Many years ago, before there was a restaurant on every corner of Boston's South End, a lovely couple opened a cafe on Columbus Avenue, a bit off the main street, with two tables outside, and half a dozen inside. Before moving to Boston, they lived on Santorini, where they ran a dry cleaning business. I don't remember why they came to Boston, but I'm glad they did. The cafe sold very strong hot coffee, ice cold smoothies, and a few pastries. The Santorini Sunrise, my favorite smoothie from their menu, uses vanilla frozen yogurt for the base, and fresh or frozen strawberries. You can slice and freeze the bananas, too. And if you close your eyes, you can picture the white-washed houses of Santorini, overlooking the deep blue sea, and you, sitting at a cafe and sipping a Santorini Sunrise.
Santorini Sunrise strawberry smoothie
From the pantry, you'll need: frozen fruit.
Makes 1 large smoothie (2 servings).
3 large strawberries (fresh or frozen), trimmed and halved
1/2 banana, sliced
3/4 cup orange juice
2 scoops of non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until the fruit is chopped and the ingredients are well combined. Serve immediately.
Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Berry banana smoothie, from Simply Recipes
Strawberry rhubarb smoothie, from A Veggie Venture
Strawberry hemp milk smoothie, from Gluten-Free Goddess
Kale spinach and pear smoothie, from Joy the Baker
Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting, from Gas•tron•o•my
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