And wouldn't you know it, making smoothies all came about because I am
Anyhow, so I drug out my food processor (I have a blender that is somewhere in the depths of our basement) and attempted my first round of smoothies. Oh, and boy, are they good! Peanut was a big fan too.
Breakfast (or any other time) Smoothies
1 1/2 cups ice cubes
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (you could use fresh of course, but you may want to add more ice for a more frozen consistency? I'm not sure....)
1/2 cup canned apricots
2 bananas (peeled of course)
1/3 cup frozen blueberries or blackberries
1/2 cup plain, cream top yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
Since I am using a food processor, I usually add my ice and chop/process that for about a minute, then add my frozen strawberries, and process until those are finely chopped. Then I add everything else and process until smooth. If you are using a blender, from what I understand, you can just add it all in there and blend away until smooth. This makes about three tall glasses~about 30 ounces of smoothie.
Really, there are no rules when it comes to smoothies. This is just what has worked for me so far. I just picked up some frozen organic mangos and peaches on sale and plan to throw those into the rotation. Plus, as spring and summer get here, I know I will be looking for discounted produce that is a little past it's prime. Just add lots of fresh/frozen fruit with a little yogurt and ice and some sweetener (if needed) and process/blend away. Smoothies are pretty much fool proof.
Oh and last but not least...did you make too much? Pour your leftovers in popsicle molds for a quick and easy snack for the littles. I got that idea from my sister in law--what a fabulous way to use it all up!
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