Drink Recipes That Are as Easy as 1, 2, 3
You don't need to have an entire cornucopia of fruit on hand to make a nutritious smoothie, or to spend a lot at the grocery story to make a tasty frozen concoction in your blender. Try one of these simple recipes that use only three ingredients each and can be blended and served in a matter of minutes.
Chia, Coconut Milk, Banana
Chia seeds have become a popular nutritious ingredient because they're packed with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and plenty other minerals and vitamins. But just because it's a health food doesn't mean it has to taste bad. Mix your chia in your all purpose blender along with coconut milk and sliced banana. Add as much or as little coconut milk as you want to get your optimal consistency.
Banana, Kale, Yogurt
Bananas are a common smoothie ingredient because they're loaded with nutrients and they taste great. But rather than sticking with a strictly fruity flavor, try to add some kale and yogurt to your banana for a truly unique smoothie. It will look green and carry the benefits of kale, but also have a creamy taste and fill you up.
Almond butter, Almond Milk, Raspberries
Mainly people turn to almonds for their high levels of protein, vitamin E, manganese, copper and other nutrients. While some prefer to eat these nuts raw, consider giving yourself a double dose in a smoothie. Mix almond butter and almond milk into your blender with some frozen raspberries for a nutty snack with a fruity kick. You can even make your own almond milk or butter with your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender.
Frozen Berries, Rum, Citrus Juice
Your blender isn't just for smoothies - you can mix up some tasty frozen cocktails too. Combine a bag of frozen mixed berries - raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries - with white rum and orange or lime juice. Go heavy on the berries to get a thick consistency or add a fourth ingredient - ice - to get that perfect texture. Sip this simple cocktail on your porch for a relaxing afternoon treat.
Gin, Grapefruit Juice, Lime Sorbet
Stick with the citric theme and use grapefruit juice and lime sorbet for a fruity, frozen snack. Add a little gin to kick off this concoction and blend it all in your all purpose blender. Feel free to top with a lime garnish or paper umbrella and serve in a hurricane glass.
When enjoying your spiked smoothies, be sure to drink responsibly and follow all drinking laws.