Spring has finally sprung! Thank goodness for that. Longer days, warmer weather, and of course a new wave of seasonal fruit.
Take the guess work out of figuring out which fruits are currently in season by checking out this nifty chart at Chasing Delicious.
If your favorite fruit isn’t on the list, don’t despair. Even though fresh fruit is always better, Smoothies are a year round treat that allow you to enjoy frozen fruit without compromising taste.
Simple Smoothie Recipe:
1/2c liquid base (orange juice, apple juice, soy milk, or whatever)
frozen fruit (blueberries, strawberries, peaches, the possibilities are endless)
I personally love for my smoothies to be a little bit more on the thicker side of things, so I always add yogurt or a banana.
The smoothie pictured above is simply orange juice and a banana. However, my go to smoothie formula is 1/2c almond milk, a small ripe (frozen or fresh) banana, and 1tbs nut butter. I promise, you’ll thank me later. You may have to tinker around a bit with the proportions to suit your taste, but that’s part of the fun.
***Public Service Announcement: Any regular mouth mason jar fits perfectly on a blender base, so you can whip up single portion smoothies without having to clean that huge blender carafe. Just drink your smoothie straight out of the mason jar!
For more smoothie recipes check out this link.
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