I always forget how good smoothies are so when I finally do get around to making one I kick myself for not making them more often. The hardest part of making the smoothie is cleaning the blender when you’re done. And, really, that’s not so bad.
This version was made with yogurt but you can also substitute a scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt instead. Alternatively, you can throw some orange juice into the mix – the result is a little more “juicy” than “smoothie” but it’s still the same concept.
Peach, Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
1 peach, peeled, cut into chunks
5-6 strawberries, cut into chunks
1/2 banana (or full banana), cut into chunks
1 cup organic, fat-free vanilla yogurt
2 cups ice*
1 tablespoon honey (optional depending on how sweet the yogurt is)
Throw all the ingredients into the blender and process until the ice is crushed. (You can leave the honey out until after you blend so that you can taste test for sweetness.)
* My blender doesn’t like large chunks of ice so I try to throw smaller pieces in. If you have large ice cubes, you might want to throw them into a bag and crush them with a hammer (or blunt instrument of your choice)before putting in the blender. Alternatively, you can fill an ice tray with only a little bit of water so that the resulting cubes are smaller.