Banana Fruit Smoothies

27 May

Smoothies are a quick and delicious way to give yourself a refreshing pick-me up at any time throughout the day. Try drinking this Banana Fruit Smoothie as your morning meal.

Smoothies are a quick and delicious way to give yourself a refreshing pick-me up at any time throughout the day.  They can be a simple duet of frozen fruit and soy milk or an elaborate blend of several fresh ripe fruits juice, milk, vanilla, and peanut butter.

Smoothie combinations are endless, and the basic directions are simple:  In the blender, whip up 1 to 2 cups of fruit, a cup of liquid, and maybe a teaspoon or two of a flavoring and/or sweetener.  Let the suggestions below inspire you, and your smoothies will be thick, frosty, and refreshing.  Refrigerate any extra and stir or re-blend if needed.

  • Fruits: fresh or frozen strawberries, peaches, plums, bananas, pears, blueberries, cherries, melons
  • Liquids: orange, apple, apricot, berry, or cherry juices; soy milk, dairy milk, buttermilk, yogurt, flavored yogurt; greet tea; tropical fruit “nectars” such as mango or papaya
  • Flavorings: pure vanilla or almond extract, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, peanut butter
  • Sweeteners: maple syrup, sugar, honey

You know you should eat breakfast.  But what if you can’t face solid food so early in the day?  Try drinking a smoothie as your morning meal.  This smoothie is easy to make and easy to consume.  You can even take it along to work to sip on the commute or at your desk.

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One Response to “Banana Fruit Smoothies”

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