Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Gifts are sometimes a funny gesture, whether meant to be or not. For instance, my valentine present from my mom was the infamous Snuggie. She had only bought it because I had made so much fun of the commercial and it was a nice giggle as we (my dad) paraded around the house roll playing in it (choir member, monk etc.)

Many years ago she bought me the Magic Bullet. When I ripped into the present and saw the Magic Bullet in front of me, I honestly did not know what to think. Three moves and four yard sales later this little device still has a spot on the kitchen shelf. I've used it to make cream of porcini soup, puree roasted vegetables to thicken my pot roast gravy and for the most part make smoothies. The following is my favorite smoothie. The strawberry-banana smoothie is simple, quick, sweet and frothy. And such a refresher.

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

2 servings
  • 2 c. strawberries, quartered
  • 1 banana
  • 1 c. milk (I used 2%, but usually use Very Vanilla Soy Milk)
  • 2 T. honey
  • 6 cubes ice
Put all ingredients in a blender (or in my case The Magic Bullet). Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy.