My best friend, Bethany, from college taught me about smoothies and now I frequently make smoothie for our night-time snack. I never use a recipe and never keep track of my ingredients. My standard ingredients are yogurt, milk and bananas. The rest is whatever frozen berries are in the upstairs freezer at the time.
Only a few times the boys did not like a smoothie I made. When a smoothie does flop I freeze it in my ice-cube trays and throw a few cubes into future smoothies. Or I cut the cubes in thirds and Henry eats them for snacks during the day. I also do this with any leftover smoothie.
Last night’s smoothie was a huge hit. I was able to remember or estimate what my amounts were to write this down.
THE BEST SMOOTHIE
3 bananas (you can also use frozen bananas)
1 cup milk
2 cups of vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup frozen blackberries
2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
Blend and serve. I believe this made about 5 cups (1.25L).
My reviews on this smoothie were the most postive I have heard. Here is what my critics had to say:
Robbie – This is GREAT! THE BEST EVER smoothie!
Charlie – Mama, you should sell these!
Henry – YUMMY!
Jack – Very good! ( sorry I didn’t get a photo of his dirty face)
About Hemp seed: http://www.drbronner.com/pdf/hempnutrition.pdf
Smoothie books that have inspried me (photos taken from amazon.com):