Fruit Smoothie (photo by hzaida)

Everyone needs a little pick me up.  This fruit smoothie is a favorite substitute for my standard french vanilla coffee or ice latte.  If you are like me and forget about the fruit you bought and see that your bananas are a bit mushy and your strawberries are about to be chucked, throw it in the blender instead.  I am not advocating eating rotten fruit, clearly this recipe would be ideal with freshies but I also try to waste as little food as possible.

Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 1

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1 banana, peeled
6 strawberries, stems removed and halved
handful of blueberries
1 splenda packet
5 ice cubes

  1. Throw all ingredients in a blender, blend on low until ice cubes are crushed and all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.  May take a couple minutes.

Cooking Notes:

  • You can substitute the fruit for whatever you have on hand.
  • If you don’t have pomegranate juice, you can substitute with orange juice.
  • For 2 people, simply double all ingredients with the exception of banana and ice cubes.  For the ice cubes add a couple extra but don’t double.
  • A standard blender should hold enough ingredients to accommodate 2 servings.

Enjoy! From my kitchen to yours.

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