Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Non Dairy, Non Banana, Non Strawberry Smoothies

I'm no scientist, but the basic smoothie formula is a lethal poison. How everyone else is immune, I don't know. And I don't know the specifics about what it is about each of these ingredients: dairy, banana, strawberry, and in what combination they are most lethal because I've tried soy substitutes to no avail. But whenever I 'give it another go' and have a smoothie, one that everyone else can enjoy, I die. I've done myself a great disservice by not doing more work in enjoying the smoothies out there don't include these toxins.

The smoothie in the photo is an Avocado-Pear smoothie. I haven't had avocado really outside of Mexican fare, but I gave it a go, and I may be now obsessed.

The recipe is from Martha (we're quite unashamed of our loyalty here) and is here, with my notes:


1 ripe Hass avocado (about 7 ounces)
1/2 cup silken tofu, drained
1 cup pear juice
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups of ice

I forgot to pick up silken tofu - I've also never had it or seen it before. I made it without and thought it was amazing so I probably won't worry about ever adding it unless I'm in need of some protein. The recipe says it is four servings, I halved it and considered it to be one serving, so it's it probably makes more like 2. The rest of the ingredients I just eyeballed, it's a smoothie, after all. Toss them all in the blender and have at it. Seriously, it's amazing.

Two more non dairy, non banana, non strawberry smoothies I can vouch for:
Here's to freedom from stomach aches!

1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious, too, but I must admit I love banana / dairy / strawberry smoothies and don't consider those toxins whatsoever!!! Different strokes for different folks...

    Have you tried the orange date shake from the NYT? Yum!