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Sumptuous smoothies in ten minutes or less

Celebrate summer with a healthy, refreshing beverage

By Elsi Wu, Online Sports Editor
May 28, 2008
After a long day of classes, tests, and walking home in the soon-to-be blazing heat, nothing quenches your thirst for hydration and flavor better than a simple smoothie. Though vendors may make them out to be complicated mixtures requiring exotic fruits and exact measurements, you can make a satisfying smoothie with fresh, canned or frozen fruits you can easily find at home. Save yourself the buyer's remorse with one of these quick and easy smoothie recipes, and once you get the hang of it, feel free to get creative!
Use fresh, frozen or canned fruit to blend up a healthy treat that's perfect for summer. Elsi Wu
Use fresh, frozen or canned fruit to blend up a healthy treat that's perfect for summer.


Tropical splash

Prep time is about 10 minutes. Makes about two servings.

Kitchenware:

- blender
- measuring cup
- spoon

Ingredients:

- 1/2 can of canned pineapples
- 1 banana
- 1 lime
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
- 3/4 cup of ice
Preparation:

1. Blend 1/2 can of pineapples, banana, 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1/2 cup of ice until mixed.
2. Slice the lime in half and use a spoon to extract as much juice from one half as possible into the mixture.
3. Blend again to combine.
4. Enjoy chilled.
Berry berry yum yum
Prep time is about 10 minutes. Makes about two servings.

Kitchenware:
- blender
- measuring cup
- vegetable peeler

Ingredients:

- 2 cups of frozen mixed berries (if unavailable, 1/2 carton of raspberries and 1/2 carton of blueberries can be used, but be sure to also include a 3/4 cup of ice)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
- 1 lemon
Preparation:

1. Begin by thawing your frozen fruit at room temperature for about 20 min., or until soft.
2. Blend 2 cups of frozen fruit, 1/2 cup of yogurt and banana. If using fresh fruit, blend those and ice with yogurt.
3. Using a vegetable peeler, add about half a lemon's worth of zest to the mixture.
4. Blend to combine.
5. Enjoy chilled.
Peach perfection
Prep time is about 10 minutes. Makes about two servings.

Kitchenware:
- blender
- measuring cup

Ingredients:

- 2 cups of frozen peaches
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
Preparation:

1. Begin by thawing peaches at room temperature for about 20 min., or until soft.
2. Blend all ingredients in a blender until well-mixed.
3. Enjoy chilled.

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