Lena’s Smoothie

Lena's smoothie

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…

Lena’s Smoothie

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!


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