Hello, my blogging friends! Do you like smoothies? I’m relatively new to the world of smoothies, yet my kids LOVE them. No sense in going to one of those smoothie places and paying a small fortune for one when you can create your own delicious lip smacking fruit beverage at home.
That’s all a smoothie is, you know ... a fruity drink. Now, I know that some of the smoothie places would offer to add bee pollen or wheat grass or vitamins or whatever. Why try to boost fruit? It’s really good for you just as it is.
In my quest to make a smooth move for my kidlin’s, I turned to the internet for recipe guidance. Oh, lordy, there’s only 435 gazillion to choose from. There're the ones that are just made from fruit and ice. There’s fruit and milk. There’s fruit and juice. There’s fruit and ice-cream. There’s fruit and yogurt. Oh, and you can use fresh fruit, frozen fruit, or any combo thereof. Basically, I think just about anything mixed with fruit that you drink can be called a smoothie! These puppies are very filling, too. They are a great treat, and very refreshing.
This one is a basic recipe. Feel free to mix it up, add different fruit, use different juice, whatever ... it will be good! I promise! This will make 4 medium sized servings.
3 cups ripe, fresh strawberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (can use another flavor or plain)
2 cups ice
In a blender that can crush ice, combine all ingredients. Blend until ice is crushed and mixture is smooth. It took about 10-15 seconds in my blender.
Pour and serve! Make yummy noises! I found this one to be very “tropical” in flavoring. For my next one, I think I’ll add pineapple and see how that tastes. I’m not much of a drinker, but I could totally see adding rum to a smoothie to create a cocktail type drink. Oh, this is obviously gluten free, too! What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?