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Friday, June 4, 2010

"Traffic Light" Smoothie

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Go - Slow Down - Stop.. No, just gas and go to have this glass of goodness. No need to follow the Traffic Light Signals to introduce your taste-buds to this sensational smoothie.Umm, you get that this is only a "figurative expression", right? Stick to the Traffic Rules.
About a month ago, when I was searching for a unique smoothie recipe, I came across this one that made me want to try right away. Of course I put my own spin on it but stayed true to the "Traffic Light Concept". Let me tell you, the making of this smoothie is not as easy as it looks as its very difficult to prevent the bleeding of one layer to another unless its super thick. Let me also tell you, its super easy to fall in love once you get the taste of it. The buttery taste of avocado- followed by the sweet addictive taste of mango- followed by the subtle sweet taste of raspberry is irresistible. There is no need to add sugar as the banana and mango pulp does the job of sweetening the smoothie. Please feel free to use any fruit combo to make this.Enjoy it as much as I did.Other smoothie/drink recipes that you might like -Edward Cullen's Twilight Drink, Apple Banana Strawberry  Smoothie, Banana Kiwi Kooler, Black Berry Topped Mango Lassi, Nutella Berry Smoothie.

 
 
Sending this as an entry for Sizzling Summer Contest held at Spicy Tasty.
Also sending it to 5 Star Foodie's Smoothie and Shake Event along with Blackberry Topped Mango Lassi and Nutella Berry Smoothie.

Also send this entry to Divya's Show me your Smoothie event.
Ingredients:
For the Green Layer:
  • Avocado - 1/2, diced
  • Skimmed Milk - 3-4 tbsp
For the Amber Layer:
  • Sweetened Mango Pulp - 1/3 cup
  • Ripe Banana - 1/2, sliced
For the Red Layer:
  • Raspberries - 1/3 cup
  • Banana - 1/2, sliced
  • Beet Extract - 2 tbsp
 For the Beet Extract:
  • Baby Beet - 1/2, diced
Procedure:
  • Beet Extract - Add 5-6 tbsp of water to diced beet and bring to a boil or microwave for 2 minutes.Cool the better steeped water and use it to make the red layer. Save the beet for making stock.
  • Blend the fruits separately and layer them in this order - Green, Amber and Red in a tall glass.
Makes 1 tall serving.

Enjoy!
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51 comments:

  1. What a great idea...I love the stoplight colors...I especially love the avocado layer.

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  2. It looks superb CL. Lovely. Would love to have one now, it is so hot outside :)

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  3. Loved the colorful layers :) Really yummy :)

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  4. Hi dear, cool traffic light smoothie! I'm thirsty right now! ;)

    I celebrated my 1st Blogoversary yesterday, so pls feel free to accept a Thank You card from me ya! :D

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  5. wow..looks cool lassie..Amazing..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  6. Nice colored smoothie. Looks really good.

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  7. What a lovely idea... Nobody can refuse this irresistable smoothie. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. Dear Lassi(e)
    I feel good that you liked the photos and that too took out some time to see them.
    This drink is very nice except that beet will not be available here now. (Voodoo drink is off now ha ha )
    Enjoy a nice weekend

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  9. superb idea to sneak in all those fruits in kids meals. looks so tempting. a very nice refreshing drink indeed.

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  10. I love the different layers! Sweet, tart, and subtle. The perfect combination!

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  11. With these lights sure to have accidents..... Very luscious & tempting...... u rock lass!!!!! Kudos!!!!

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  12. Refreshing and yummy smoothie.. lovely colors

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  13. wooow!!! nice colourful layer of fruits n veggie dear..like ur theme dear looks perfect.

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  14. Avec le climat de ces jours-ci, c'est la recette idéale.
    I have some awards for you.
    See soon.

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  15. Hey dear, this drink is very nice, looks really good! Lovely clicks! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Kisses

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  16. i have an award for you in my blog,
    good weekend

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  17. fascinating click...beautiful recipe dear

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  18. Loveeee ur layers....a tangy beginning dats welcomes a sweet inbetween to a buttery smooth base...perfect....!!!
    All the best for d contests!!!
    u sure have a winner on hands!!

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  19. A very summery post! Love the layered smoothie!

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  20. Ohh, this sounds like a very interesting treat. Perfect for summer!

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  21. Love the very healthy Traffic Light Smoothie.Very colorful and delicious looking combinations.

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  22. Great smoothie... I love the way you name ur dishes!

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  23. Looks so refreshing! I love the healthy ingredients in this. I have always wanted to buy a juicer so that I could have healthy drinks like this. I guess I don't need one now. I will definitely stop and enjoy this..lol.

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  24. Hey thats an interesting thought....loved ur presentaion....nice blog and fbulous recipes as usual...

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  25. This is such a colorful and refreshing smoothie.

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  26. Well done, wishing you all the best with the contest.
    Great and good looking smoothie ♥

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  27. This is such a pretty smoothie I am amazed thta the layers did not merge into each other.Very nicely made and so refreshing and healthy too.

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  28. Wow!!. This looks so colourful and sure will be a hit with my boys!. I am sure it is going to be a challenge not to let the colours bleed .. will try with my fruit combinations!. Thanks for the great idea!.

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  29. Awesome smoothie, looks catchy and refreshing..

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  30. lol.. love you traffic light smoothie.. looks so delicious!

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  31. very creative dear... love your presentation!!

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  32. Awesome looking drink yaar. Love the colors. Thanks for sending your entry to sizzling summer contest. Good luck!!

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  33. lovely colourful and healthy drink, lovely click too....

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  34. Wow.. how fun! Those drinks look super cute.

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  35. Hi Lassie hw r u dear ...
    great post with bright colors ..loved it

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  36. Hey dear, how are you? I hope you are fine!
    For 'Weekend I was Countryside.
    Thanks for your kind comment! Kisses

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  37. Wow!the smoothie looks BEYOND delicious!!! so colorful n lovely presentation too CL..

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  38. This traffic light Smoothie looks so delicious. A perfect Summer treat!

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  39. love the color of the smoothie...looks yummy!

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Thanks a bunch for your valuable comments and continued support.They are very much appreciated. Yes,like "Rain on Dry Land" and like "Oasis in Desert Sand".
XoXo, Cool Lassi(e)