Dairy Free Smoothie
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. This is my first post. I thought I would share my Dairy Free Smoothie Recipe.
First you need Frozen Fruit any fruits of your choice. For my smoothie, I used the following
1 cup of frozen pineapple’s
1 cup of frozen organic mango’s
1 cup of sweet frozen organic dark cherries
1 cup of frozen organic blueberries
1 cup of mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries….etc)
1/4 cup of ground flax seeds (optional)
1/4- 1/2 cups of organic cane sugar or (granulated sugar or honey)
1/4- 1/2 cups of water
1-2 cups of Sparkling Spring Water Raspberry Lime Flavor ( or any flavor you choose)
First you going to start off by making a simple syrup. Which are equal parts water to sugar. Depending on the level of sweetness that you prefer. I usually use about 1/4 of a cup of cane sugar and 1/4 of a cup of water. Bring the mixture to a boil until cane sugar dissolves. Please note if you are using cane sugar or honey, your simple syrup will be an amber color and granulated sugar the mixture will be clear. Once the simple syrup is done remove from the heat and allow to cool, while you move on to the next step.
For the second step, you are going to add 1 cup of the sparkling spring water to the blender. I use this in place of milk or yogurt for a smooth texture without the dairy. It also has 0 calories, fats, carbs etc…….
Third add your frozen fruits. I love frozen fruits because as Dr. Oz says it’s picked at peak season. Another benefit to frozen fruits…..you will not need ice. No need to unthaw ahead of time. Just toss it in the blender.
Fourth add 1 more cup of the sparkling water and blend until smooth. At this point add your simple syrup. It may still be hot, but it will not matter it does not affect your smoothie at all. Blend again to evenly distribute the simple syrup.
Last step add the 1/4 cup of flax seed and blend again so that it will be evenly distributed.
This recipe makes 6 cups
Once I am done with the mixture I transfer my smoothie into a BPA Free Plastic Container and store any remainder in the freezer. Just simply take out and hour before and it is ready to drink.