Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Layered Fruit Smoothie
Isn't this a gorgeous smoothie? Well, it tastes as good as it looks! On the bottom is a yummy mango-lime smoothie and on top strawberry-banana-YUM, YUM!!
Instead of fresh fruit, I used frozen organic strawberries and mangoes. I love using frozen fruit for smoothies. There is no need for ice cubes (which yields a smoother consistency) and no mess peeling or chopping fruit.
So fresh and healthy!
Your kids will love it and so will your body. It's low fat and offers 3 servings of fruit, plus it's cool and refreshing!
Makes 2 smoothies
1 cup frozen mango
1 1/4 cups plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons honey*
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1 banana (peeled, and chopped)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
In a blender, whirl the mango; 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 1 tablespoons honey; the fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon of water and the freshly grated lime zest until smooth. Divide mango-lime smoothie between 2 straight-sided glasses and set aside.
Rinse blender, then whirl the banana; the strawberries; 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 1 tablespoons honey; the fresh lemon juice and the freshly grated lemon zest until smooth. Layer banana-strawberry smoothie onto mango smoothie, gently spooning mixture around inside edge of each glass to create a clean horizontal line. Serve Immediately.
* If you are serving this to children younger than 2, replace the honey with sugar.
Source: adapted from My Recipes