Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What do you call this?

For a while, I was making myself a smoothie every single morning. They were pretty simple: frozen berries, a ripe banana, a good dollop of plain yogurt and a handful of spinach in my big measuring cup and blended with my immersion blender. I would pour the nice, cold, thick, green mixture into a travel mug and drink it, with some difficulty through the small coffee cup opening, for my whole hour and a half commute.

Partially because of how difficult these things are to drink since I don't own one of those fancy travel cups with the straw, I've gotten out of the habit, so much so that I haven't even picked up a container of yogurt in months. None-the-less, I was shocked, surprised, when I was hit with a craving for a smoothie the other day. Don't ask me why, but I desperately wanted the taste of the cool frozen berries, the tartness of the yogurt.

Problem: no yogurt.

I did, however, have frozen yogurt. Chocolate frozen yogurt. Problem solved!

I have no idea what to call this. It's too thick to be a smoothie, but it's definitely not frozen yogurt anymore. Either way, it's delicious, especially when served atop even more frozen yogurt.

If you'd rather consume it as a proper smoothie, add some milk to thin it out.

Cool Chocolate Banana Berry Thick Smoothie

Into your food processor or a large, tall cup or measuring jug, add

  • A scoop or two of chocolate frozen yogurt - approximately 1 cup
  • About 1 cup of frozen berries 
  • 1 ripe banana
Blend. This might take some work since there are actually no liquid ingredients. Keep at it and break every so often to scrap the mix into the centre of your container.

Eat with a spoon, thin with some milk and eat with a straw, or serve it over some more chocolate frozen yogurt.

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