berry banana smoothie time!
Nothing screams summer better than a fruit smoothie! They are a great vehicle for nutrition. All you need is a good blender, a little imagination and some quality ingredients to make a fantastic smoothie. Here is one you are sure to love!
1 frozen sliced banana
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 large orange)
1 cup hulled strawberries
1 cup blackberries
1 3/4 cups fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
In a large blender, place all the ingredients listed above. Blend on low for 10 seconds and increase to high speed for 10 more seconds until a thick, shake-like consistency is reached.
Consume immediately or place in the fridge for later use. This smoothie will keep one day in the fridge. You may also freeze and thaw if you wish.
by Chef Ricardo Costa
Personal Chef and Host