Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fruit Smoothie, deliciously simple

My friend, Manda, shared what she's been making in her smoothies; so, I thought I'd take part in this show-and-tell. We're not brave enough or healthy enough to add in veggies, like Manda does.

Fruit Smoothie

The girls, for the most part, determine what goes into the smoothies, from day to day. That's right, my five year old and four year old have say in what they eat (or, uh, drink), at least where smoothies are concerned. Other than that, I'm pretty sure I have a better idea of what's healthy and conducive towards growth and development.


The ingredients:

The fruit varies from time to time, from day to day, according to what the girls choose, but here's the basic idea:

  • whole milk yogurt - we use half to two-thirds of one of those big containers.
  • bananas - two of them.
  • coconut oil - one teaspoon.
  • fruit - in today's version, we included a frozen package of organic strawberries and some fresh blueberries.

Ready to blend? Set?


I thought I'd use a fancy schmancy glass (on the left side, in the glass with a stem) for photographing. Normally I store leftover smoothies in glass (what used

FYI, no ice is needed, especially if frozen fruit is used. One can buy fruit frozen. Or one can freeze fresh fruit. Also, no added sugar is needed. Bananas, especially ripe ones, are naturally sweet and will balance out the tartness of certain fruits, such as strawberries.