June 13, 2012

Banana, strawberry, blueberry smoothie recipe

Banana recipe number two! Yesterday I posted about roasted coconut banana bread (yum) and I’ll lighten things up a little today with a banana smoothie. My kids have been gulping these down ever since we picked up the 63 pounds of bananas for 11 cents this last weekend – it makes me happy knowing they are getting a healthy snack. (Did you see bananas are $0.39 cents a pound at Safeway this week!?)

Smoothies are really very simple, seems silly to post as an official recipe – so we’ll keep it casual. . .

  1. Dig your blender out of the depths of your pantry.
  2. Add bananas and any other fruits you have hanging around. We added frozen strawberries from Mavis and blueberries. I think using frozen berries in the summer time makes it thicker and more refreshing! To freeze the bananas, I just sliced in half and placed in plastic bags. I also sliced them onto a cookie sheet and froze them this way – which is easier for the blender to digest.
  3. Add a 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of yogurt, we added vanilla yogurt
  4. Add 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup milk
  5. Blend until perfection

You can play around with the proportions to get it the right consistency. Since I was using frozen bananas and frozen strawberries I had to add a little extra milk so my blender could handle all the hard items. It’s a little different every time you make it – but always good. 🙂

What are your favorite combinations for smoothies? 


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  1. Brooke Kingston says

    Love your smoothie pics, and it sure looks like your kids are loving them! 🙂 We always use frozen fruit just like you! I also add in a scoop of vanilla protein powder so my sons get a little oomph to start their day. And our favorite thing to add is spinach! With enough berries and bananas, there is zero spinach flavor and the smoothies are bright green. The boys think it’s so cool! I usually save smoothie leftovers to pour into our Zoku pop maker for a great snack later in the day. Gotta love the smoothies!

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