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Strawberry Smoothie

By Alex Conde

Personally, nothing says spring to me like a strawberry smoothie. Itís a taste that I always love, and I can sit in the sunshine with my drink dreaming of the summer to come. So, weíll look at strawberry smoothies in this recipe, though you can always substitute other berries if you want a different taste. Fresh or frozen berries can be used, but my preference is for fresh. I think they taste better!

Single 8 oz. Serving

1/2 Banana (peeled)
1/2 cup Apple Juice
Approximately 3/4 cup Strawberries
6-8 tablespoons Yogurt (strawberry or some other berry flavor)

Double Serving

1 Banana (peeled)
1 cup Apple Juice
1 and 1/2 cup Strawberries
1/3 to 1/2 cup Yogurt (strawberry or some other berry flavor)

Instructions (trust me, these are simple)

  1. Add all of the ingredients into the blender. (This can be a challenge if the blender is small. I recommend the apple juice last as it fits between the berries).
  2. Blend it on a setting of puree or higher until all fruit chunks are broken down and the mixture is an even pinkish color (this might differ if you used colored yoghurt)
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


  • If you happen to have company over, this smoothie mixes well with a shot of rum.
  • If youíre making a breakfast smoothie and need a bit of a caffeine kick in the morning, try substituting green tea for the apple juice in the recipe. The resulting mixture is a touch more bitter, but still tasty.
  • For a light dessert, use chocolate yogurt and add milk or water instead of the apple juice.

As you can see, a smoothie is a delicious drink thatís easy to make. Now that youíve dealt with the healthy eating issue, the relaxation comes from the extra time youíll have in the mornings with your smoothie breakfast, and the time well spent in the evening as you enjoy the tastes of a beautiful spring.