Red Currant Strawberry Smoothie Recipe Using Typical Scandinavian Flavors

Smoothies are nutritious, convenient and a refreshing snack! So fast to make that within a couple of minutes you’ll have a delicious healthy drink.  One of my favorite smoothies is red currant strawberry smoothie.  If you have never had a red currant strawberry smoothie, you might be pleasantly surprised of the sweet and tart delicious combination!  Here’s how to do it.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen red currants
  • 2 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of strawberry Icelandic yogurt (or your favorite yogurt)
  • 1 cup of milk (skim or whole) 
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar, honey or agave nectar (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 3 or 4 ice cubes (optional)

Kitchen Utensils

  • cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • measuring cup
  • mixing spoon
  • blender 

 

Instruction: 

In a blender, place all ingredients. Then, blend with on-and-off pulses until pureed.  

By adding the yogurt it will thicken your smoothie.  Another great smoothie option is once everything is blended, add 3 or 4 ice cubes in the blender to make a frothier smoothie.
 

A fruit alternative is substituting raspberries for the strawberries.  Figuring out a sweet tart fruit combination you like is part of the fun of making smoothies!

Finally garnish your smoothie with either loose berries or a sprig of mint. 

Pour into 2 drinking glasses. Serve immediately.

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Wild Blueberry Smoothie Using Icelandic Yogurt

 Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 container of a small Icelandic blueberry yogurt
  • ice cubes(optional)
  • mint leaves  (optional garnish)
  • whipped cream (optional) 
  • 1 teaspoon of blueberry preserves (optional)

Kitchen Utensils

  • measuring cup
  • teaspoon
  • blender  
  • bowl
  • 2 -3 drinking glasses

1, Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 
2. If the blender has room, add some ice. Blend it all
2. Pour into 2 to 3 drinking glasses, add some whipped cream and garnish with mint leaves.


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Black Cherry Strawberry Smoothie

I like to use certain Scandinavian ingredients when I make my smoothies.  Here is an easy smoothie recipe that is delicious to have anytime of the year. Black cherries and strawberries are delicious classic summer berries. Both berries brings back many happy summer time memories.   If you can’t get either fresh fruit during the winter, I usually go to the frozen section of the supermarket.  That way I can have this delicious smoothie anytime of the year.

I love to use Icelandic yogurt for my smoothies.  The Icelandic yogurt tastes so fresh and creamy.  I love the consistency of the Icelandic yogurt too.

I am adding the black cherry preserves as a sweetener with this smoothie recipe too.  Black cherry preserves gives a nice kick.  If you prefer to use sugar or another sweetener that is fine too.  But, the black cherry preserves gives a richer taste to the smoothie. 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons of black cherry preserves
  • 1 cup of frozen dark cherries
  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries 
  • 1 container of regular or vanilla Icelandic yogurt
  • ice cubes(optional)
  • mint leaves or lemon balm (optional garnish)
  • whipped cream (optional)

Kitchen Utensils

  • measuring cup
  • teaspoon
  • blender  
  • bowl
  • 2 to 3 drinking glasses

Directions

1, Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 
2. If the blender has room, add some ice. Blend it all
2. Pour into 2 to 3 drinking glasses, add some whipped cream and garnish with mint leaves.

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Rhubarb Strawberry Smoothie! A Great Summer Drink With Typical Scandinavian Flavors

Smoothies are great! So fast to make and delicious healthy ingredients.  One of my favorite smoothies is a Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie.  If you have never had a strawberry and a rhubarb combination, you might be pleasantly surprised how good this smoothie tastes!

 Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh chopped rhubarb cut up (or use frozen)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries(or use frozen)
  • 1 cup of  Icelandic yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar, honey or agave nectar  
  •  1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Kitchen Utensils

  • cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • measuring cup
  • mixing spoon
  • blender   

In blender, place all ingredients. Cover; blend with on-and-off pulses until pureed. Pour into 2 drinking glasses. Serve immediately. 

If you have your own favorite yogurt it will work great too!

An alternative fruit is to substitute raspberries for the strawberries. 

A bowl of summer strawberries for your smoothie!

In the winter time, this smoothie is great with frozen strawberries and frozen rhubarb. This makes a frothier smoothie.

In the summertime, sometimes I like to add a couple of ice to this delicious smoothie too!

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These recipes are perfect for the holiday season. Please let us know what you think! Glædelig Jul and Merry Christmas♥ ! Our Scandinavian recipes including Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish are on http://scandinavtoday.blogspot.com/ Follow us either on Twitter @scandinavtoday, Blogger, Google+, Google Pages, Pinterest and Subscribe to our YouTube Chanel Scandinavian Today!  Let’s get cooking Scandinavian foods!