Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Basic Fruit Smoothie

Did you know there are over 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables? That’s over 200 different flavors and textures to enjoy! And the variety doesn’t end there. You still have color, form and the many ways to prepare fruits and vegetables to take into consideration when mixing things up. Good for your family and fun for your kids, fruits and veggies can offer something new almost every day.

Strawberry, Banana, Peaches
1 quart Strawberries, hulled
1 Banana, medium size, broken into chunks
2 peaches
1 cup water
2 cups ice
2 tbsp simple sugar
Ingredients for simple sugar:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 handful of fresh basil , minced
How to make simple sugar:
In a pan, combine water and sugar, should be sand consistency.
In a medium fire, let it simmer for 5 minutes. Do not mix. 
When the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture has a clear consistency, the syrup is already done
In a blender, combine strawberries, banana and peaches. Blend until fruit is pureed. Blend in the simple sugar. Add ice and blend to consistency. 
Pour into glasses and serve.

Chef Dindo Riforsado

Chef Drif has a long and distinguished career in the culinary arts industry.  He has worked in various upscale restaurants in Los Angeles such as La Defence Restaurant, Kado Japanese & Teppanyaki Restaurant; and Sushiko Kosher Japanese cuisine. He has mastered the art of culinary and has an extensive knowledge on a wide range of International cuisines. Currently, he is a Private Chef catering to private parties and events. 

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