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Creamy summer shake... only takes a minute!

Today I have a simple 'Summer Shake' recipe. After I'd been experimenting with ice cream combos I had some remains of a berry mixture in my blender. Never one for wanting to simply wash it up I like to use all the scraps, so in this instance I added some water to the plantain strawberry mix in the bottom of the blender and the result… a perfect creamy summer smoothie.

I then tried it again with more specific ratios to write up for you, but really I encourage you to play around with the ratios to see what suits you. Obviously the more liquid you add the thinner it is. I personally liked it both ways- either a thick smoothie or as a thinner milkshake, I added a little sweetener to the milk version as it is less sweet when more diluted, you may decide you want a little extra sweetness for the shake also. I used strawberries and I think these are the best berries as the fleshiness creates a great creamy texture and lovely light pastel pink colour, but you could try other berries or how about some of the fleshy stone fruits in season! 

This is a great beverage to make it's own or to use remains in your blender like I did. I chilled mine before drinking but you could blend up with ice to chill and also help thicken it further.


Recipe: Strawberry plantain shake

Serves 1-2 (measurements are approximate)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plantain 
  • 3-4 strawberries
  • 1 tsp nut butter
  • a dash of vanilla powder or paste
  • a couple of drops of stevia or sweetener of choice
  • 1-2 cups water to suit your preference of thickness (sub some water with ice if desired)

Method:

Blend everything until smooth. 

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