Banana or Strawberry? Which is your favorite? How would you feel if I told you that it’s possible to combine both in a smoothie? Well, our angle food smoothie king recipe does exactly that. Creamy and fruity in equal measure, what’s not to love? We will show you how to make your very own version at home and give you some tips and tricks to get it looking and tasting perfect. Got your blender ready? Let’s begin.
How to Make Angel Food Smoothie King
Alright, so you’ve decided you want to go ahead and make a tasty pink drink? You are in the right place. The good news is that it’s really easy to make. You’ll need one essential piece of equipment before we get going—a blender or smoothie maker. We have used a nutribullet on occasion…
The key to this drink is sweetness. And to achieve flavor and sweetness, you need one thing out of your fruit. It has to be ripe. If you’ve got bananas looking just a tiny bit brown or strawberries that have seen better days, now is the time to use them. Ripe fruit (and overripe fruit) make the ideal choice for putting it into a smoothie. In fact, we think that it tastes better.
There’s no magic to this recipe, just some fruit, a little water, some raw sugar, and some ice. How you blend it makes all the difference, as you’ll see in our tips and tricks
Tips and Tricks
- You mustn’t forget the ice. Ice is the difference between a nice thick smoothie and something watery and full of chunks. Don’t skip the ice! On the other side of the coin, you don’t want to use too much ice. If it lowers your liquid’s temperature too much, you’ll essentially make a sorbet instead of a smoothie!
- If you discover that you’ve got some leftover fruit that is about to turn, here is a really great tip. Freeze it. Hull your strawberries and cut them into tiny chunks. Peel your banana and do the same. Then put it into the freezer in a ziplock bag. This way, you can make a smoothie and time that you like. The best bit is that you don’t even need to defrost your fruit before you blitz it. (just be sure to use less ice in the recipe).
- In our recipe, we use palm sugar. It gives the recipe a slight toffee taste and is really sweet. However, if you don’t have palm sugar feel free to use whatever sweetener you have to hand. In the past, we have used powder sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, and even honey! For those who are being health conscious, you can also use artificial sweeteners like stevia in place of sugar.
- While our angel food smoothie is based around strawberries and bananas, you can experiment with different fruit to make your own variations. Why not try mango in place of strawberry, or perhaps peach slices?
- Avoiding milk? No problem! We use dried milk powder in our recipe, but this can be substituted for dairy alternatives. Using oat or soy milk, just replace the water in our recipe with your alternative dairy choice.
- Do you know what’s nicer than vanilla extract? Real vanilla. When we want to create a super classy drink, we actually use fresh vanilla in our recipe. It’s really easy to do. Just split a vanilla pod in two and scrape the seeds into your blender along with the other ingredients.
- How you blend is important to the final texture. Start your blender on slow to break your ice cubes into smaller pieces. Once they are suitably crushed, then you can whack it up to full speed to make something super smooth.
- A great way to tell when your smoothie is the right consistency is to look out for bubbles. There’s nothing nicer than a bubble ‘burp’ after you’ve given your smoothie a really good blend.
There’s nothing nicer on a hot day than a chilled smoothie bursting with sweetness and fruity flavors. Our angle food smoothie king recipe is exactly like the original (and a lot cheaper too!) What’s your favorite fruit smoothie? Let us know in the comments below.