Smoothie season is upon us! Fruit is starting to come into season and everyone is looking for cold, refreshing drinks instead of hot ones. Smoothies also make a great, filling breakfast depending on how much fruit you use. They’re also a great afternoon pick-me-up after work and before dinner. You can pretty much enjoy them any time of day.
I like to use slightly frozen bananas as my base because they create a thickness that no other fruits provide. I also like the sweetness of strawberries and a hint of pineapple. To thin it out a bit, I pour in a tad of orange juice and sometimes I throw a bit of plain yogurt in if I have it. What I’m trying to say here is I never make the same smoothie twice, so this is more of a guideline than anything. You can sub out your favorite fruits, juices, yogurts- try it all!
Also, sorry for the lack of posting – I was just incredibly lazy this past week!
Sunrise Smoothie (serves 2)
1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen for 2 hours (or more)
3/4 cup of fresh strawberries, sliced
2/3 cup of fresh pineapple (or frozen), diced
1 cup of ice
orange juice, to taste
Place ice in the blender and give it several pulses to break it up. Add bananas, strawberries and pineapple and blend until smooth. Add orange juice to thin it out to your taste. Serve immediately.