Smooth!

Frozen blueberries and banana slices blended with milk make a great smoothie.

I’m hooked on smoothies.  This passion started when it finally dawned on me that I should slice and freeze bananas that were over ripe or soon would be.  Later (really I only waited about a day) I blended the frozen banana slices with chocolate milk.  Velvety, sweet and icy cold.  I highly recommend it.  The calories are worth it, but I usually skip lunch on a smoothie day, anyway.

Recently, I harvested  a pint or more of strawberries from my garden every day for two weeks.  I froze some.   Hmmm.  Bananas? Strawberries?  I threw them together in the blender with some milk (and sometimes vanilla yogurt), pulsed them for a while, added a little sweetener, and the result was so delicious I was sorry I hadn’t thought of this earlier in my life. It’s not as if smoothies are a new idea.  Sometimes it takes me a while to catch on.

I drank these strawberry-banana concoctions so quickly that I never photographed a single one of them before the strawberry season was over.  When my husband bought some blueberries, I was ready with my blender and my camera.  And what do you know!  Frozen blueberries and bananas make a great smoothie, too!  I held myself back from drinking this blueberry-banana smoothie  (photo above) long enough to snap a photo.  Next — Peaches!

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3 responses to “Smooth!

  1. patricia

    suggest u try organic nonfat yogurt with fresh fruits/frozen + 2 tbsp flaxseed {ground} touch of cinnamon refreshing/speedy perfect for yard sale days……

  2. my smoothie recipe:

    one whole banana
    frozen strawberries
    frozen blueberries
    cup of vanilla yogurt
    pineapple (or orange) juice
    honey

    Thanks, Mox! Sounds yummy! I’ll try it.
    omega-3 oil

    adjust amounts as necessary to make a smoothie that you can sip through a straw. use a frozen mug if you have one.

    mmmm! 🙂

  3. Smoothies are amazing, I make them often. If you’re looking for a way to increase your vegetable intake, you can sneak dark leafy greens into your smoothies.

    Your smoothie will still be sweet, and with the added bonus of the health benefits of dark leafy greens.

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