Bring the taste of Smoothie King right into your kitchen with this copycat recipe.
A traditional smoothie at Smoothie King will cost you anywhere from $5 to $8. But with this simple recipe, you can make it for a fraction of the cost in the comfort of your home.
It’s a creamy, strawberry delight that reminds me of long, summer days. This heavenly concoction is made with banana, strawberries, turbinado sugar, dry milk powder, ice, water, and a drop of pure vanilla extract.
How to Make a Smoothie King Angel Food Smoothie
Smoothie King’s Angel Food smoothies are sinfully sweet, and this copycat recipe is no exception. In less than 5 minutes, you’ll have the perfect afternoon treat. It’s especially tasty on a hot summer day.
All you really need is a blender and some fruit. So grab your bananas and strawberries, and let’s get blending.
1 banana (sliced)
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 tbsp nonfat dry milk powder
2 tbsp turbinado raw sugar
1 drop pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice
1. In a high-powered bleneder, add all the ingredients and blend until smooth. For best results, put the water in first and frozen items in last.
2. Feel free to add ice or water depending on your desired consistency. Add ice for a thicker smoothie.
3. Pour and enjoy!
Wanna know the secret to getting that Smoothie King consistency? There’s a subtle art to the blending.
You don’t just hit the power button and leave your blender alone for a minute, no; there are actually steps to blending this Angel Food smoothie just right. It’s all about timing, my friend. A recipe like this demands finesse.
Start by crushing the ice at low speed for about 30 seconds. Once the 30 seconds are up, switch to high speed and continue blending for another minute.
If you still hear ice being crushed, it’s not ready. Keep blending! Once everything sounds like it’s smooth sailing, turn the blender off and check your smoothie. If you see a bubble pop once you stop blending, it’s ready!
Some Smoothie Tips!
You might not get the Smoothie King consistency right on the first try. It’s okay! Just follow these helpful tips and keep at it.
- If your smoothie is too bubbly, add a bit more ice and blend thoroughly.
- Too thick? Just add more water.
- If a swirl pattern exists on the surface, where the swirl comes together and dips in the middle, the smoothie is ready.
- Smoothie consistency will depend on a lot of factors: fruit chunks, ice cube size, blender power, etc. If you want a smoother consistency, chop up your bananas into tiny chunks before adding them in.
Ready to start experimenting? There are literally hundreds of things you can add to your smoothie to change the taste, texture, flavor, color, consistency … you get the picture.
Here are seven of my favorite smoothie additions.
Protein Powder. If you need your daily dose of protein powder, go ahead and add a dash of it to your smoothie! Just keep in mind that it can change the texture and consistency of your smoothie, since protein is known to yield more airy smoothies.
Wheat Germ. Aside from being a great source of folic acid, wheat germ has a delightfully nutty taste and texture to it that can give your smoothie that extra pizzazz.
Walnuts Halves. Want the protein but don’t have the powder? Toss in some walnuts! Walnuts are also an excellent source of Omega-3s. Bonus: they taste amazing in Angel Food smoothies.
Nut Butters. Put the smooth back in smoothie with nut butters! Peanut butter, almond butter, macadamia butter all make delightful additions.
Whatever nut butter you choose, you’re getting all the benefits of the nut in question (heart-healthy fats, protein, fat-burning fiber) without any of the chunkiness. These butters can also make your smoothie feel richer and more creamy. You’re welcome.
Flaxseed. Not really into nuts? Go for seeds. Flaxseeds, to be more specific. Just like nuts, flaxseed offers Omega-3 fatty acids and healthy fats for the unassuming consumer.
They’re also packed with antioxidants and fibers that can apparently help with weight loss. Go ahead and add a spoonful of ground flaxseed to your smoothie and you’ll taste the difference and experience the benefits.
Dark Chocolate. Your smoothie isn’t sweet enough? Don’t add sugar or artificial sweeteners—add chocolate. Dark chocolate, to be exact.
With just enough tones of sweetness in it to sugar up your smoothie, dark chocolate is also crazy good for you. Antioxidants, good fats, fiber, skin-boosting flavonols—cacao’s got it all.
Add in a light sprinkle of dark chocolate chips or a couple spoonfuls of dark chocolate shavings, and you should be good to go.
Yogurt. Another great alternative to protein powder—especially if you want a smoothie that’s not too light and fluffy. Add a spoonful of yogurt to your original mix for a thick, creamy, and protein-packed smoothie.
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