We are on our second season of strawberries here. The ever bearing strawberries have just hit the market. Generally the flavour isn't great but for some reason they are wonderful this year. With berries this good my mind turns to smoothies.
A smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy fresh fruit at the height of its flavour. This recipe is one of the more simple I've tried - fruit, yoghurt, OJ, and a bit of sweetener. Done.
Talk about a delicious and quick breakfast!
1 quart (4 cups) ripe strawberries
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar (we used agave)
4 thin orange slices (optional)
Hull all but 4 of the strawberries. Add the hulled strawberries to a food processor or blender. Add the yogurt, orange juice, and sugar. Process on the highest speed until a well-blended puree forms, about 15 seconds, stopping to scrape down the sides of the container once or twice. Taste the mixture and sweeten with more sugar, if you wish.
Pour into tall glasses. Slit the 4 whole strawberries and the orange slices halfway through to the centers. Attach 1 strawberry and 1 orange slice, if using, to the rim of each glass before serving.