I’m a sucker for a good smoothie. When I was in high school, my friends and I used to go to Juice Shop in Greensboro (anyone been?) and get one of their huge smoothies for lunch. It’s such a filling, refreshing drink, especially on a hot summer day. But when you’re in high school, $5 for a smoothie added up, so I decided to learn how to make my own and find the best combo.
I’ve tried a lot of them out there, but this one remains to be my favorite because it’s a) easy (how can it get easier than three ingredients?) and b) incredibly healthy but tastes like a dessert (best combo ever, right?). And since we’re talking about strawberries this week, I couldn’t let the week go by without sharing my favorite recipe with you guys.
1 cup orange juice
1 frozen banana, peeled and chopped
handful of strawberries (4-5 depending on size; fresh or frozen)
Throw it all in a blender for a minute or so.
See, I told you it was easy. I like to freeze my bananas so that it acts as ice and thickens your smoothie. You can also throw in any other fruit like raspberries, blueberries, mango, etc., for variety, but this simple three-ingredient gem is my fave. Enjoy!
What is your favorite smoothie recipe?
Do you prefer yogurt-based smoothies or OJ-based?