This summer I have been looking for healthy and delicious alternatives to ice cream and popsicles that are full of sugar and empty calories. My daughters absolutely love this smoothie recipe and so do I! It is a great way to cool off on a hot day and fills me up so that I don’t go looking for crackers or other snacks that aren’t as healthy.
If you have children that you have a hard time getting to eat their daily dose of fruits or veggies, this is a great way to sneak them in, this recipe is easy to sneak a handful of spinach into as well! You kids won’t notice a difference in the taste at all!
Banana Berry Smoothie Recipe
Like most smoothie recipes, this one is not exact. I generally make my smoothies for myself and my 2 daughters, so this recipe should serve 3, possibly 4 smaller servings.
When making a smoothie, start by putting the solid items in the bottom first! If you are using frozen berries, put them in first.
1.) Put a handful of blueberries, blackberries or raspberries and approximately 6-7 strawberries into your blender.
2.) Peel and cut one banana into approximately 4 pieces for easy blending.
3.) Add 1 1/2 cups of vanilla yogurt to the blender.
4.) Pour a splash of pulp free orange juice into the blender. Remember to only add a little at first. Blend together, if the consistency is too thick, add another splash of orange juice. You can always add more to thin it out, so start out small.
5.) Blend until smooth, if the temperature is too warm, add 4 ice cubes and blend until completely smooth.
Last of all, pour into a glass and serve! Garnish with a strawberry if you would like. If seeds bother you or your children, simply pour your smoothie through a strainer to eliminate seeds and have a smooth drink.
If you have too much of your smoothie recipe, simply pour the smoothie into a popsicle mold insert the popsicle sticks and freeze!