Monday, August 18, 2014

Nectarine Smoothie Recipe - Nectarine Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are the just the perfect breakfast recipes for a quick, healthy and delicious way to kick-start your mornings. For today's post its the Nectarine Banana Smoothie recipe. If you like the combination of tart and sweet then you are going to love this smoothie. For this recipe, I have used ripe nectarine (which looks very much like a peach but just with a smoother outer skin) but you can also use peach too. Banana is optional but I like to use it as it provides the bulk and creaminess to the drink along with the boost of energy needed to kick start my mornings.  I have used whole fat milk and homemade curd but you can use low fat variations or even almond milk, soy milk or any kind of choice. Also low fat or greek yogurt can be used too. My banana was nice and ripe and gave me the right amount of sweetness so I skipped adding honey/sugar. Would recommend tasting your smoothie before adding any sweetness. Last but not the least trying to get my Omega-3 in so a tbsp of milled flaxseeds and my yummy breakfast/snack is ready.  


Now to the recipe...

Ingredients: 
1 ripe nectarine
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp milled flaxseed 
1/2 cup milk (using full fat milk )
1/4 cup yogurt (using full fat yogurt)
drizzle of honey or tsp sugar (optional and to taste)
Few sliced almonds for garnishing

Method: 
Wash the nectarine thoroughly and roughly chop it and remove its pit (stone in the center). Peel the banana and roughly slice it too. In a blender add all the ingredients and blend until everything smooth. 


That's it , our creamy, tart and sweet Nectarine Smoothie is ready. Pour it into your glass and top it up with some chopped almonds for that additional crunch. Enjoy!!

Stay Healthy!!
Shweta

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