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Retro Recipe Revival: Cherry Bomb Smoothie
Staff at Tower HQ happened upon something rather quirky whilst putting the Christmas decorations away – a Tower cookbook from yesteryear packed full of popular slow-cooker recipes of the day. Taken from a promotional recipe book packaged with the iconic Tower Auto Slo-Cooker sold throughout the early to mid-80s, the dusty old tome has provided some culinary inspiration. So, given that slow-cooking and pressure cooking is making a come-back, we thought we’d update a few of the meals found within, updating them to modern tastes but maintaining a nod to the originals in a new series Retro-Recipe Revival.The New Year has arrived and that means that many of you will be in the midst of a health kick, detoxing from the excesses of the holidays. As such, we’ve foisted upon you a healthy, vitamin-packed recipe for this week’s Retro-Recipe Revival. Granted, there’s a bit of a leap of faith involved with this one as there were no such things as smoothies back in the 70s but milkshakes were big and we suppose that folks generally made all kinds of fruit-based concoctions in their blenders and ‘state of the art’ food processors (so that’s the tenuous link!). Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the ultra-healthy and lip-smackingly delicious Cherry Bomb Smoothie...
Recommended applianceTower VitaBlend Total Time to Table: 10 minutes Total Cost Per Serving: approx £1.20 Contains Nuts? No. Suitable for Vegetarians? Yes. Serves: 1-4.
- 1 medium apple (cored and cubed).
- 2 medium soft pears (cored and cubed – the Doyenne du Comice variety are especially suitable for this recipe).
- 1 medium peeled banana.
- 1/2 cup cherries (fresh with pits removed).
- 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt.
- 1 cup ice cubes.
- Add the apple, pears, and cherries to a blender (we recommend the Tower VitaBlend) and use the pulse function to blend the produce in 30 second bursts.
- Scrape down the sides of the blender to ensure any skin residue is incorporated into the mixture and continue to blend for a further 30 seconds until smooth.
- Strain the juice into a seal-able container and thin with water if required.
- Rinse the blender to remove excess residue and then place the banana, low-fat yoghurt and ice cubes into the appliance and pulse for 30-60 seconds until the mixture is free from lumps and chunks.
- Add 1 cup of the juice created using the apples, pears and cherries to the mix and purée until smooth.
- Decant into a high-ball tumbler, garnish with fresh cherries, and serve with a straw.
- Refrigerate up to 2 days (shake before serving).
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