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!