We eat a lot of smoothies. They are a quick, easy, and healthy addition to a meal and also make a perfect snack.
Earlier today I posted about freezing smoothies, so I wanted to also post the recipe for one of our favorite smoothies to make.
Now, I know some of you are probably thinking, a recipe for smoothies? Well, yes actually I often follow a basic recipe or guide for smoothies.
I often use smoothies as a way to use up some fresh or frozen fruit and when I do that I just dump everything into the blender and make a smoothie. I have even been known to make a green smoothie, but I have found that for my family we prefer simple smoothies the most.
We like to taste the flavors of a smoothie. I have found that when I dump several fruits, fruit juices, or even things like spinach into a smoothie, I loose the flavor of the fruit.
When I do this it is just a jumbled taste, with no one dominant flavor. I like to taste my food and have the flavor stand out.
If I am going to have strawberry in my smoothie, I prefer to taste the strawberries. If I am going to have pineapple in my smoothie, I like to be able to taste the pineapple.
So, today I am posting a recipe for a basic smoothie. It is simply strawberry and bananas, with a little yogurt, milk, and honey. Very simple and very good!
And this freezes really well, so it works great with the method I posted about earlier today.
Another favorite smoothie in our house is a pineapple orange smoothie and I will post that recipe soon.
How do you like your smoothie? Do you prefer just a couple of flavors in your smoothie or are you one to just dump a little bit of everything in?
- 1 1/2 cups yogurt ( we like vanilla, but plain works also)
- 2 bananas, peeled and cut into a few chunks
- 3 cups of frozen strawberries
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup milk ( start with 1/4 and add more if needed or desired thickness)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Add ingredients to the jar of blender and blend until smooth.
- (You can use fresh strawberries for this and add about 1 - 1 1/2 cups ice.)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 9gSugar: 56gProtein: 12g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.