Makes about 1 quart or four 8-ounce glasses
This yogurt smoothie is cool and satisfying for these hot summer days. With only four ingredients, it is very quick and easy to prepare.
As a matter of fact, you may already have all of the ingredients on hand to make some right now. See the notes below for using a substitute in place of the frozen limeade.
"Nanda" is a Sanskrit suffix that means "bliss," so yogurtnanda means "blissful yogurt." Yogurtnanda, which was originally created in the early 1970's, is a distant cousin to the fruit smoothie. In the beginning the recipe called for a 6-ounce can of frozen limeade concentrate. However, it appears that the 6-ounce containers are no longer available which makes it necessary to use half of a 12-ounce container for each recipe.
I prefer to use plain yogurt but it can be difficult to find in the individual serving size containers of 5⅓ to 6 ounces. You can always use half of a large 32-ounce container of plain yogurt instead. Some people prefer the vanilla yogurt to help counteract the tartness of the limeade. So please give it a try and see if it adds some bliss to your day.
¾ cup (6 fl. oz.) frozen
limeade concentrate. Half
of a 12 fl. oz. can.
6 ice cubes
1 lb. plain or vanilla yogurt
1⅓ cups milk (anything from
nonfat to whole milk will
1. Leave the limeade concentrate out on the counter for about 30 minutes or until it is soft enough to stir. It does not have to be completely thawed. Remove the lid from the container and stir the contents so that the lime juice is evenly distributed with the ice crystals. Measure the limeade and place in the blender. The remaining limeade concentrate in the container should be kept in the freezer until needed.
2. Place the ingredients in the blender in the following order: frozen limeade and ice cubes .....
3. Now add the yogurt .....
4. and finally add the milk.
5. Put the lid on the blender and hold in place while blending to help prevent the ice cubes from bouncing up and knocking off the lid. Blend at medium speed for 20 to 30 seconds.
6. Serve immediately or keep chilled in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Leftover yogurtnanda can be kept in the refrigerator in a jar with a tight fitting lid for 3 to 4 days. Shake the jar well before serving.
Although this recipe originally used limeade concentrate, you can substitute an equal amount of any frozen fruit juice concentrate that you like. Orange juice or cranberry juice concentrates are excellent replacements for the limeade.
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