Michael Armstrong, the executive chef at Dream Downtown in New York City, has joined forces with Melvin's Juice Box to open a new healthy eatery inside the hotel. The Harry Fontabella, which combines rice milk with hemp granola, strikes the perfect balance between crunchy and, well, smoothie.
"The granola adds a nice thickness and much needed added protein," Armstrong says, advising at-home cooks to use frozen berries, if possible. "We buy organic fresh berries and freeze them. It gives the best consistency and is better than using ice which just waters the smoothie down."
Harry Fontabella Smoothie
- 10 oz rice milk
- 1 banana
- 1 cup blueberries (or strawberry)
- 1/3 cup granola (strawberry hemp vanilla granola)
Preparation: Blend all together until desired consistency is reached.