I don’t know about you, but I LOVE smoothies! I’ve tried dozens of recipes for making my own smoothies at home, but they never quite turned out as good as a Smoothie Shop’s. I’ve tried smoothie recipes using sherbet, milk, powdered milk, ice cubes, and soy milk. None of them ever tasted right. Usually the kids enjoyed them, but I was never really impressed.
Well, one day I was searching our empty fridge for something to make a snack for the kids. I noticed the huge container of plain yogurt that nobody was eating. We usually get vanilla, but had accidentally brought home the wrong kind, and it was just too bitter for any of us to swallow. I hated for it to go to waste, so I thought, Maybe I’ll just blend up the yogurt with some frozen strawberries and make strawberry yogurt for the kids.
I dumped the yogurt and strawberries into the blender and let it mix. I was surprised when it didn’t come out thick like yogurt, but runny… like a smoothie! (Okay, okay, don’t laugh at me. This may be elementary to some of you experienced cooks, but I still have a lot of experimenting to do!)
I tasted it and found that it still needed something else. I added a banana, and orange juice; then tried it again. Still a little too bitter. I added some sugar and blended one more time; Perfect!
Ever since I stumbled upon this creation I’ve been making it like crazy! Each time I try a little something different, but it always comes out very yummy. So, anyways, here is my own smoothie recipe:
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup plain or vanilla non-fat yogurt
- 2 Tbsp sugar, or some honey (only if you use plain yogurt)
- 3/4 c. orange juice
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 ripe banana
Just dump it all into the blender, and mix well! If it’s too thick you can add more O.J. If it’s too bitter, use a little sweetener. You can add some wheat germ to it too, if you like.
And the kids are sure to love it!
If any of you have a favorite smoothie recipe to share, I’m all about trying new stuff!! I’d love to hear from you!