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[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 ripe banana, cut into pieces
- 2 cups of 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.