Monday, 3 October 2011

Moosewood Mondays: Fruit Shakes

Good morning, Sunshine!

This was the first time this season I made oatmeal, a sign that I have capitulated to the season. Some fresh fruit still lingers though, and sometimes it lingers a little too long.

So, what to do with fruit that is getting soft? Throw it in the blender!

These fruit shakes are healthy and delicious and quick to make. They pair perfectly with your morning oatmeal and help give you that boost you can't get from coffee alone.

Feel free to mix and match or freestyle a bit, fruit shakes are infinitely adaptable. We did the mango one this morning, with a few lingering strawberries in there for good measure. Waste not want not! 

Fruit Shakes
adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home
for Moosewood Mondays

Peach Shake
2-3 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced, or 1 cup frozen peach slices
1 cups lain or vanilla yogurt
½ peach  or apricot nectar

Strawberry Shake
1 pint fresh or frozen strawberries, hulled
1 cup plain, vanilla, or lemon yogurt
3-4 Tbsp orange or apple juice or what you have on hand
2-3 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)

Mango Shake 
1 ripe mango, pitted and peeled
1 Tbsp frozen limeade concentrate
1 cup milk or pineapple juice

Banana Shake 
1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
½ cup orange juice

Purée in the blender til smooth. Serve cold, garnished with a small piece of fruit.