So I got this text from my nieces (grades 5, 6 and 7) the other day. They know who would appreciate this concoction!
This strawberry-banana smoothie comes from a cookbook, but smoothies honestly don’t need to be measured to be tasty. As long as you’re not hung-up on whether or not it turns out a tad thick or a bit runny, just throw whatever you like in a blender and hit puree. One of my favorites is a banana, some orange juice, whatever yogurt we have in the fridge and a can of unsweetened pineapple and its juice. YUM.
But lots of folks prefer an actual recipe–and what kind of auntie would I be if I didn’t share the recipe that creates the stunning pink glass of frothy ambrosia you see above? It is a downright privilege to be on your nieces’ contact list and as I do desire to remain, I will now share with ya’ll…
Ingredients: 1/2 cup milk, 1/3 cup strawberry yogurt, 1/3 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries, 1/2 banana, 4 ice cubes, 8 tsp. sugar (I’d use 3 max, but that’s just me.)
Directions: blend and serve. Strawberry swag on side of glass optional but highly recommended. It does make quite a statement, don’t you agree, dahling?
P.S. Besides Lena, a special thanks to Lindsey and Raquel for tasting, photography and also being loves of my life!
Made the smoothie this morning (even threw in a bit of vanilla). My not-a-morning-person son left to school with a little more pep today.
Vanilla sounds de-lish. Glad I could put a little spring in your guy’s step!