My mother is a saint for how many times she washed her blender for me growing up. I’m sure this is an exaggeration, but I feel like I easily had 3-4 smoothies a week during my childhood. It’s a great way to get kids to eat fruit and such a healthy practice that I still try to have at least three smoothies each week.
My smoothies always change depending on what fruit I have in the house but my general recipe is: 3/4 cup liquid (fresh orange juice, almond milk, coconut milk, or milk), 1/4 cup plain Greek Gods yogurt, a banana (I always have them in the house!), a handful of whatever berries I happen to have, a bit of honey or garden mint for health purposes, and half a cup of ice.
I blended this smoothie yesterday and it was too good not to share. It tasted like vacation! The orange juice paired so beautifully with the banana and strawberries. It’s not too thick, not too thin and the honey helps keep allergies at bay.
Tropical Strawberry Banana Smoothie
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice*
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use Greek Gods)
1 medium sized banana
6 medium sized strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup ice
- Add ingredients to the blender in the order listed. (Pro tip: always add liquid first so it coats the blade!)
- Blend until smooth.
- Garnish with a strawberry.
*Note: I do not use the kind of sugary orange juice with preservatives. Central Market offers freshly squeezed orange juice that’s only good for a few days. It’s delicious and nutritious with none of the added junk. If your grocery store doesn’t sell freshly squeezed orange juice, squeeze your own. It’s so much healthier! Just buy a few oranges and squeeze them directly into the blender.
P.S. If you ever wanted to know what every single Rose Table photo looks like if you take a step back, here you go:
My Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Gabby really likes to be involved with food shoots.