For several summers, I've experimented with different ingredients to make smoothies. I love smoothies, but I could never make one that was exactly what I was looking for until this summer. The two most important factors for me in a smoothie are the fresh-fruit flavor and a refreshing feel. I tried ingredients such as yogurt, ice cream, vanilla extract, etc. to concoct something that suited my taste buds. This year, I found what I like using goat milk, frozen fruit, ice cubes & sugar.
Just a note, I do think the goat milk is key to the recipe because goat milk is so creamy, but I realize that many people don't have access to goat milk. I would guess that whole cow milk would produce a similar product. However, keep in mind, that whole cow milk has a butterfat content of 4%. My Nubian goats are known to produce a 5-6% butterfat, which means that their milk is creamier than cow's milk.
This isn't an exact recipe; it is more of a process.
Step 1 - Fill your blender about 2/3 full of frozen fruit. Add 6-10 ice cubes. Fruits that we enjoy are frozen strawberries, peaches, bananas, and blueberries. This one is peaches and bananas.
Step 2 - Nearly cover the fruit and ice with milk. As I mentioned, we use raw goat milk, which gives these smoothies a creamy feel without adding any yogurt or ice cream.
Step 3 - Add sugar to your suit your taste buds. I add about 3 tablespoons of sugar.
Step 4 - Blend until all ice cubes and frozen chunks of fruit are gone.
And the best part - enjoying them as family on a hot summer evening!
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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