Friday, June 1, 2007

Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Happy June everyone! It's amazing to me that we've already hit the "J" months!

Karen asked me yesterday about my fruit smoothies (mentioned in a previous post), so I thought I'd share my recipe with everyone. It's really more of a formula than a recipe, because they turn out different every time! This is a "vegan" recipe, which means there is no dairy - they are truly all fruit. (We are not vegan or vegetarian!) First of all, make sure you have plenty of bananas on hand. When they are nice and yellow (not green at all), take them out of their peels and put them in a freezer bag in the freezer. For your other fruits, the best ones are strawberries, peaches, mango, blueberries and raspberries. You can definitely experiment with others. Here's the basic recipe:

Combine in a blender:
1 cup apple juice
1 1/2 to 2 frozen bananas (broken in pieces)
1 cup cold or frozen fruit (1 kind or a combination)

I also add an apple (peeled and sliced) to help make it go further sometimes. And obviously, you'll need to double or triple this recipe if you have more than two kids! Blend until the smoothie looks creamy, about 45-60 seconds.

I assure you, you're kids (and husbands!) will love these smoothies! My kids will take these over ice cream any day! Let me know if you come up with any exotic combinations. Enjoy!


Jen said...

do you remember our days of painting the 'snack shop?' and them giving us an electric saw so that we could cut the molding for the windows. i also remember hanging off the side of the building on a ladder attempting to clean the windows! i have pictures to prove it. i'll have to post some on my blog when i get around to it!

Karen said...

I tried your smoothie and LOVE IT! I even shared some with Jimmy and Lori and Judith ... Everyone loved it!