One of my first jobs was working in a smoothie shop (which has since gone out-of-business) called Mayberries. I worked there on and off for over three years, and in that time I've accumulated a lot of great drink recipes. My husband and I love fruit smoothies, but I'm always disappointed when I go to some of the other juice chains. Nothing compares to Mayberries! As a result, I've been blending a lot at home, and I decided to share one of the simplest and best smoothie recipes I know.
Tart n' Tangy
You will need:
1 can Kern's nectar (peach, mango, papaya, or guava)
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh or frozen peaches
3-6 generous scoops orange sherbet
Tie on your apron. Start blending the juice and fruit first. Add scoops of sherbet and stop continuously to stir and pack into blender. Most home blenders can't handle the workload of the heavy-duty blenders you see in smoothie shops. The key to a good home smoothie is patience! Just keep re-packing and stirring as you blend, and your smoothie will have a nice, thick consistency. Makes 2-4 servings.
*helpful hint* No ice! Nothing ruins a smoothie like chunks of ice floating in it. Ice is great if you're making a natural drink (ie: yogurt, fruit, honey, ice), but not if you're creating more of a dessert-style smoothie. Enjoy!