Saturday, May 14, 2011

Loaded Smoothie

Who doesn't love smoothies, they are creamie and delisious, fresh, and FULL of nutrients.
This was the perfect way to start our rainy Saturday morning. Also a great excuse to use our new immersion blender.

So this morning I decided it would be nice to wake up a little early and make Dan a nice breakfast. This smoothie was a delicious addition to breakfast. Also a great way to get some more fruit into us.

Smoothies and so easy too, as long as you have a few simple basics you can add just about any fruit and make it delicious.
Now these measurements are pretty rough, but that is the fun of smoothies nothing has to be exact you can adjust it to the way you like.

   served 2
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • 1 handful raspberries
  • 4-5 strawberries 
  • 4-5 pieces frozen mango
  • 1 tangelo
  • 1 banana
  • 3 Tbs (heaping) plain yogurt (make sure there is no gelatin in it)
  • 1-2 Tbs of maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it) if you don't have maple syrup you can also use honey
I used my immersion blender but of course a regular blender will work just fine.

Before you start getting your fruit ready and blending, I would suggest taking the frozen mango pieces out of the freezer and letting them sit for a bit, You want them still frozen but just soft enough that they will blend in well.

First I threw all the berries in the cup and squeezed the juice out of the tangelo over the berries.

First I wanted to make sure to blend the berries really well so the smoothie would be nice and creamy.
Next throw in the yogurt and banana and blend like crazy. You don't want any chunks.
Now throw in the mango chunks and add the maple syrup.
Finally blend until you can not blend anymore.

(the syrup is just meant to add a bit of sweetness, you don't want this to be a dominant flavor so make sure you taste as you go)

 The smoothie will keep very well in the fridge for a few hours until you are ready to serve.

Enjoy! and as always I would love to hear what you think, so feel free to comment.


  1. The term "loaded" is a little misleading... I was hoping for boozy smoothies!

  2. OMG this is soooooo good!
    I think I'll look at your other recipes and try them out too! Good job Chef Kim! My stomach is very satisfied with this one!
    Sophie C

  3. Thanks Sophie
    I hope you like it :D

    and Lisa, your right! I don't know why I didn't realize that :)