Sweet and Simple Magazine: Strawberry Smoothie

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Strawberry Smoothie

Since I am not much of a fan of breakfast I started making these smoothies because they are lighter than cereal, toast etc. They are packed full of yummy goodness like vitamins, minerals, raw food enzymes, pro-biotics, and flavonoids. You also get a serving of dairy and fruit in each one. I make my smoothies in a single serving blender but any blender will work. This recipe is for one serving so double or triple it for more.

1. Add about 1 cup of plain yogurt-I use Brown Cow Plain Cream Top.

2. Add frozen mixed berries & half a banana to equal about 1 cup.

3. Add 1 tsp vanilla & 1 tbs of pure Vermont maple syrup. I am lucky to have a sister who has supplied me with some of the best pure Vermont maple syrup around. If you don't have pure maple syrup organic cane sugar will work fine.

4. Blend in blender until smooth. Serve in your favorite glass. Yum!

-Save your bananas that are getting too ripe by just putting them in the freezer with the peels on. When you want to make your smoothie run them under warm water to loosen peels. They are perfect for smoothies. I learned this great tip from Raw Melissa. Thanks Melissa!
-Any frozen fruits will make a great smoothie. Mix it up and create your own blend.
-Add a little cocoa powder for a chocolate variation.
-Yogurt is a great way to get the good bacteria back in your body after being on antibiotics when you have been sick.
-Strawberries add a great smoothness to smoothies because of the natural pectin