- Author: Pam Devine
If you’re like me and can’t pass up the bananas at your warehouse store, then hit the banana wall, freeze the extras in chunks on a plate, and use them in smoothies. When the last of the strawberries are looking a little sad to eat fresh, freeze them individually on a plate and use them in smoothies. Ditto for peaches, kiwis, mango, melon, pineapple … just about any ripe fruit, frozen, is an excellent addition to your smoothie. And speaking of that warehouse store, they also sell this delicious Greek yogurt, which is an excellent and healthy addition to your smoothie. And speaking of additions, in our family, we like a little bite to our smoothie, and usually end up dribbling a little lime juice to finish off the blending.
Want to expand your smoothie repertoire? How about incorporating vegetables? Smoothies are a painless way to add some extra vegetables to your diet. Often, you can barely tell they’re there and they sure add to the nutritional punch of your smoothie.
Almost everyone could benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables, and smoothies are an easy way to do it. With ingredients low in fat, low in calories, low in sodium, high in fiber and nutritionally dense, smoothies could, and maybe should, become a regular part of your warm days routine. Here are a couple of websites and my favorite recipe to start your smoothie engines:
½ frozen banana
5-7 frozen strawberries
½ C frozen blueberries, raspberries, kiwi or pineapple
½ C greek yogurt
Enough milk to get it swirling in your blender
2-3 T lime juice (preferably fresh squeezed)