Original Post Date: May 31, 2012
I’ve been drinking these smoothies practically every day for the past two months. Why? Not only do they taste delicious, and are quick & easy to make, but my children like them and they are healthy… my husband and I have adjusted our eating habits to include 4 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of fruit, and at least 8 – 8 oz. cups of water a day. One “giant” serving of this smoothie has 2-3 servings of fruit, 1 serving of veggies and 8oz. of water — it’s an easy way for me to eat/drink all of that and I can take it in the car with me.
I use frozen fruit that I either freeze when I come across a great deal or bags of frozen strawberries and a frozen berry mix that I buy at Costco. The frozen berries mix includes blueberries, raspberries and blackberries; plus berries are full of healthy antioxidants. Bananas freeze well, so it’s another great way to salvage those over-ripe bananas. (From experience, I suggest peeling the bananas before you freeze them. It will make your life a little less messy.) You will also need a blender. I have an Oster Blender that I bought at Costco for $30; it’s not fancy, but it gets the job done. So, don’t let your blender stop you from trying smoothies ~ (Update: I own a Vitamix Blender now)
I add vanilla for flavor and stevia for sweetness. Both are optional