Prep 2 mins
Cook 1 min
I call this The "Sommer" Smoothie for two reasons. The first is because that is how my name is spelled, even though it's pronounced like the season and the second is because it is my own creation. It is definitely Summertime, too! :) I made up this smoothie myself using ingredients I had on hand and a couple that were leftovers from dinner that night, but weren't enough to save and I didn't want to waste yummy fruit. This smoothie is not only dairy-free, but has fruit and chocolate in it. I completely eye-balled the ingredients, but I have approximated them to the best of my ability here. I had this for dessert, but it makes a great snack, brunch, or breakfast drink. This ended up making about 20oz or so, and I had enough for a yummy dessert that night and froze the leftovers. I thawed the smoothie for a few hours in the fridge the next morning and then on the counter for another hour or so and had a tasty mid-morning snack. The ingredients can be varied in amounts and type to suit your needs and tastes. My bf liked it, but he's not a soy milk fan. I don't have much of a choice, lol, as I have to be careful about dairy. I just love this drink. I've actually made many combinations just from learning what flavors work together and experimenting.
- 1 1⁄2 cups unsweetened soymilk (my favorite is Silk brand)
- 1 large banana
- 3⁄4-1 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
- 3⁄4-1 cup frozen raspberries (use a mix of berries ususually called a berry blend which contains the raspberries, blueberries, and) or 3⁄4-1 cup frozen blueberries (use a mix of berries) or 3⁄4-1 cup frozen blackberrie (use a mix of berries)
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons Hersheys Chocolate Syrup (Hershey's brand is dairy-free)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 cup pineapple chunk, reserve juice
- 1⁄4 cup reserved pineapple juice
- Place all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until ingredients are a smoothie consistency. Pour into a large glass and sip through a straw or enjoy without a straw, whichever you prefer.
- Note: I also added to this smoothie one scoop of Citrucel Clear Mix fiber supplement. This is totally optional of course. If you want, you might even try adding in your favorite powdered nutritional supplement instead, like protein powder, for example, but I don't know how anything else would affect the taste of the smoothie. I know the Citrucel Clear Mix doesn't affect the taste at all and blends in well.
- (I'm also going to try mango today.).
Yum. I found this recipe looking for ways to use up the soymilk in my fridge before it goes bad. Then, the fact that it started with the correct letter for "Healthy ABC" was awesome so I tagged it. And I'm so glad I did! I had a half a frozen banana in the freezer so I halved the recipe and used it. I also used all mixed berries, and added a shake of fiber. The chocolate taste is subtle here, but adds a nice level of flavor. I couldn't taste the pineapple exactly, but think it too added something nice. I suspect I'll be enjoying this repeatedly this summer. Thanks!
I love smoothies and keep a supply of frozen bananas in the freezer at all times just for this purpose. I made this recipe with regular, not soy, milk, and no strawberries. I too, put in some fiber additive, and about a teaspoon of whole flax seed for added nutrition. Delicious, and the author is right, frozen leftovers make a great dessert.
My son and I love smoothies, and this one is a winner! The chocolate syrup adds a nice twist. I used fresh strawberries and frozen rasberries with the pineapple and banana. this was my first time trying soy milk. I have to say it was pretty good.