Often, I will peel bananas that are getting too squishy to eat, put them in a zip lock and toss them in the freezer. In the winter I will make banana bread but in warmer weather they are destined for a frozen treat! No worries if you don't have mushy bananas to freeze, fresh will do. I also freeze strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries if we don't eat them in time. The berries do need to be frozen to make the smoothie work.
This recipe is one of our favorite treats and it is full of good stuff! Sometimes it is enough to cover us for lunch or a late breakfast. This is also a delicious way to cool off!
2 Cups citrus fruit juice (sometimes I use orange juice, pineapple-orange-banana, whatever is on sale)
1 ½ cups vanilla yogurt (I use low-fat and non-fat interchangably)
2 cups frozen strawberries ( I also use frozen blueberries and/or raspberries at times)
2 tbsp honey
(For this batch I had about 1/2 cup fresh blueberries that needed to be used so I threw them in, as well.) This recipe will make four servings.
Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. You can add more juice if it is too thick for you or more frozen fruit if it is not thick enough. Adjust to your liking.
Add a straw and a hammock and enjoy the rest of summer!