Fruit Smoothie

2 bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
1 c. fruit juice*
1 c. plain yogurt
6-8 ice cubes
1/4 c. fresh or frozen berries, optional

Put all ingredients into a heavy-duty blender with ice crushing power. Cover and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thin, add more ice and/or banana chunks. Pour into glasses, garnish with more berries and serve at once.

Hint: Frozen bananas work best. I buy “too ripe” bananas, peel, cut into chunks and freeze them. Then when I’m ready to make smoothies, I have a supply of super-cold bananas. (Colder bananas yield thicker smoothies.)

*Orange or grape juice is always a hit with the kids.

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