Pink Russian Breakfast Smoothie
by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
This is not a boozy version of the Pink Russian, but instead one you might enjoy for breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up.
It is made with probiotic-rich kefir, which is a drinkable type of yogurt, that originated in the southern part of Russia, around the Caucasus mountains and Sochi. The way it is made is by adding kefir grain to milk, and then stirred over a period of hours to magically create this wholesome drink. Traditionally, it was poured into skin bags and hung in a doorway, where anyone entering or leaving the abode would agitate the contents as they passed by. Fortunately, we don't have to go to such drastic measures to have our own kefir. It is available in most markets and health food stores.
- 1 cup chopped fresh ripe strawberries
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup plain lowfat kefir
- 1/2 cup cold brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons honey (or sweetener of choice)
- 1 cup crushed ice (more if you want it thicker- you decide)
- Place all ingredients in a blender, cover, and liquefy.
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