Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Banana Berry Smoothie

Making healthy smoothies is a daily occurrence around our house.  This smoothie recipe can't get any easier to make and is packed full of vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6 (just to name a few). 

What better way to cool down on a hot summer day than with an {all natural} smoothie?

  Banana Berry Smoothie

 One thing that is crucial to making the best creamy smoothie are frozen bananas. I'm almost convinced we eat more bananas weekly than the typical monkey! Ok, that might be an exaggeration but we do eat A LOT of them.

  • approx. 1 cup of organic strawberries, stems removed (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cup of {all natural} apple juice
  • 2 frozen bananas
1) add all ingredients to blender.
2) blend until all ingredients are combined.
3) serve immediately.

NOTE:  Bananas can take a whole day to freeze well.  Peel them and cut them into 1/2" slices and lay them flat in ziploc bag to avoid sticking together.  When at the grocery store always buy an extra bunch to freeze for the week. You can never have too many bananas! 

Buy organic strawberries. Strawberries were just ranked #3 in the Dirty Dozen of Fruits and Veggies with the most pesticides. As many as 13 pesticides found on a single strawberry! You can read more about it(and other produce) at: Environmental Working Group

SAVINGS TIP: Often times grocery stores will bundle loose bananas together for quick sale and you can often save around .16-.20 per lb. 


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