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!).
1 cup of Stoneyfield Organic Strawberry Yogurt
1 Banana (aged bananas will make the smoothie sweeter)
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:
- Cup of Yogurt
- Chopped up fruits
- Soy Milk
- 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!)