Now that the weather is getting warmer and we are actually breaking a sweat while outdoors, Isobel and I have begun craving smoothies again. Or I should say that we’re finally indulging them, because I really don’t think our cravings ever stopped. Fresh strawberries are now available, and quite cheaply, too, less than a mile from my house.
We’re always using up something when we make smoothies so I’m afraid I don’t have precise measurements for you. It changes every time we make it. Isobel loves bananas and we buy so many we always have a few that reach critical mass and need to either be eaten or frozen right away before they turn. Frozen bananas are perfect for smoothies, and in some cases if you have them you won’t need the ice cubes, just be sure to slice them into rounds before you freeze them. If you freeze larger chunks they’ll likely get caught in the blender and cause noises so awful your toddler will cry. Theoretically.
Today I’m hoping I can rely on your help. I really only make smoothies two ways, one with mango and orange juice, and one with strawberries, and I’m looking to broaden my repertoire. I’ll offer Isobel’s recipe today (and will gladly share my favorite one if you’re interested) but I’d love to hear how you make smoothies. What combinations do you use? How do you sweeten them? Do you have any tricks? Share the love! We’re thirsty over here.
- fresh, ripe strawberries
- a banana, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
- honey or maple syrup, to taste
- 2- 3 ice cubes
– Slice up your banana and chop up your strawberries.
– Add everything to your blender and blend for ten to twenty seconds at a time, pausing briefly to scrape down the sides of your blender. Repeat two or three times until well blended and serve.
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