Smoothies and Shakes

Thick and Creamy!

This Tropical Fruit Smoothie is an icy, fruity, slightly sweet smoothie that would be lightly creamy and thick but straw-friendly. Fill the blender with plenty of fruit and add just a touch of whole milk for a drink that is chock full of fruity goodness. A few spoonfuls of sugar and a squeeze of lemon balanced out the flavor. Three ice cubes were enough to make a cold but not overly icy drink.

This is a fun Berry Smoothie.

For the following Melon Smoothie, make sure the melon is absolutely ripe, but not overripe. Underripe melon yields bland smoothies that taste, if anything, like cardboard. Vary the amounts of sugar and lemon juice depending on the ripeness of the fruit.