Still on a major smoothie binge! Having fun trying to come up with new flavors. Kiddo and I really like ‘Jayden’s Smoothie‘, but lately I have another favorite as well.
While growing up we had ice creams called ‘Sinasplit‘. Not sure if they still sell them, but basically it was a creamy vanilla ice stick covered in orange flavored water ice. Water ice is just a layer of water-based, non-dairy and flavored ice. The combination was so incredible—not just the flavors were perfect together, but also the vanilla cream against the cool water ice. Yum.
One sip of this smoothie took me back 25 years in time. The flavor is very much alike that of a sinasplit. Ever since I first tasted it, I find myself making this one over and over again. Probably just a sad and desperate attempt on my part to stay young through the flavors of my childhood :)
1 cup milk
1/3 cup yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 frozen banana
Optional: orange juice
It’s so simple and fast. That’s what I love about smoothies. Just a few basic ingredients. I’ve used low fat yogurt and milk. C’mon, with the holidays coming up, I better watch what I eat and drink now :)
I got the tip over in my other smoothie posting to freeze bananas in stead of using ice cubes. Tried it, froze slices so I could use the banana in portions. It worked but I’m not all too crazy about how it turned out, so next time I’ll go back to my own ice cubes and fresh bananas.
My tangerines were terribly sweet, so I’ve only used 3 of them. Feel free to add more. You can also use an orange or two, which is also incredibly tasty. Peel the tangerines and be fast before you find yourself either chasing them around the house or picking them out of grubby little hands.
Use your blender or food processor and add the tangerines, banana, 1 cup of milk, 1/3 cup yogurt and 1/2 tsp vanilla essence. If you don’t have frozen bananas just add 3 ice cubes. If you like it sweet, you can add some sugar or honey, I never do. You can also add about 1/4 cup of orange juice, that works wonders, too! I just ran out of it.
Now all that’s left to do is pulse and watch it turn into a soft orange concoction. You’re done.
I love smoothies. They’re so simple, fast, fresh and beautiful.