Is your fruit starting to get mushy in the refrigerator, and are you worried it’ll go bad before consumption? Or, as much as you know you should deep down inside, do you just not want to eat fruit because – heck – it’s summer?
These questions were nagging at me last week as I stared at my strawberries, and was in a jam when it dawned on me – no, I wasn’t going to make marmalade with the strawberries sitting in the fridge – I was going to make a smoothie!
Makes 5 cups
10 medium-sized strawberries
1 cup of other fruit/berries, optional (chopped nectarine, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.)
2 cups greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
½ cup of water
Place your strawberries and any other fruit of your choice, in a blender. Carefully add the greek yogurt and pour in the water with the fruit. Blend the fruit, yogurt and water until the consistency looks smoothie-like for about two minutes. Although I prefer blending the ingredients until there aren’t any pieces of fruit left, it’s entirely up to you how you want the consistency of your drink to be. After blending everything together, add the honey and stir the smoothie for another 30 seconds.
Taste the smoothie to make sure it’s sweet enough, and if not, add honey in increments of a half tablespoon to your liking. Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve immediately, or cool the smoothie for 10 minutes in your refrigerator.
This quick and easy smoothie recipe is healthy, not to mention absolutely delicious, and will leave you berry satisfied and nourished for the rest of the afternoon. Happy summer!
Avanti Mehrotra is the assistant blog editor. Contact Avanti Mehrotra at [email protected].