Frozen Fruit Smoothies
I can't believe that I am just now getting around to sharing my smoothie recipe. My mom got me started on drinking smoothies, and I've been making them for several years.
I usually have them with breakfast several mornings a week. They were a staple during my pregnancy; I had them every morning for breakfast then. (I added in yogurt and flax seed for some extra protein and fiber.)
If I haven't made smoothies in a couple of days, the hubby will usually beg me to make some. He thinks they're tasty and also enjoys eating healthy - some days.
I love the fact that I can easily have them all year round using frozen blueberries, strawberries and pineapple and then just throwing in the oranges and fresh bananas and apples. I occasionally add a peach or some other fresh fruit that I have on hand.
I always add 2 bananas to my smoothies because it keeps things sweet without adding any extra sugar or honey. I love knowing that I'm filling up on pure fruit without any sweeteners. An orange is also a staple for my smoothies because it provides the necessary juice to keep things moving. (I did add some freshly squeezed lime juice the other day when I ran out of oranges and it was still delicious.)
You can add pretty much anything to the smoothie, but I like to keep mine fruity and not add spinach. I'm just not a fan of spinach in my smoothies; I think it should be kept to salads!!
(Ps. This is my blender, which I've had for several years, and even though it's not pricey it works great!)
Frozen Fruit SmoothiesServings: 4 small glasses
1 orange, peeled (and remove seeds if necessary)
2 medium bananas
1 small apple, cored and quartered
1 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen(or fresh) pineapple chunks
1. Process the orange in the blender until smooth. Add in the rest of the fruit, one at a time, and blend after adding each fruit. *Note: if it's too thick to blend, just add a little milk to thin it out a bit.
2. Pour into 4 glasses (or 2 large glasses) and enjoy!