This recipe is from the Caribbean and Latin America. Traditionally, the batido or “fruit shake” is made with any tropical fruit like pineapple, banana, mango, papaya, guava and passion fruit. In the photo, I used strawberries because we had a lot of them to use up before going moldy. Frozen fruit can be used instead of fresh – just eliminate or decrease the amount of ice. For those eliminating sugars, you could of course eliminate the sugar added or replace with honey, agave, etc.
Kid approved, healthy and fast!
- 3 1/2 cups ripe fruit, chopped for blender
- 2 cups ice
- 1 and 1/2 cups cold milk
- 1 T sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- Throw everything into your favorite blender and blend until smooth.
Batidos – “Fruit Shakes”
3 and 1/2 cups ripe fruit, cut for the blender
2 cups ice
1 and 1/2 cups cold milk
1 Tb. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Blend and drink!
sarah k @ the pajama chef says
i love these! what a fun name too…it’s interesting learning what things are called in other cultures.