Eating plenty of fruits during the summer is ridiculously easy. The bins at the markets are overflowing with technicolor options, everything is bursting with ripeness, and the prices are as good as they’ll ever be. Fast forward to late fall, and it’s a different scene altogether. Aside from apples, the only fruits we’re seeing are either sad and shriveled-looking, or in decent shape but wildly expensive.
A few days ago we bought some oranges that turned out to be just pathetic—tough, way too pithy, and barely juicy at all. Ugh. We’re not about to stop eating fruit until next spring rolls around, but we’re also not willing to subject ourselves to stuff that tastes about as good as the plastic fruit our grandma used to keep on her dining room table.
Our solution? Smoothies! No, we’re not claiming to have invented them, but we are going through a nice rediscovery period, and we couldn’t help but share it with you. Our latest favorite is a blueberry-banana version, and it couldn’t be easier. Here’s what you need:
- about 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
- one banana
- a couple of big spoonfuls of Greek yogurt
- a couple of splashes of milk
- a dab of honey
Blend it all together until it’s nice and smooth—about 30 seconds or so—and voila!
You get a nice dose of fruit, plus the added bonus of a little calcium and protein, thanks to the milk and yogurt. And the best part is that the frozen blueberries make the drink nice and cold, so you don’t have to blend in any ice (we’re not fans of overly icy smoothies they serve at lots of the chain smoothie shops—all filler, no substance).
Now that we’re on a smoothie kick, we can’t wait to experiment with more flavors. Stay tuned for results!