Summer Fruit Smoothie
Posted on Saturday, May 19 2012 10:36:40 AM in Kelly Moore Bag Blog by Kelly
Beware, this may be the best smoothie you’ve ever had! I don’t even like smoothies really, but this one is worth trying. I’m pretty sure this is going to be a summer staple.
Stephanie, my office manager brings smoothies all the time for her lunch. I realized Posey really enjoyed them, and wouldn’t quit asking Stephanie to “share”. I decided to experiment to find a smoothie that we all liked.
This recipe came partly from my friend Heather Land, then I added a few things. I hope you enjoy!
– 2 cups frozen fruit(strawberries, bananas & blueberries). I used frozen store-bought blueberries, but freeze my own strawberries and bananas. I just sliced the fruit, then laid it out on a cookie sheet on top of parchment paper. Once frozen, I put it in a zip lock freezer bag so I’ll have it ready when I need it. I do this in bulk….also helps my strawberries not ruin so quickly! Using frozen fruit makes this smoothie have a great texture and it’s so cold!
– 1 1/2 cups ice
– 1/2 cup milk
– 1/4 cup coconut juice
– 1/4 cup V8 Fruit Fusion(I used strawberry banana)
– 1/2 cup of greek yogurt(I prefer vanilla flavored)
– 2 TB sugar OR honey(you don’t have to add this…I just like the extra kick of sweet)
Just add all of this to a blender or food processor and go! This makes a pretty big batch, so you may want to 1/2 it if it’s just for 1 person. This also freezes well. When I want to eat it later, I just pop it in the microwave on melt mode. It tastes like I just whipped it up!
Note that you may like your smoothie thicker or thinner than I do, so feel free to adjust the ice/juice ratio to your preference.
I also made popsicles out of this mixture, and it turned out great!
Hope you enjoy!