I love smoothies because you can pretty much throw just about anything in a blender and come out with a delicious drink. Well, maybe not anything. Still, you have like this massive range of options! At any given time, I know I have at least something in my house that will go great in a smoothie recipe.
The other night I was in the mood for something but couldn’t decide what. I knew I wanted something with bananas in it, but I didn’t have the right stuff to make anything really fancy. I’ve had the flu (or a really bad cold at least) for days now and really didn’t want to spend a lot of time trying to bake something anyway. Since my throat was feeling less than stellar, I figured a smoothie would be just the right thing for it.
I’m going to tell you right now, if you don’t add a bit of sweetener to this smoothie recipe, it’s a bit bitter. So while the sugar or Splenda is optional, I suggest adding it. I think, though, that if you use riper bananas, it will be sweeter. Also I had these monster strawberries (I swear, they’re mutant fruit!), so if yours aren’t quite so monstrous, I suggest adding a couple more to the mix.
Check out how to make this smoothie recipe:
-3 Large Strawberries
-6oz Yogurt (I used Banana-Strawberry, you can use Vanilla or Plain if you prefer)
-1 tbs Dark Chocolate Powder (I used Hershey’s)
-1 tbs Splenda (optional, depending on how sweet you want it. You can use sugar too.)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
I used my Magic Bullet, which I’ve had for many years now and it still works great. I do want to eventually get one of those Ninjas though, or maybe the NutriBullet thing. That looks pretty cool and supposedly preserves all the health benefits of the fruits you put in it. Really, you can’t go wrong with a smoothie recipe as long as you include the basic elements: milk and fruit.
Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? Tell me about it (or leave a link in the comments so I can check it out). I’m always looking for new yummy things to try, especially if they’re easy!