Monday, March 31, 2008

Strawberry Smoothie

File under 99 Cent Deal of the Day. The Chef picked up one pound packaged fresh strawberries at this 99c only Store yesterday. Let's make a 99 cent smoothie.

They always carry three of the main ingredients the Chef likes to use: soy milk, bananas and yogurt. The Chef usually buys several packages of strawberries to ziplock freeze for the future; just remove green stems and slice in half. They are also selling seedless red grapes which freeze well and add nicely to any smoothie (it's the Chef's sister's secret smoothie ingredient -- thanks, Denise.)

1 cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 small 6 - 8 oz. yogurt (any flavor, except chocolate!)
1 banana
1 cup soy milk (vanilla or plain)
1/2 cup of grapes (optional)
3 - 6 cubes of ice (optional - if you are using frozen fruit, okay to omit)


Oh come on, you don't need to read this part --
just throw it all in and blend until smooth. Duh!


liz said...

What other fruits does the frozen trick work for? Do mangoes keep well if sliced into chunks and frozen?

99 Cent Chef said...

For a smoothie the Chef has used frozen pineapple, blueberries, banana and mango; just throw it in the blender with soy milk for a slushy good treat!

Unknown said...

yes, i was just about to say that i prefer to freeze my fruit & dilute w/some fruit juice instead of adding ice. more flavorful that way. smoothies made w/99 cent store ingredients are the best!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

For a protein-rich smoothie, I throw in some tofu! Long live the 99 cent Chef!

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