We eat smoothies A LOT at our house. Most usually for breakfast (usually a few times a week), but sometimes for snacks or even for our "date night" treats. My kids love them as frozen "popsicles."
I've tried a lot of good smoothie recipes in my day, but today I want to share our "base" recipe. It's fast, it's healthy, and easy to remember. Once you get the hang of it, then you can start doing all sorts of adventurous combinations.
BASE SMOOTHIE RECIPE
2 c. orange juice
2 c. frozen strawberries
Blend in a blender and enjoy yourself. :)
As you can see, I like to tweak mine:
Today I used:
1 c. raspberry juice (Juicy Juice style)
1 c. frozen mangos
1 c. frozen mixed berries
And might I say, it was fabulous. :)
The possibilites are limitless. I've even made them very thick and told my kids it was ice cream...they were thrilled. Not that I'd have to of course, a smoothie to them is the best treat around.
And for extra bonus? Add a slice of red cabbage, or a handful of spinach, or a handful of raw baby carrots, etc. You can hardly tell and why not add more veggies when you can?