There are so many variations when making smoothies. Here is a basic formula that should give you good flavor and consistency.
1/2 cup fresh fruit
I used bananas, because they’re good for you and we almost always have them on hand.
1/3 cup fruit juice
I used pineapple, because I had some left over from strawberry pretzel salad. You could use apple, orange, berry, whatever you like.
Add the juice to the fruit. I make a single serving in the cup that came with our immersion blender. Perfect size.
1 cup frozen fruit
You can freeze most any kind of fruit and use it for smoothies. Just lay it out flat when you freeze it so that it doesn’t end up in one big clump.
I like using the frozen fruit rather than ice. You need something to add thickness and make it cold. The fruit gives great flavor at the same time.
Add the frozen fruit to the previous ingredients.
3/4 cup yogurt
I use Greek yogurt since it has more protein.
Add the yogurt to all the other ingredients.
Then you’re ready to mix. Our immersion blender works great, but you could also use a traditional one.
Mix until everything is processed.
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