Thursday, May 05, 2011

Strawberry Smoothies

Mmm, strawberries.  No matter how they're made, or what they're in, I love them.  Especially au naturel.  Did you know that strawberries help thin the blood?  True story.  After a long Winter of meat and starches (foods your body craves/needs in the cold), strawberries really do make the perfect Spring treat and help you get ready for those long (hot) Summer months...  And here in the AZ, we're ready for smoothies!  This sweet and sneaky smoothie not only has fruit, but also has veggies in it.  Which makes it perfect ;)

Ingredients:
  • 1 c. apple juice
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • handful of frozen strawberries
Directions:
  1. Place ingredients in order as listed in a blender.  Blend on high until super smooth.  If you don't have frozen bananas or strawberries, then throw in a couple of ice cubes.  Serve cold.
I usually end up watering this down, after I've poured it into the kids' cups.  It thins out the smoothie into more of a crafty juice...  So add as much or as little water as you'd like!  Or leave it thick and icy.  Either way, it's yummy AND healthy.  The kids love it, naturally.  *B

5 comments:

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

YUM! I love making smoothies in the summer, I'm going to have to give this one a try.

Jen said...

I LOVE smoothies. I need to learn how to incorporate veggies into them. You r my inspiration :)

Raquel said...

Sounds yummy, but i never apple juice around-probably b/c I don't buy it. What could I use instead?

Summers Camp said...

You could probably use just about any juice... I would suggest white grape juice, or pineapple juice.

jana mae said...

I didn't have apple juice around... I used pineapple juice instead and it was wonderful. Great suggestion and wonderful recipe B! You rocked it, as usual.