Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Today's Smoothie

Today we made a smoothie with:

1 cup almond milk
1 cup passionfruit juice
1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple
1/2 cup Season's Choice tropical blend frozen fruit (pineapple, mango, papaya, strawberry)
1/2 cup ice

It's not bad, but more juicelike than smoothielike, and has bigger ice crystals.  The color is pale orange and the flavor very mild tropical.

I think we're getting better results using a banana or yogurt to make the texture creamier and balance the flavor.  Using two liquids is less reliable.

Also, the issue with the larger ice crystals seems to come from running it through the blender only once, when it doesn't need tamping.  If it needs tamping, it gets run through twice and has a smoother texture.  Sometimes runnign it through once doesn't seem to cause issues, but other times it doesn't break down the ice quite enough, making it drinkable but less pleasing compared to other versions.
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