Quick Berry Smoothie

Here’s a trick I picked up in Hawaii 3 years ago. Don’t use ice in your smoothies! Instead, peel and cut a banana (or several). Then freeze it. Take the some of the banana, add that to a blender with milk or juice (whichever you prefer/fits your dietary restrictions), fruit of your choice (unfrozen or frozen) – I typically just use what’s avaliable – usually, that’s strawberries and a blend of Marionberries, Blueberries and Raspberries (from Costco/Rader Farms – I know, not local, not good for the environment, etc. Anyway, I believe these are the nutrition facts: http://is.gd/1pW9j). Then blend and enjoy. For more protein, use plain Greek yogurt and a tablespoon of honey instead of some of the milk.

I usually eyeball the ingredients. However, if you were to add:

1/2 cup skim milk

1.5 frozen bananas

1 cup strawberries

1/2 cup berry mix

1 kiwi (for fun)

1 cup fat-free greek yogurt

1 tsp honey

You would have a pretty nutritionally packed smoothie: http://is.gd/1pXGZ . High in potassium, vitamins, and fiber.

And it tastes really good.

That would serve one hungry person or two people that want a snack.

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