Oof. You guys! I’ve missed you. I’ve missed talking about food and life and being generally silly because this is my blog and nobody can stop me. I’ve missed eating itself, actually. For the two weeks I was in the hospital, I was either in so much pain or so nauseous that I could barely eat anything at all. After being home for about two days, I finally got my appetite back, and it was the best thing ever. Thank you, Kraft Mac & Cheese.
One of my very sweet neighbors brought over a big bag of fruit to wish me well. Bless her, she had no idea I’m a ridiculously picky eater, and I don’t actually like fruit. Luckily, my offspring is not cursed with such an affliction, so she couldn’t wait to turn the strawberries and bananas into smoothies. We picked up a single serve blender for $20 at Ross, and started mixing.
We went back and forth about what to put in it. I refused to spend thirty bucks on protein powder, and she doesn’t like yogurt, so in the end, we went with nothin’ but fruit. It’s like, pure or something. One whole frozen banana, three or four strawberries, and just enough apple juice to make everything flow, and boom, you’ve got a pretty pink, totally healthy smoothie ready to sip.
It’s been waaaay too hot to even eat lately, let alone cook, so this strawberry banana smoothie is the perfect solution. The frozen banana keeps everything chilled out and you don’t feel gross and tired when you’re finished. There’s gotta be all kinds of vitamins in there. Genius.
Grab some fruit. Put it in a blender. Spin it up. It’s summer.
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
- 3-4 strawberries, stem removed and cut into quarters
- 1/2 cup 100% apple juice
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a tall glass and enjoy.