[Fill in the Blank] Banana Smoothie
One of my father's favorite anytime indulgences is making a banana smoothie: one ripe banana, some of our homemade plum jam, plain yogurt, and honey. In the late fall, he'll swap out the jam for ripe kiwi-fruit.
You can add any kind of berry you would like to this Banana smoothie.
A ripe banana adds most of the naturally occurring sugars you need, and it always seems you have a lonely remaining banana, making it a great candidate for a banana smoothie.
Personally, I'm a blueberry banana smoothie or strawberry smoothie fan. Actually, I can't remember ever meeting a smoothie I didn't like (have great plans for the papaya ripening on the counter).
Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? If so, please let us know in the comments.
In the meantime, what follows is a super simple recipe for either a strawberry or blueberry banana smoothie.
Berry Banana Smoothie
1 medium ripe banana, cut into pieces
2 cups berries (fresh or frozen) - blueberries, strawberries (quartered if fresh), or other berries
1/2 cup crushed ice
2 cups plain yogurt
1/4 cup honey
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 80g||29%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||26%|
|Total Sugars 67g|
|Vitamin C 49mg||244%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|