Simple Fruit Smoothies

It’s Josh again with a couple really easy yet super delicious smoothie recipes. The first one is an easy Strawberry Smoothie. I am a huge fan of frozen fruit for these recipes. You don’t have to worry about using the fruit before it goes bad, and it helps contribute to the frozen-ness of the drink (I hate adding straight up ice).  So if you want to make these often hit up your local club store and buy in bulk.

Strawberry Smoothie

  • Strawberry Sherbet
  • Plain/Vanilla yogurt
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Strawberry sherbet
  • Milk

I again didn’t do much measuring. About 3 large scoops of the strawberry sherbet, 3 to 4 large spoon fulls of plain or vanilla yogurt and about 3 to 4 handfuls of the sliced frozen strawberries. I added in a few frozen blueberries as well. You’ll want to go easy on these unless you’re a huge fan of blueberries. If you put too many in they will take over the flavor and color of the smoothie.

Finally you’ll need to add some sort of liquid for it to blend well. Milk is my favorite since it adds a bit of a milkshake like flavor without sacrificing any of the fruit flavors. If you want to make it a little leaner you can use water also. Add a decent amount, about enough to cover at least half the ingredients already in there. Blend on high and stop and add more of your liquid until the blender is able to mix everything on its own. If it becomes too ‘liquidy’ you can always add another scoop of sherbet.

This will normally make 2-3 good-sized smoothies. I was lucky and no one else was around so I busted out my giant Admiral Ackbar mug, which used up most of the smoothie. He’s hard to see in the picture but he’s sandblasted on the front there.

Banana Mango Smoothie

  • Fresh banana
  • Frozen mango
  • Pineapple sherbet
  • Plain/Vanilla yogurt
  • Milk

The next one is probably my favorite. It’s a banana and mango smoothie. For these I have been using a fresh banana. Again about 3 handfuls of the frozen mango chunks, a fresh banana, and 3 to 4 good-sized scoops of the yogurt. Pineapple sherbet works wonders for this smoothie, if you aren’t a fan of pineapple do it anyway and just trust me on this one. Again, about 3 big scoops of the sherbet. Milk works best for the liquid on this one, fill to about half way up your ingredients. I’ve used orange juice on this one before but it sort of over powers the other flavors so I highly recommend milk unless you’re looking for an orange like flavor. Add more milk until the blender can mix the ingredients on it’s own and add sherbet if it becomes too runny.

This will again yield 2 to 3 fairly large smoothies. Ranah happened to be around at the time so I had to share. I showed her though and put them into these sweet Star Trek glasses that I have.

– Josh

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