I have been preparing a lot of soups and smoothies lately. Long time back my husband got me a Smoothies book and finally, we are trying each and every recipe from it.
My son is especially showing interest in picking the recipe and shopping for the ingredients. This, in turn, excites me because he is having something healthy almost every morning. As always I keep making some change or the other to the original recipe to suit our taste and this plum smoothie recipe is no exception to that.
The smoothie turned out great. The fruits have to be fresh and ripe. The riper the fruits, the sweeter naturally and no need to add any sweetener. The fruits I used, especially the pear was very ripe making the smoothie very rich and smooth.
Orchard Fruit Smoothie Recipe
|Prep Time||Cook Time||Makes|
|10 Mins||05 Mins||2 Servings|
Is your kid bored of the same old breakfast? Try different smoothies instead of cereal, pancakes and toast. Give this plum smoothie a try because it tastes and looks great.
- 1/3 cup Pear (ripe, diced)
- 1/3 cup Apple (peeled and diced)
- 1/3 cup Red Plums (diced)
- 1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
- 1 – 1 and 1/2 cups Milk
- 1/2-1 tablespoon Maple Syrup (optional, to taste)
- Yogurt ==> Any non-dairy yogurt
- Milk ==> Any non-dairy milk
- Maple Syrup ==> Any sweetener of your choice
- Start the prep work for the smoothie by cleaning and chopping the fruits.
- Blend together all the fruits, yogurt and milk in a blender. Add ice cubes if you prefer it cold.
- Taste and add sweetener of your choice.
- I didn’t peel the skin off the pear because it was very ripe. You may choose to leave the skin on for the apple too.
- If you are using yogurt, make sure that it is not sour. If all you have is only very sour yogurt, try using a small banana or 1/3 cup of soft/silken tofu instead.
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Thank you for the clarification Madhuram! I’ll try steaming this weekend. 🙂
looks yummy!!!! maple syrup and so many fruits -> scary though 😀
unrelated to this post, qn to the kitchen expert: what’s the difference between steaming and boiling veggies? I mean, what the difference in process? (is steaming without whistle and boiling is with the whistle in a pressure cooker?) I would like to know more about these two processes, if you happen to know! 🙂
Actually you don’t need to add the maple syrup if the fruits are sweet by itself. Steaming and boiling can be done without a pressure cooker itself. In a saucepan/cooker fill some water and place a steamer (a plate with lot of holes) or a plate/small vessel with the slice/cut vegetables and cover it with a lid. Depending upon the vegetables cook it on low-medium heat for 5-10 minutes. This is steaming. The veggies don’t lose much of its nutrients in this method. The water can be used in soups/rasams etc. While boiling you put the veggies directly in the water itself, like when you do while preparing sambar/kootu etc. As long as you are not throwing away the boiled water with the veggies’ essence in it you are fine either steaming or boiling. But I personally prefer steaming because it keeps the vegetables tender and sort of crisp. The veggies don’t get mushy. Try steaming broccoli for 6 minutes and season it with some salt, lemon and pepper and you will not stop eating it.
Fantastic smoothie, feel like having anytime..