Healthy alternative to a milkshake - Berry Banana Smoothie
Healthy alternative to a milkshake – Berry Banana Smoothie

As the temperatures reached close to 80 degrees yesterday, I have to admit, a cool milkshake sounded refreshing – minus all of the fattening calories of course! It has been a long and drawn out winter here in Ohio, and it was nice to see the local ice cream shops beginning to open their doors for the first crowds of the year. Summer must be around the corner – oh wait – it is only supposed to reach 50 degrees today!  Gotta love Ohio weather! So, instead of the not-so-healthy milkshake – how about a refreshing smoothie filled with fresh fruit!

With fresh berries coming into season soon, it will be a perfect time to freeze those extras that you aren’t quite ready to use before they go bad.   Just wash, core, cut and freeze.  Whenever you are ready for that milkshake — take a few minutes to make this delicious smoothie instead.  Not only is it refreshing – but a great healthy choice snack!

Berry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Spring is a perfect time to freeze fresh berries for use later in the summer!
Spring is a perfect time to freeze fresh berries for use later in the summer!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup frozen berries

1 cup natural orange juice (or pomegranate juice)

1 individual size (6-8oz) yogurt

1 banana

Ice – amount based on preference

Place all ingredients into a blender and add ice for a cool refreshing treat!
Place all ingredients into a blender and add ice for a cool refreshing treat!

INSTRUCTIONS:

First place berries in a blender.  Then add orange juice, yogurt (I typically use vanilla or berry flavors), and a sliced banana.  Pulse until well blended.  Add ice as desired until desired consistency is reached.

Enjoy!!!

Mary and Jim

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Berry Banana Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup frozen berries
  2. 1 cup natural orange juice (or pomegranate juice
  3. 1 individual size (6-8oz) yogurt
  4. 1 banana
  5. Ice - amount based on preference
Instructions
  1. First place berries in a blender.
  2. Then add orange juice, yogurt (I typically use vanilla or berry flavors), and a sliced banana.
  3. Pulse until well blended.
  4. Add ice as desired until desired consistency is reached.
Notes
  1. Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms
Old World Garden Farms http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/

5 thoughts on “Berry Banana Smoothie Recipe- Quick, Easy And Healthy Alternative To A Milkshake

  • October 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm
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    Do you blend the seeds for a smoothie?

  • August 5, 2013 at 11:41 am
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    Love this one. It’s very simple, yet delicious!

  • April 19, 2013 at 10:20 pm
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    Add a handful of fresh organic spinach – the color may be a little funky but you cannot taste the spinach, only the fruit, and the smoothie is filled with so many important nutrients!

  • April 19, 2013 at 9:13 am
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    Throw in a tablespoon or two of ground flax seed for loads of added benefits, fiber, omega 3, etc. I use Hodgson’s added to anything and everything. All natural, plus a little added nutty flavor.

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