Smoothies got discussed a bit in yesterday's comments and some recipes were shared. I thought others might be interested so I've decided to share our favorite smoothie recipe. Bear in mind that my blender is a Vitamix and holds about 8 cups, so you may want to cut things down for a regular blender.
I've found the secret to a great smoothie is over ripe bananas. They lend a mellow sweetness that can't be beat. Buy them on sale, let them get spotty and when you can stand it no more, peel and freeze them in whatever portion size is useful to you.
My Favorite Smoothie
4 frozen bananas
1/2 cup frozen strawberries (about four big ones)
Place these in the blender jar and fill half way with soymilk (I prefer plain but vanilla works also). Fill the rest of the way with water, making sure to leave enough room for the blender to froth up. Blend until its a combined frosty delight.
I've also used mixed berries and just blueberries instead of the strawberries but hands down, strawberries are the favorite. If I was making this as a solo breakfast I would use all soymilk and skip the water. Adding the water makes it a little lighter and more refreshing.
What's you're favorite smoothie recipe?