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Guam Food Guy's Favorite Smoothie!
Ken Stewart

This recipe has been designated a Guam Diner Favorite!

1/2 cup Mango Sorbet
1 Banana
8 oz Fat Free Yogurt
3/4 cup Frozen Blackberries
1 cup Apple Juice

Yummy! A fruit shake packs a powerful nutritional punch, and it's a great way to start out a day. You don't need to worry about exact measurements, just toss your ingredients into the blender. Start with the liquid elements near the bottom, your juice and yogurt, with your most frozen ingredients on top. Toss in as much fresh fruit as you like, but you need the frozen ingredients to add that beat-the-heat chill to your smoothie. If you don't have sorbet or frozen ingredients, crushed ice can be substituted.

I like to add protein powder and liquid ginseng to my shakes, to take me through the entire morning without the need for snacking. Feel free to substitute ingredients to create your own masterpiece. These locally available ingredients are wonderful in smoothies: mangoes, papayas, watermelon, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. I prefer my berries frozen, but fresh will do! If you're going to make a watermelon smoothie, you don't need to add juice.

Want to give your immune system a boost? Try substituting orange juice for the apple juice to push your Vitamin C and citric acid intake. Check the nutritional panels on all your products because substitutions affect the nutrients; for example, mango sorbet gives me a great source of Vitamin A, which I lose when I use the yummy peach sorbet.

Mix and match to find what tantalizes your taste buds, and stay cool and fat free!

Yield: 32 oz Fruit Smoothie

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