Fruit Smoothie Floats

Friday, March 23, 2007

I’ve been using fruit smoothies to get in my daily fruit. The standard drink when I come home from work is usually frozen strawberries with soymilk and vanilla, though I’ve found a fun way to shake things up a bit: adding carbonated water.
That extra glug of sparkling water adds a little zing to the tongue, and also dampers the sweetness of the finished smoothie.

A recent trip to our local Latino Market also added new inspiration in the way of cool frozen fruit pulp from Goya. We grabbed a bag of mango, cherimoya, and guava pulp, all destined to be blended up or stirred into salsa.

This fizzy recipe uses the newly discovered cherimoya pulp with lime flavored fizzy water. The resulting smoothie is light and fruity, with the feel of adding banana but without the flavor. The cherimoya lends a flavor like pineapple and apple whirled in. it’s quite refreshing and a nice change of pace.

fizzy blueberry smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie Float

In a blender add:

blend till smooth and add:

Pulse in the blender ever so briefly. Pour into two glasses for a small treat, or one glass for a healthy snack or breakfast.

One Year Ago

Price Puckler's Pistachio Almond ice creamFood Memories- Prince Pücklers

I took a spoonful off of the top of the chunky container, a bright green sampling of Pistachio Almond. Before popping it in my mouth I noticed that there were dark green flecks in the mixture- that almost looked like threads of pineapple. Curious I slipped the spoon into my mouth and before I knew it, my mind was whisked off to a childhood summer afternoon, with a bowl of Mom’s pistachio marshmallow salad!

6 Comments

posted March 24th, 2007 at 3:49 am

Great idea, to add the fizzy water. I’ll have to try it.

posted March 25th, 2007 at 2:08 pm

Nice blog you have here!

I agree that smoothies are one of the best and quickest ways to get your daily fruit intake! I usually use vanilla rice milk in mine.

posted March 25th, 2007 at 3:29 pm

Just this afternoon I was telling my husband that I’d like to start making smoothies again. Adding carbonated water is a great idea! I’m going to try it.

posted March 27th, 2007 at 10:55 pm

all I can say is mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
and,
I really need to get a blender!

posted April 2nd, 2007 at 2:05 pm

Marvelous idea. I always have a smoothie for breakfast (great way to start the day with fruit, soy milk, yoghurt, and whatever other healthy bits that fall into the blender), but this looks like a really nice variation for those swelteringly hot days. And they are coming. Soon. Thanks!

posted August 21st, 2007 at 7:14 pm

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