My husband Ted has a thing for smoothies, and it turns out that he's a darned good smoothie maker. In general, Ted's an out-of-the-box thinker, and he's that kind of cook, too. He starts by reading some recipes to get a sense of proportions, then he puts together his own combinations, sometimes weird and often wonderful. There's nothing wacky in this apple smoothie. It's cool and refreshing for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Use your favorite apple, and leave the skin on for a bit of extra oomph. And don't be put off by the color, which I admit looks a bit like medicine; the taste is pure apple.
Ted's apple smoothie with yogurt, honey and cardamom
1/2 cup chopped apple, cored but not peeled (Ted uses Gala apples)
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
Pinch of ground cardamom
1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
2-3 ice cubes
Place all ingredients except ice in a blender, and process until almost smooth. Add the ice cubes, and process until completely smooth.
Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Blackberry-yogurt power smoothie, from Food Blogga
Quick and easy green smoothie, from Inspired Taste
Clementine smoothie, from Green Lite Bites
Pina colada smoothie, from Nutrition to Kitchen
Peanut butter banana smoothie, from Joy the Baker
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