My brother GZ gifted me the Costco cookbook - Cooking the Costco Way, when I was in India. I had no use for it then since most of the ingredients were hard to find. Probably the side-effect of hinting about a cookbook from US, to a bachelor who doesnt know pots from pans!! When I came to the US, I brought it along with me, but again it was forgotten among the hectic days of welcoming the first new addition to our family and adjusting to a new life. Thus it sat in the corner of the closet for so long. I recently re-discovered the wonderful cookbook in its long slumber. Now I am excited to try out its wide array of recipes. The cookbook is a steal with beautiful color pictures adorning each recipe. Here's a stunning smoothie to start off my cookbook expedition!
Recipe (Serves 2):
Kiwifruit green - 2
Orange juice - 3 tbsp, divided
Fresh strawberries - 3/4 cup, hulled
Honey - 1 tbsp or to taste
Cut the kiwi fruit in half and scoop pulp by spoonfuls into a blender with 2 tbsp orange juice.
Puree and pour into two glasses.
Puree strawberries with the remaining tablespoon of orange juice and the honey.
Pour over the green kiwi puree to form a second layer.
Adapted from: Cooking, the Costco way.
- The actual recipe is called Traffic-light smoothie.To make the traffic-light smoothie, process green kiwi as described above. Then puree the pulp of two gold kiwis with 3 tbsp of orange juice. Pour it slowly over the back of the spoon on top of the green kiwi puree to form a second layer. Now puree strawberries and pour over the top of the golden kiwi puree to form a three-layered tri-colored traffic light smoothie.
- I did not have honey, so I omitted it while pureeing strawberries.
- If the layers are not formed as you pour, gently stir the top layer so that a distinct line of separation forms.