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The All Time Best Smoothie

20 Oct

After many cases of trial and error through the years I finally discovered the trick to the thickest, creamiest smoothie:

Frozen Fruit!

If you make your smoothies with all frozen fruit they come out with a texture so thick they practically have to be consumed with a spoon! Using a frozen banana also helps to create the thickness and a little bit of Splenda goes a long way in terms of frothiness.

The following is just one example of the fruits you can use but feel free to play around with whatever you have on hand. As long as there is frozen fruit, banana, yoghurt and milk – you can’t go wrong!

Amazing Smoothie

Serves 1 as a meal or two as a snack or beverage

Ingredients:

- Half a banana (sliced and frozen)

- 4 strawberries (cut in half and frozen)

- half a peach (cubed and frozen)

- quarter of an avocado (cubed and frozen)

- 1/4 cup yoghurt

- 1/2 cup milk

- 1 tablespoon Splenda

Directions:

1. Begin by blending frozen fruits in a food processor.

2. When they have broken down add milk, yoghurt and Splenda. Continue to blend.

3. Transfer to a glass and drink up!

Guacamole

20 Aug

I found this guacamole through Faux Martha and then my roommate and I made some quantity alterations on it for our dinner party. Avocados add such a nice texture and taste to any recipe – and this one definitely makes them shine. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

- 3 ripe avocados

- 1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes

- 1/8 cup diced red onion

- 1 garlic clove

- 1 tablespoon cilantro

- 1 teaspoon cumin

- juice of half a lime

- 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mash avocados with a fork.

2. Add in tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin, lime and salt.

3. That’s it! It’s so easy there isn’t even a step 3. Seal it well and store it in the fridge until ready to serve. We served them with our homemade pita chips but nachos would also work well. So healthy and delicious!

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