Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cool & Refreshing Smoothie

These two ingredients: cantaloupe and pistachio make a delicious smoothie.

I really love making and drinking smoothies. Nothing cools you better than a delicious smoothie on a hot summer day. The following two recipes are a continuation of those that I recently placed on my eNewsletter. Want to get my newsletter? Send me an email to adrienne@adriennecc.com or visit my website at http://www.adriennecc.com/.

Cantaloupe-Pistachio Smoothie

1 cup fresh cantaloupe chunks
1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons agave nectar, Domino
2 teaspoons finely chopped pistachios
Garnish: cantaloupe slices

To Prepare
1. On a small baking sheet, place cantaloupe chunks; place in freezer for 30 minutes, or until firm.
2. In the container of an electric blender, combine cantaloupe, yogurt, and agave nectar*; process until smooth. Top with pistachios. Garnish with cantaloupe slices, if desired. Serve immediately.

* 2 tablespoons honey may be substituted for agave nectar.
Note: Fresh unfrozen cantaloupe chunks may be used. Add 4 ice cubes to blender before processing.

Makes 1 serving; Prepares in 5 minutes, freeze time: 30 minutes

Blueberry-Ginger Smoothie

1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger

To Prepare
1. In the container of an electric blender, combine blueberries, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Males 1 serving; prepares in 5 minutes.

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