Lately I have been thinking about my daily intake of food and drink. Shockingly enough, I am doing ok on my portions of meat, and vegetables, however I have noticed that I was passing up fruit. Sure, I have use fruit such as mango in my corn and mango salsa, however that is not as nearly enough as I would like. So that got me thinking… what could I do to improve my intake of fruit? Simple. Have a fruit smoothie a day.
The thing I really like about the smoothie is that you can put pretty much whatever fruit you want in it. My visit to the store this week, led me to the fact that blueberries were on sale, as well as strawberries. We grow fresh raspberries in the back so there is no problem there. Now, I simply add in the rest. Let’s get started.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup of cleaned strawberries
- 1/2 cup of raspberries
- 1/2 cup of blueberries
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of plain non-fat yogurt
- pinch of sugar
- 5 ice cubes
Add these ingredients to a blender and if you have an option for smoothie, use it, otherwise, blend until, well you know, smooth. After drinking one of these, you will feel full of energy and ready to continue the day. Question to you is, how do you make your smoothie?