Weekend Cooking: Summer Smoothie (48/99)

Smoothie - Banana BlackberrySmoothies are one of those things that I probably should make more often, but I don’t. I’m not sure why; it’s not like they are overly difficult or I don’t usually have the ingredients on hand.  That’s a bit more challenging in the winter, true, but there’s no excuse in the summer with the abundance of fruits and berries.

And what’s worse is sometimes I even buy certain things when they’re on sale — like extra bananas, raspberries, and blackberries — with the INTENTION of making smoothies. I don’t have to tell you what usually happens.

A few mornings ago, I was making The Boy’s lunch for a camp field trip and I grabbed a bunch of bananas on the counter.  They were a little overripe, and the entire bunch broke off at the stem and became partially unpeeled. I threw the bananas in the freezer and decided to do something with them later.

That afternoon, the four of us happened to be home when the summer afternoon seemed to scream smoothies. I remembered the frozen bananas from that morning and turned to the pile of cookbooks I’d recently borrowed from the library.

Sure enough, the perfect recipe was found in Dinner Solved! by Katie Workman.

Berry Banana Smoothie (makes 2 servings)

1½ cups strawberries, blueberries or raspberries, fresh or frozen  (I used raspberries and blackberries)
1 banana, fresh or frozen, sliced into chunks
1 cup (8 ounces) plain Greek yogurt  (I used regular plain yogurt)
½ cup milk  (I used almond milk)
3 to 4 tablespoons honey, to taste
1 cup crushed ice

Smoothie - Banana Blackberry 21. Place the berries, banana, yogurt, milk, honey and ice in a blender. Pulse a few times, then puree to desired texture.

2. Pour into glasses and serve.

Definitely a very refreshing summer drink!









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4 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking: Summer Smoothie (48/99)

  1. Beth F

    Love the pretty color of your smoothie. So refreshing on these hot, hot days. Sorry I was so late getting here this week — we were off camping and had almost no internet connection.

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I used to make smoothies all the time but somehow got out of the habit. This sounds yummy and like a perfect breakfast treat! I need to get back in the habit of smoothies as they’re such a great breakfast and are such a good way to get veggies and fruit i.

  3. Trish

    Oh geez. How many times have my eyes been too big at the grocery store and I’ve come home with ALL the produce. I have had luck with freezing some berries, but of course you have to catch them before they turn. Sigh. I’m currently dairy free so no yogurt for me, but I made a smoothie a few weeks ago with some coconut milk that had great flavor. Love the gorgeous color of yours!

  4. mae

    When you don’t make smoothies, do you find another interesting use for the fruit you buy. I’m not sure I understand why you think it’s noble to make smoothies if there are other ways to eat fruit?

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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