RED, WHITE, AND BLUE SMOOTHIE

RED, WHITE, AND
BLUE SMOOTHIE

one serving

 

  • ¾ cup fresh blueberries, stems removed
  • ¾ cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • Sugar or granulated sugar substitute as desired
    (optional)
  • ½ to ¾ cup vanilla ice cream or reduced-fat or
    reduced-sugar vanilla ice cream, softened or unflavored or
    vanilla-flavored yogurt or reduced-fat or no-fat yogurt, chilled
  • A sprig of fresh
    mint and a whole strawberry for garnish (optional)
  • Very small decorative American flag for garnish

 

Place blueberries in a blender container; cover and blend at
high speed until blueberries are pureed; sweeten blueberries to taste or leave
blueberries unsweetened as desired.  Pour
pureed blueberries into a tall glass. 
Rinse blender container thoroughly and add strawberries; cover and blend
at high speed until strawberries are pureed. 
Sweeten strawberries to taste or leave strawberries unsweetened as
desired.

 

Top pureed blueberries in the glass with vanilla ice cream
or yogurt.  Pour pureed strawberries over
the ice cream.  Garnish with a sprig of
mint, a whole strawberry, and a very small decorative flag.  Preferably serve immediately.  Or, if preparing in advance, may cover and
refrigerate until ready to serve.  Add
garnish just before serving.

 

Four servings: Use 3 cups blueberries, 3 cups sliced
strawberries, and 2 to 3 cups vanilla ice cream or unflavored yogurt. Follow directions for one serving, dividing ingredients evenly.

 

Variation: Top “smoothie” with a sprinkle of granola
or other crunchy cereal or sugar cookie or vanilla wafer crumbs.

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