Friday, August 19, 2011

Raspberry Kiwi Smoothie {Vegan}

Day 231.

I actually made this recipe about six months ago and froze it. It was the perfect meal to have for a quick brunch when I returned from BlogHer and didn't have any fresh foods in the house. It was so simple to pull this out of the freezer and serve. I also think this would be excellent in a foodsaver "pop" created like the Homemade Yogurt Tubes. Our kids really love the fruit-only frozen tubes, especially when they're sick and this would be a great, easy (and cheaper) way to make them at home.

Raspberry Kiwi Smoothie
Adapted from Raspberry Kiwi Smoothie
  • 1.25 cups fresh raspberries, frozen (use flash freezing method)
  • 1 cups blueberries, frozen (use flash freezing method)
  • 1.5 cups cranberry juice
  • 2/3 cups soy milk
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, fresh, grated
  • 1 banana
  • 6 kiwis, peeled
Blend all ingredients except kiwi and banana. When smooth, add in fresh fruit. Blend lightly and serve. I actually blended it all together without the ice cubes and froze it. Upon thawing, I intended to add the cubes, but liked the rich flavor without and kept it that way. I imagine both ways are tasty though.

The Results
This was absolutely delicious. I though the kids might think it too strong, so I thinned theirs down a bit. So, of course, they preferred the un-thinned version and ended up sharing my glass. This makes an excellent breakfast or snack.

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1 comment:

  1. Another kiwi recipe! Yeah! Looks like we were on the same page this week. :) Thanks so much for bringing these smoothies by Friday Potluck!