Fast Fruit Shake
1 cup natural reduced-fat yoghurt
1/2 cup skim milk
2 medium peaches or nectarines, sliced (about 2 cups)
1 cup fresh strawberries, or 1 cup frozen strawberries, partially thawed
1 banana, sliced
1 Tablespoon wheat germ (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond essence
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg
4 ice cubes
Fresh mint sprigs and strawberries for garnish
1. In a blender, combine the yoghurt, milk, peach or nectarine slices, 1 cup of strawberries, banana, wheat germ, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add the ice cubes.
2. Blend until smooth and foamy, about 30 seconds. If mixture is too thick, add a few more ice cubes and blend until smooth.
3. Pour mixture into chilled glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and berries and serve.
Experiment to create wonderful blends. Use your favourite fresh or frozen fruits: raspberries, apples, oranges, mango, pawpaw, kiwi fruit, and/or melon are just a few of the possibilities. You will need about 3 3/4 cups of fruit. Also, instead of natural reduced-fat yoghurt, try using a flavoured variety, such as berry or apricot. Or, substitute orange juice for the skim milk.