From Fast Flavours, 2012
Jump out of bed and hit the ground running with a glass full of goodness. This homemade breakfast treat is a nutritional jump-start. Feel free to vary the base and mix in whatever you have for a jolt of creativity to kick start each and every day. This smoothie tastes so good you’ll forget it’s healthy!
Yield: 2 to 3
2 ripe bananas, peeled
2 cups (500 mL) or so frozen blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, mango, peach, pineapple or your favourite fruit
1 cup (250 mL) or more of any flavour real yogurt
2 cups (500 mL) or so of orange juice
2 tablespoons (30 mL) or so of refrigerated flax oil or other healthy oil or your favourite nutritional additive
Toss all the ingredients into your blender or food processor. Blend the works until very smooth watching the blades work their magic, just a minute or two. Serve and share!
© Chef Michael Smith
Every chef knows how easy it is to jazz up dessert by pureeing fruits into simple sauces. With just a few simple ingredients, a bit of gentle heat and a strong blender you too can transform almost any ripe fruit into a colourful backdrop for almost any dessert. Apricot uniquely creates the smoothest sauce of them all though. Its’ juicy tender flesh and fresh aromatic flavour go well with everything. Even at dessert you can fill Half Your Plate!