Thursday, March 31, 2011

Super Sunshine Starter Strawberry Smoothie

Mornings typically end up being busy days for me. Cleaning up the kitchen, blog posting, making the coffee and possibly prepping for that evening’s dinner; sometimes I don’t end up with much time for breakfast.

Enter the smoothie. They are so easy to make. With the early morning spring sun showing its face, fruit smoothies taste even better.

They taste sort of like dessert, but generally don’t have excess sugar that is hard for the body to handle. My favorite combination is banana, strawberry, vanilla almond milk and orange juice. For this recipe I used strawberries I picked at Sunnycrest Farms in Londonderry, NH where I live. My wife and I picked them in June of 2010 and they are excess from what we picked to make our award winning strawberry wine. We froze them the day we picked them and take them out of the freezer in small amounts as we need them. Sunnycrest is only a few miles from my home. It is an understated farm with extraordinary produce. We buy a variety of fruits and vegetables in every season from them. We have used their berries and cherries in wine, cider, pies, desserts and of course, smoothies.

Super Sunshine Starter Strawberry Smoothie

1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
6 oz vanilla almond milk
4 ounces orange juice

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a pint sized glass.




Belinda @zomppa said...

Smoothies are the best way to start the day! Amanda just wrote a piece with beet & kale about how drinking fruits & veggies do more than taste good, so totally with you. Lucky to be in Londonderry!

Beth Michelle said...

Smoothies are the best! Especially in the warm weather.

Kankana said...

doesn't it feel nice .. Spring is here .. and time for lemonade and smoothies and cocktails .. mm mm mm :)

Tastemonials said...

Smoothies are one of my favorite meals. This sounds like my recipe until I developed an allergy to strawberries. Now I substitute mango instead. I do miss the strawberries.

Kimmy Bingham said...

OOH -I love this. I'm always looking for smoothie recipes. I, too, most often use almond milk in mine. This is great combination, going to try it out this week!

Torviewtoronto said...

i like this combination haven't made with almond milk before looks delicious

Spice Sherpa said...

I'm a huge smoothie fan...make them all the time. And yours sounds like something that would show up in our house. One hint: we slice the bananas before freezing them. Makes them easier to blend and then you can easily add, say 1 and 1/4 banana if you wish.

Lovely photo--your pictures have really looked nice lately.

Jason Phelps said...

Thanks everyone! This was my most popular recent post. It is alwasy interesting to learn what resonates with people. This is such a simple delight, but it obviously has some power!