It’s Recipe Redux time again! Last month the challenge was grilling
. This month we are sharing summer drink recipes.
To be honest, I had a hard time coming up with a summer drink idea. That’s probably because I tend to drink water, water, and more water in the summer. I don’t get very fancy with my water except to put a slice of cucumber in the glass every once in a while.
With the hot weather and abundance of fresh fruit from our co-op, I decided to try my hand at a two-toned smoothie. The inspiration came from Andy Bellati’s guest post Smoothies 101
back in March. He had many interesting ideas and tips, one of which was to create a two-layered smoothie for a tasty and visual effect. Mine was definitely tasty, but when I started taking pictures of it, I realized that it looked more like a swirl instead of neat layers. Either way, I enjoyed the smoothie, and I think you will too!
The ingredients: milk of choice, frozen bananas, frozen blackberries, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
Put your blackberries to the side and start blending.
Throw in your frozen bananas, dash of cinnamon, sprinkle of vanilla, about a teaspoon of cocoa powder, and your milk. Blend and pour about 2/3 of the mixture into your glass.
Add blackberries into the blender and a little more milk if needed. Blend and pour into the top of your glass. If you are talented, maybe you can achieve a nice layered look. If you are like me, you will be lucky to get it all into the glass without spilling.
See the swirl?
Be sure to check out the rest of the Recipe Redux list below for more summer drink ideas!