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summer-refresher recipe

Date: Mon, 26 Jun 1995 21:52:32 -0800
 From: asha@hopf.dnai.com (Asha Dornfest)
 summer refresher
 Hi everyone!  It's hot here in California, so in honor of summer, I am
 passing along my favorite cool-down method.
 1 c. nonfat yogurt (Dannon is good, homemade is even better)
 1 banana, frozen and broken into chunks
 Choose one or a few:
    1/2-3/4 c. juice (orange, pinapple, apricot/peach nectar, etc.)
    Few big spoonfuls of juice concentrate (apple, limeade, etc.)
    Any soft fruit you have around (berries, nectarines, fresh bananas,
 mangos, papaya)
    If fruit is tart, a little honey, preserves or sweetener of your choice
 For the adventurous:
    Cocoa powder (chocolate-banana shake?)
    Dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
    Few drops of vanilla
    Splash or rose-water with a sprinkle of cardamom
 Put it all in a blender or food processor, whip, pour into a tall glass, get
 your favorite novel, sit on a lounge chair, and enjoy.
 Tip: I always buy more bananas than I can eat while they are in that window
 of perfection (for me, even yellow, no spots).  As soon as they get more
 ripe than I like, I peel them, break them into big chunks, throw them into a
 freezer bag and into the freezer.  Then, whenever the urge for a smoothie
 strikes, I am prepared.
 kwlacto lacto