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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Black Cherry Strawberry Smoothie


I like to use certain Scandinavian ingredients when I make my smoothies.  Here is an easy smoothie recipe that is delicious to have anytime of the year. Black cherries and strawberries are delicious classic summer berries. Both berries brings back many happy summer time memories.   If you can't get either fresh fruit during the winter, I usually go to the frozen section of the supermarket.  That way I can have this delicious smoothie anytime of the year.

I love to use Icelandic yogurt for my smoothies.  The Icelandic yogurt tastes so fresh and creamy.  I love the consistency of the Icelandic yogurt too.

I am adding the black cherry preserves as a sweetener with this smoothie recipe too.  Black cherry preserves gives a nice kick.  If you prefer to use sugar or another sweetener that is fine too.  But, the black cherry preserves gives a richer taste to the smoothie. 

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons of black cherry preserves
  • 1 cup of frozen dark cherries
  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries 
  • 1 container of regular or vanilla Icelandic yogurt
  • ice cubes(optional)
  • mint leaves or lemon balm (optional garnish)
  • whipped cream (optional)
Kitchen Utensils
  • measuring cup
  • teaspoon
  • blender  
  • bowl
  • 2 to 3 drinking glasses

Directions
1, Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 
2. If the blender has room, add some ice. Blend it all
2. Pour into 2 to 3 drinking glasses, add some whipped cream and garnish with mint leaves.

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