Smoothies 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
1. 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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