Friday, April 16, 2010

The Smoothie

I love smoothies. I often have them for a light lunch. But sometimes, the yogurt aspect of them is a little too strong for me so I make mine like this: 

Take a variety of fruit in any combination that sounds good to you. Blackberry and banana. Mango and orange. Strawberry and raspberry. This time around I used banana, orange and pineapple all in one.

Now place about 1 cup of your fruit combination, cut into pieces, in a plastic freezer bag. Freeze for 3+ hours.

The great thing about this is you can make up a bunch of these little bags filled with smoothie combinations at the start of the week and then they'll be ready to go whenever you get a hankering for a refreshing treat or light lunch. 

After the fruit has frozen, dump it in the blender along with 1/2 c. milk. Blend. Add more milk if the smoothie becomes too thick for the blender to work through. Blend some more.

And done! Super easy. Super refreshing.

I also like to make these as an alternative to having ice cream or other dessert after dinner.
Serves 1-2

1 cup of fresh fruit, sliced up
1 plastic ziploc bag
1/2 - 1 c. milk

Place the sliced fruit into the bag. Be as creative as you want with the combination of fruit, mixing and matching your favorite flavors. Seal the bag and place in freezer for 3+ hours. Once the fruit is frozen, you can throw the entire contents of the bag into a blender with 1/2 c. milk. Blend. Add more milk as needed to achieve the "smoothie consistency."


  1. Yum! We drink smoothies a lot. When the fruit is on sale, I'll buy a bunch and freeze for smoothie. Hadn't thought about that, thanks!

  2. I made a smoothie a week ago; it wasn't very good. I'm trying your recipe next time!

  3. Where's the sugar? ☺
    This is why you are skinny and I'm not.

    Heh, I'm willing to give this a try though.


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