What I had failed to do in the past was freeze the fruit. That's right, freeze it. I peel it and take off the stringy pulp and throw it into a freezer bag. Who would have thunk! I made my first Tangerine smoothie a few weeks ago and now just love them. I do not take the seeds out, just throw the peeled fruit right into the blender. It is just so yummy. Want to make it sweeter or have this smoothie as a dessert? Add some chocolate chips to it before you blend or Andes mints and use the Almond milk. It tastes like a OrangeSicle with a hint of mint.
Oh, my Kumquats are about to be ripe too. You have been forewarned.
3 whole Tangerines peeled (Frozen or Fresh)
3 pitted Dates, diced
1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
1/3 cup Juice (Orange, Pineapple, or use Almond Milk for a creamy taste)
Optional (one or all):
1 large Strawberry, 1/2 ripe Banana, 1/4 cup Blueberries, chocolate chips, mint leaves
Tangerines, get as much of the stringy pulp off the outside as possible.
If your fruit is not frozen, add a small handful of ice to the blender first. Then add the Tangerines, Dates, Yogurt and Juice.
Blend until smooth