Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mango lime kefir smoothie

Fast post for a fast recipe. 

I love smoothies. In college, I worked in a convenience store/coffee/smoothie shop in the dorm and enjoyed mixing different fruits and bases (yogurt, juice, orange sherbet) to make my own special concoctions. 

Now, I do the same. Except with more natural ingredients and no super sweetened pre-mixed nonsense. 

A friend gave me some milk kefir grains, and I have been dutifully feeding them whole milk and allowing them to curdle and make a tasty, healthy, probiotic filled drink base. 

Measurements are approximate.

~1/2 cup kefir (plain yogurt works too)
Chunks of 1 ripe ataulfo mango
juice from 1 key lime (or about 1/4-1/2 of a regular sized lime)
Zest from 1 key lime
6-7 ice cubes

Optional: sugar/honey/stevia for those who do not care for tart smoothies

Stick all the ingredients into a blender. Blend til the ice chunks are gone. Pour into a festive glass and drink up. 

this is not the whole recipe, I was just thirsty...

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