i purchased a hand blender a few weeks back and since then, i've been whipping up fruit smoothies almost daily! they're so nice and fresh and HEALTHY... and a fantastic way to get in my daily recommended servings of fruit!
all i use in my smoothies are:
- orange juice (i get fresh squeezed - nothing from concentrate!)
- frozen strawberries. i buy the strawberries fresh and freeze them myself, but i'm sure some organic frozen strawberries from trader joe's work fine as well!
- a banana
the combination is perfectly sweet and refreshing on a nice, hot day. for a while there, i used some honeydew melon too and i highly recommend that as well. my mom makes smoothies at home with honeydew melon but those things are huge, and it's a bit of a hassle for me to finish them, so i probably won't be getting another one any time soon. it sounds kinda weird, but honeydew works really well for smoothies! you can't taste it at all, but it really adds to the texture of the smoothie in a good way.
the best part of making your own smoothie? IT'S CHEAP! why would i ever go to jamba juice again? lol
do you like making your own smoothies?