Fruity Friday – Week 1 Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie
Welcome to week one of my Day Zero Challenge to cook my way through a cookbook. Today we’re making a strawberry yogurt smoothie.
You can find the details on the original post, Fruity Friday.
All recipes are taken from Readers Digest Fresh Fruit and Dessert book.
Our first recipe is:
Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie.
To make 4 servings, you will need:
450g (1 lb) ripe strawberries, hulled
Grated zest and juice of 1 large orange
150g (5 and a half oz) plain low fat yogurt
1 tbsp caster sugar, or to taste (optional)
To Decorate (optional)
4 small strawberries
4 small slices orange
1) Tip the strawberries into a food processor or blender and add the grated orange zest, orange juice and yogurt. Blend to a smooth puree, scraping down the sides of the container once or twice. Taste the mixture and sweeten with the sugar, if necessary.
2) For a really smooth consistency, press through a nylon sieve to remove the strawberry pips, although this is not essential.
3) Pour into glasses. If you like, decorate with small strawberries and slices of orange, both split so they sit on the side of the glass.
Note: To add sweetness without using sugar, add a sliced banana. It will also thicken the mixture.
Each serving provides:
0.5g fat (of which saturated fat 0.2g)
11g of carbohydrate (of which sugars 11g)
The kids enjoyed making the smoothie and all of them said it tasted nice but the orange gave it a tangy taste.
They said it would have been nicer without the orange so next time we’re not going to use it.
While eating breakfast, they discussed what other flavour smoothies they want to make next 🙂