Ever since my sisters and sister in laws (will just call them all my sisters) and I decided to start blogging I find myself taking pictures of food all the time. And until a few months when we started this, I had no idea blogging was so much fun! There are many recipes I am excited to share with you and I have lots of new recipes to try for the first time.
After the cinnamon swirl bread and calzone posts I figured something like this was in order so here is something I like to make that just makes you feel good!
Every summer when the berries are ripe I like to go to the farms and fill my freezer with all the fresh berries, especially strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. This smoothie is one way I like to use them up. My husband likes his with pineapple so I will cut up a pineapple and freeze it for these also, then add some strawberries and blueberries along with the banana for the fruit.
Smoothies: Makes 4 1/2 to 5 cups. Enough for 4 servings
3 1/2 cups of berries or any fruits, frozen and defrosted slightly in fridge or microwave(about 16 ounces)
1 banana, cut into pieces and frozen
1/2 to 1 cup juice(apple, pineapple, white cranberry, or any fruit juice)
1/2 to 1 cup milk
pinch of salt
1 to 2 tablespoons honey, sugar or brown sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons ground flax seed(optional)
Optional Ingredients: A few ice cubes to thicken, a fresh squeezed orange, 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients until smooth. Taste and add additional ingredients if desired. Blend again. Serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from Cooks Illustrated
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Hope you enjoy, Donna