I wanted to share my smoothie recipe with the folks over at no-more-ramen, but I can’t submit things over mobile.
Smoothies are great, because you can throw them together super quickly, and still get a substantial breakfast even if you have to rush out the door. I used to make myself one every morning before heading to my early classes in college.
The only equipment you’ll need is a blender, and maybe a can opener if you opt to use canned fruit.
Smoothies are really versatile. You can throw in pretty much anything you want. I’ve found that grapes and apples don’t work very well, but most other fruits I’ve tried do.
Here’s what you’ll need for a basic strawberry banana smoothie:
Half a banana
A small container of vanilla yogurt
1/2 c orange juice
1 c Frozen strawberries
Throw it all in the pitcher and blend until smooth.
In the pictured smoothie, I used half the amount of strawberries, and added a 1/4 c crushed pineapple, and one canned peach half.
You can experiment with using flavored yogurt or other blends of frozen fruits. Walmart has a blend of strawberry, pineapple, mango, and peaches that makes really tasty smoothies. If you’re not really a banana person, like me, I would still recommend leaving the banana in the smoothie. It helps give it a creamy texture.
You can also add flax or a protein supplement.
Using frozen fruits means you don’t have to use ice in your smoothies, and it’s usually cheaper than buying fresh fruit.
Here’s what my grocery charged for the ingredients:
Bananas, 59¢/lb. Frozen strawberries, $6.99. Half gallon of Orange juice, $2.50. Cup of yogurt, 50¢. Canned pineapple, $1.39. Canned Peach Halves, $1.39.
I hope this was helpful!