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Frozen Fruit Smoothies

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I can’t believe that I am just now getting around to sharing my smoothie recipe.  My mom got me started on drinking smoothies, and I’ve been making them for several years.
I usually have them with breakfast several mornings a week.  They were a staple during my pregnancy; I had them every morning for breakfast then.  (I added in yogurt and flax seed for some extra protein and fiber.)

If I haven’t made smoothies in a couple of days, the hubby will usually beg me to make some.  He thinks they’re tasty and also enjoys eating healthy – some days.

I love the fact that I can easily have them all year round using frozen blueberries, strawberries and pineapple and then just throwing in the oranges and fresh bananas and apples.  I occasionally add a peach or some other fresh fruit that I have on hand.

I always add 2 bananas to my smoothies because it keeps things sweet without adding any extra sugar or honey.  I love knowing that I’m filling up on pure fruit without any sweeteners.  An orange is also a staple for my smoothies because it provides the necessary juice to keep things moving.  (I did add some freshly squeezed lime juice the other day when I ran out of oranges and it was still delicious.)

You can add pretty much anything to the smoothie, but I like to keep mine fruity and not add spinach.  I’m just not a fan of spinach in my smoothies; I think it should be kept to salads!!

(Ps. This is my blender, which I’ve had for several years, and even though it’s not pricey it works great!)

Frozen Fruit Smoothies

Servings: 4 small glasses

1 orange, peeled (and remove seeds if necessary)
2 medium bananas
1 small apple, cored and quartered
1 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen(or fresh) pineapple chunks

1. Process the orange in the blender until smooth.  Add in the rest of the fruit, one at a time, and blend after adding each fruit. *Note: if it’s too thick to blend, just add a little milk to thin it out a bit.
2. Pour into 4 glasses (or 2 large glasses) and enjoy!

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