{Recipe} Fruit Smoothie

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One of my favorite breakfasts is a fruit smoothie. A strawberry blueberry banana smoothie to be exact. It takes all of five minutes to prepare and Troy and I are out the door with breakfast on a busy morning!


  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 fresh banana
  • 3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 spoonful of sugar
  • 2 cups juice {I use whatever we have on hand; usually orange or apple}
  • 1-2 drops of almond extract


  • Combine all ingredients in the blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • For a thicker consistency, use more fruit and less juice.
  • Serves 2.

I’m thinking of broadening our horizons in the smoothie world. Have a favorite recipe? Please share it!

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  • Florica May 29, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    I made a smoothie for breakfast this morning, I used:
    1 frozen banana
    1/2 cup frozen blueberries
    1 teaspoon creamy peanut butter
    1/2 cup milk (I used cream on top milk)
    Blend till all ingredients are mixed, if its to runny add more blueberries or less milk.
    Its really good and the protein keeps you full. Enjoy!!! :)

    • Caitlin Author May 31, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      Great idea to add protein via peanut butter. I hadn’t thought about using it in a fruit smoothie, but I’ll have to try it! Thanks for the tip, Florica.

  • Kelsey Clark May 29, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    This is a recipe we got from a foodie friend.

    2 ounces frozen strawberries
    2 ounces frozen blueberries
    2 ounces frozen peaches
    2 ounces any juice
    2 ounces milk
    1ish banana (depending on how many you are making for)

    This recipe is for one person, if we make it for both of us, we double. You can sub pretty much any fruit you want. We always use strawberries, but we also use different types of berries and mango, sometimes.

    The trick to this is that you assemble in blender the night BEFORE, and then leave it in the fridge. It gives the frozen fruit time to break down a little, so the smoothie is smoother (ha!). I’ve made it in the morning, too, and it’s just as good, just more chunks of ice.

    • Caitlin Author May 31, 2013 at 12:35 AM

      I have all of these ingredients and can’t wait to try it! I hadn’t thought about leaving them in the fridge overnight. That’s brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing, Kelsey!

  • Ingrid June 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Hi Caitlin,

    I would recommend using almond butter as an alternative protein source (it’s heart healthy and better for you than peanut butter!). I like Whole Foods creamy organic almond butter.

    Here’s my fave: 1 very, very ripe banana (which has turned brown), 1 tablespoon, almond butter, 1.5 or 2 cups of milk of choice, and 1/2 teaspoon of dark cocoa powder (dark cocoa powder w/out sugar has antioxidants, you can try Godiva which is sold at most supermkts).

    A tip to avoid using too much sugar is to let the bananas ripen and then stick them in the fridge (to avoid the pesky fruit flies) or cut them in pieces and throw them in the freezer. THe ripe bananas are so sweet you will not miss the sugar at all! Bonus!

    • Caitlin Author June 3, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      Yum! That sounds delicious. And thanks for all the tips about almond butter and bananas. Can’t wait to try this one!

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