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Getting A Taste Of Summer: Sizzling Summer Recipes

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By Mia Bolaris-Forget

Summer’s here and “the heat is on!” With school out and the kids home, you’re probably ready to cook up some summer fun. Some nutritious recipes for smoothies to ensure your summer goes smoothly.

Mango and Ginger Lassi with Low-fat Yogurt:

Serves 4

250ml mango purée, fresh or canned
6 ice cubes
3cm fresh ginger, grated
250ml low-fat yoghurt
mineral water, ginger ale or semi-skimmed milk
sugar or honey (optional)
4 tbsp diced fresh mango, to serve (optional)

1. Place ingredients except the diced mango in a blender and work to a froth.
2. Serve immediately, topped with the diced mango, if using.

Source: Smoothies and Shakes by Elsa Petersen-Schepelern

Energy Boost Smoothie:

Makes 2 cups

1-cup fruit juice (apple, orange, apricot, etc.

If you use 6-ounce cans of juice, decrease amount of ice cubes by 1. Place ingredients (including 6 ice cubes) in a blender and blend until liquefied. Add: 1 banana (or peeled and seeded peach, or nectarines, berries, or a combination), 1-teaspoon honey (or sweetener of choice), and ½ teaspoon vanilla. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large glass and serve.

Source: One Million Recipes: The World’s Larges Cookbook CD (Silver Edition) by ACR International LLC.

Sorbet Smoothie:

Makes 6-8 Servings.

2 pints softened lemon sorbet (or sorbet of your choice)
1 11/2 cups cold mils (or soy milk)
2 cups frozen fruit (peaches, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Serve immediately in chilled glasses.

Source: One Million Recipes: The World’s Larges Cookbook CD (Silver Edition) by ACR International LLC.

Frozen Fruit-Yogurt Pops (or Smoothies):

1-quart vanilla yogurt

Separate yogurt into several 1-cup servings and freeze to be used as needed.

Cut up some bananas or other ripe fruit that may have lost some of its visual appeal, place in a container and freeze.

On the day of preparation, remove yogurt and fruit from freezer. Break up the yogurt into several smaller pieces and place in blender with 4-6 chunks of fruit/veggie (assortment). Add some pineapple juice and blend (Make sure to add enough liquid to suit your preference). Fill up Popsicle molds first. Serve the rest as a nutritious smoothie.

Source: One Million Recipes: The World’s Larges Cookbook CD (Silver Edition) by ACR International LLC.

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