The term smoothie is fairly new to me. In my day, these frosted concoctions were called shakes or frosties and they were fairly simple and uncomplicated, unlike the ones they serve today. Perhaps because we were thinner in a world of smaller portions and real food we were not as concerned with what we put in our mouths!
Weight was always a concern and one of the things I remember about going to Weight Watchers (even though I was not THAT fat) was the peach shakes we were allowed ocassionally. These were made out of frozen skim milk, peaches and Equal or that other pink sugar substitute. That was it, but they tasted divine, particularly when it was hot and muggy.
I had a couple of peaches sitting in my counter begging to be made into a smoothie and I thought I would share with you my 2011 version of the Weight Watcher's Peach Shake
2 small ripe Georgia peaches
1 Yoplait peach yogurt
1/2 cup 2% milk
1 cup of ice
Pour everything into a blender and turn it on!
I did not use any sugar or artificial sweetener as the peaches were very ripe and there was enough in the yogurt.
Yields 1 very large serving or 2 regular servings