This refreshing smoothie is packed full of vitamins and minerals! Try it for breakfast sometime, for a quick and healthy meal on the go.
bananas (peeled and cut into chunks)
cups fruit juice (orange or grape is always a hit with the kids)
cups plain yogurt
ice cubes (add more or less for your desired thickness)
cups 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.)