This has a beautiful, refreshing flavor that is better than the sum of its parts.
I never would have thought of this myself, but years ago I received a variation of this recipe from a weekly subscription service. I've lost the original ratios, but like all smoothies, you can't really go wrong.
This has to be started the night before, so when you know temperatures are rising, peel a few oranges and leave them in the freezer for the next day. I keep them in a freezer bag. If I'm feeling motivated I separate them into sections, but if I'm tired I just divide them in half. The more pith you remove, the better, but don't go crazy.
1-1/2 frozen oranges either divided into sections or sliced
milk to just cover
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon honey
Put the orange sections into the blender and just barely cover with milk. Add in a few drops of vanilla and the honey, and then blend until it looks like soft ice cream. Leftovers are not great, so drink up!
Today's smoothie was supposed to be an orange cream theme, but someone ate the frozen orange sections I've been saving! So strawberries are good too.
I know it's unforgivable to post something without exact amounts, but does anyone really measure for a smoothie anyway?
So into your blender put as many frozen strawberries as you have or want, whichever is your limiting factor. Cover with milk. Add a pinch of nutmeg per person and maybe a triple pinch of cinnamon per person. 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla per person, and a jigger of maple syrup. I don't know what a jigger is either, but it's ok, start small and once you blend it you can add more to taste. Cold things never taste as sweet, so you may end up adding a little more than you expected.
We like this to taste like it's bursting with strawberries, but just a hint of pie in the background.
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