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 ;)
- 1 c. apple juice
- 1 carrot
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 frozen banana
- handful of frozen strawberries
- 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