Strawberry Smoothies are great for an after-school snack. You can make smoothies using other kinds of fruit, as well. See the ideas in “Additional Info” below.
For a Peach Smoothie, replace the strawberries and orange juice with 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peach chunks and 1 cup apple juice. Add 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon before you blend everything together.
For a Pineapple Smoothie, replace the strawberries and orange juice with 1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks and 1 cup pineapple juice.
For a Purple Cow, replace the strawberries and orange juice with 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries and 1 cup purple grape juice.
Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma. Adapted from Williams-Sonoma “Fun Food”, by Stephanie Rosenbaum (Simon & Schuster, 2006).
- 6 fresh or frozen strawberries
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup plain, vanilla or berry yogurt
- 1 TRIM THE BERRIES: Before you start, be sure an adult is nearby to help. Using a paring knife, cut a thick slice from the top of each strawberry to remove the stem. (If you are using frozen strawberries, you can skip this step.)
- 2 BLEND IT ALL TOGETHER: Put the strawberries, ice cubes, orange juice, banana and yogurt into a blender. Cover the blender with the lid and hold down the lid while you blend. Blend on high speed until the mixture is frothy and there are no big chunks of fruit or ice, 30 to 40 seconds.
- 3 Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses. Serve immediately.
- 4 Serves 2.