Quick and Easy Strawberry/Banana/Kiwi Smoothie

A great way to stay slim and cool this summer is to indulge in a healthy and tantalizing fruit smoothie. Better yet, it's under 5 ingredients, and once you've made it once it's pretty much a no-brainer.

I prefer to use all organic ingredients, which typically will cost the extra dollar unless shopping at the Farmer's Market (highly recommended!).

Ingredients

1 cup of Stoneyfield Organic Strawberry Yogurt

1 Banana (aged bananas will make the smoothie sweeter)

1 Kiwi

7-8 Strawberries

1/4 cup Vanilla Soy Milk


Step 1: Peel & Wash Your Fruits

  • Begin by peeling your kiwi fruit. I peel mine into a kroger bag and dispose of it in the garbage (or compost heap, if you have it) immediately to prevent a fruit fly invasion.
  • Wash your strawberries.
  • Peel your banana.

Step 2: Chop the Fruits

  • Chop up your kiwi, strawberries, and banana. 

NOTE: Don't dice them, as that will make the fruit lose most of its juice, and therefore, most of its sweetness-- cutting your kiwi into eight slices is sufficient, strawberries into fourths, etc (just make sure you crop off the leafy green part!)

Step 3: Put 'em in the Blender

This is the order which I put my smoothie ingredients, I don't know that it matters in the end as they'll all just get mixed together, but feel free to copy:

  1. Cup of Yogurt
  2. Chopped up fruits
  3. Soy Milk
  4. Ice (okay okay, technically, this is a sixth ingredient -- but it'll help keep your smoothie extra cool!)

4. Press "SMOOTH" . . . Viola!

Yes, it REALLY is as easy as that, folks -- just turn your blender on (making sure the top is on, of course!) and watch the magic unfold.

I typically like mine to blend for 30-45 seconds, to ensure all of the ice gets chopped up, but it may take more time depending on your blender.

I also like to make an organic peach/mango smoothie, but you really need nice, juicy peaches in order to get optimum taste and sweetness!

(Simply use a peach, frozen mangoes, and peach yogurt... and presto!)

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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

yum!! sounds delicious. I've also been making fruit smoothies this summer. I've been mixing in small ice cubes, it seems to blend easier than the big square ones. so refreshing and healthy on these hot summer days! thanks for sharing.

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