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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Red Currant Strawberry Smoothie Recipe Using Typical Scandinavian Flavors

Smoothies are nutritious, convenient and a refreshing snack! So fast to make that within a couple of minutes you'll have a delicious healthy drink.  One of my favorite smoothies is red currant strawberry smoothie.  If you have never had a red currant strawberry smoothie, you might be pleasantly surprised of the sweet and tart delicious combination!  Here's how to do it.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen red currants
  • 2 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of strawberry Icelandic yogurt (or your favorite yogurt)
  • 1 cup of milk (skim or whole) 
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar, honey or agave nectar (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 3 or 4 ice cubes (optional)
Kitchen Utensils
  • cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • measuring cup
  • mixing spoon
  • blender 
 
Instruction: 

In a blender, place all ingredients. Then, blend with on-and-off pulses until pureed.  

By adding the yogurt it will thicken your smoothie.  Another great smoothie option is once everything is blended, add 3 or 4 ice cubes in the blender to make a frothier smoothie.
 

A fruit alternative is substituting raspberries for the strawberries.  Figuring out a sweet tart fruit combination you like is part of the fun of making smoothies!

Finally garnish your smoothie with either loose berries or a sprig of mint. 

Pour into 2 drinking glasses. Serve immediately.