Smoothie – My Favorite Summer Drink

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

When trying to think of a summer drink, I didn’t know what I was going to select only because I am not an alcohol drinker and I am rather boring when it comes to drinking something other than water or a diet coke.  There is only one drink that is my go-to drink and that’s a Strawberry Banana smoothie.  I know, it’s not exactly earth-shattering or something super cool that gets the girls talking.  Nope it just a boring old smoothie.   It does have a back story though.  I first fell in love with the strawberry banana smoothie because when my husband and I went to Disney World one year they had this perfect smoothie that we got from Downtown Disney.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie We would get it every year and every year I’d try to perfect it or find some place close to home that made it.  For a while there Mrs. Fields was it.  Then Dunkin Donuts topped it, but then they stopped selling it.  They just brought them back and I have yet to taste them because their machine wasn’t working…yeah, introduce a smoothie and then make sure your machines are functioning….makes sense right?  Anyway, I struggled with finding the perfect one and then I created this one and it’s now become my go-to recipe.   It will never be the same as Disney World, but knowing it’s all fresh or frozen fruits, I know it’s at least healthy.

 

So how do I make it?  It requires four simple ingredients; strawberries, banana, pineapple and skim milk.  That’s it.  Nothing more, nothing less…just four things.

 

Strawberry Smoothie

 

I start with about 10 frozen strawberries, one full ripe banana and three chunks of pineapple.  All the fruits I use for my smoothies are fresh and/or frozen.

 

Smoothie With Milk

 

I also usually pour a full cup of skim milk, but maybe only use about 1/2 a cup.  Depends how thick or thin I want it.  And then, I use my handy dandy Vita-Mix to smoothie it all up!

 

Smoothie in Vita-Mix

 

Add everything together and blend….

 

Finished Smoothie

 

And wha-la…a fresh strawberry banana smoothie!  Top it with some whipped cream and add a straw and you’ve just made the best summer drink.  Well, it’s the best in my book!

 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

 

 

What is your favorite summer drink recipe?  Share a link or comment below!  I’d love to expand my horizons this summer.  Perhaps you have another delightfully fruity one to share.

 

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