The past few nights I have felt like a fruit drink of some description that was not just your normal fruit juice.
So tonight, I decided to put things in a blender and see what happened.
First off, theres the ice, put in whatever looks reasonable, I used 6 cubes for what turned out to be about 750ml all up.
Crush up the ice, then add frozen strawberries, again, whatever looks good. I put about a handfull and a half in.
Then add some fruit salad. I just have your generic white label Home Brand stuff that costs $1 for 750ml of fruit salad. I figure its got around about the same amount of stuff in it as the more expensive ones (according to the ingredients percentage anyway), and it looks and tastes the same, so why not. I put in about half the tin. Then you blend them all up with the strawberries and ice.
Finally, add lemonade to your hearts content. Again, I just used the white label stuff, tastes exactly the same as anything else and again is only $1.
I have to suggest letting it sit for a minute or so before blending the lemonade in, mine tried to explode the first time. I basically just topped it all up with lemonade. It tasted great, though I couldn’t fit it all in my cup, they are only 500ml, so I ended up with a cup and a half of delicious fruity juice.
I think I am going to have to get me a giant cup.
I will definitely be making this again, it’s nice and cool and refreshing, plus I have half a tin of fruit salad to use for something.
So that’s it, no ice cream, no yoghurt, just fruit, the fruit juice that was in the tin, and lemonade. I’m sure it could be a bit healthier if you didn’t use lemonade, such as mineral water or even just plain water, or fruit juice, or a combination of fruit juice and mineral water. The lemonade adds a nice tang to it though, for lack of a better description, and I really quite like it.
Adding apple could work well as a bit more of a filler as it would also add lots of it’s own juice as well as apple pulp.
I will be experimenting with this more in the future. I think using Red Bull instead of lemonade holds some potential as well.