Jeff and I always start the day with a freshly home-made smoothie. No matter the season, a smoothie will give you an energy boost as not even coffee can. Furthermore, it us a delicious way to get all your vitamins!
Smoothies are super-easy to prepare and you can have fun mixing all the fruit combinations. I particularly like the one in this recipe because it’s sweet and tasty. As a general rule, I never add sugar or any other kind of sweetener to my smoothies. If you include in your mix naturally sweet fruits (like banana, mango or pineapple), you won’t need to.
As per the fruit, we buy different frozen fruit bags: mixed fruits or just the fruits we like to create our own mix. Our favorites are the berry mix, 4-fruit mix (peach, pineapple, mango and strawberries), coconut chunks, and kiwi. Lately we have been also buying the “imperfect fruit” bags (unbranded fruits that supermarkets freeze themselves if the fruit is not up to marketing standards): they are good just the same and you will save some bucks. After all, you don’t care what the fruits look like when you blend them!
As per bananas, we like to add them fresh and ripe. When they’re fresh, they add texture and sweetness to the smoothie. As they are all-natural smoothies, they are also perfect for children.
- Frozen strawberries
- Frozen pineapple
- Frozen berries
- 1 fresh banana
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Put the frozen fruit in the blender cup, layer by layer. If you use an immersion blender, place the banana on top (softer fruit first); if you use a blender with the blades at the bottom of the cup, place the banana at the bottom and then add the frozen fruit.
Add the milk and process until smooth!
Serve in smoothie glasses or jars and enjoy!