Monday, January 26, 2009

StrawBanana Smoothie

I will start off by saying .... yuck what an unflattering picture .... however I promise once you taste it you won't care how it photographs because its super tasty.

Smoothies are really easy to make, you just have to prepare ahead of time. I think Trader Joe's is the best store to hit when buying smoothie ingredients. I buy the bags of frozen strawberries ($1.69), a can of the orange juice concentrate ($1.99), tub of yogurt ($2.69) and a bunch of bananas ($0.19 each). This easily makes about 4-6 servings all for around 6 bucks which is the price for one smoothie if you go out to grab one.

Using milk and yogurt (& no ice) gives a great creamy consistency and is the perfect snack or breakfast treat! Plus, if there are other fruits you would rather use or want to change it up a bit it's super simple and can easily be done.

  • 2/3 cup yogurt

  • 1 cup milk (if you want it thinner -- add more)

  • 1 frozen banana, cut up

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

  • 1 1/2 tbsp orange juice concentrate

Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. This makes 2 servings unless you want a giant smoothie all to yourself.


Anonymous said...

I love smoothies and don't make them often enough. They're so easy to make.

Donna-FFW said...

I love smoothies. My children consider them a treat for breakfast. Im going to try this one.