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Old 12-02-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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Pumpkin smoothie recipe

I want to make this recipe: Banana Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe - Fruits - MyRecipes.com

But I have only plain yogurt, not vanilla. I figured I could just add a little vanilla extract to compensate, but I have no idea how much. Any thoughts?


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Old 12-03-2007, 02:02 AM   #2
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Let me preface this by saying that I really am having a hard time imagining pumpkin in a smoothie but that is a cultural difference thing. :-)

In making a smoothie, I wouldn't worry about the vanilla essence at all and just use the plain yoghurt. I find the sweetness of the fruits/veges, along with all those other ingredients is sufficient to not require the extra taste of vanilla. But if you really feel the need for vanilla essence, only a couple of drops as vanilla can be very overpowering if used excessively. It is only being used as an enhancement, not a primary flavour.

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Old 12-03-2007, 02:38 AM   #3
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Hello Crankin

Add just a drop.
Vanilla extract is much stronger than real vanilla.

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