Friday, March 24, 2006

Strawberry Smoothies

Makes 1-2 servings

1 banana
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (or one single-serving container)
1/2 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen (you can always add more...if they're frozen then cut down on the ice)
generous splash cran-raspberry juice (any cranberry-blend works well. If you have none, try orange juice or a splash of lime juice for tartness)
crushed ice

Blend well in blender or smoothie maker, and enjoy.

With the vanilla yogurt, this tastes a lot like a strawberry milkshake, without the guilt. Any combination of fruits and juice that you have on hand works well (fresh, frozen, or canned--drain the juice off of canned fruit). I like to keep the banana for creaminess, and change out the other additions. If you have sweet fruit and sweet juice, add lime juice for tartness. You could use plain yogurt instead of the vanilla, but you may want to make sure your fruit and juice combinaton is sweeter to compensate. Light, fat free yogurt works just as well as the full-sugar versions.

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