Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Pineapple/Banana Smoothie

Our family tries to make healthy choices when it comes to our diet.

We believe that we should take care of  the body

that God has fearfully and wonderfully made.

 Most every day begins with fresh fruit.

It's best to eat fruit to ease the body back into

the digestion cycle. This is why the first meal of

the day is called breakfast.

When we have good fruit combinations for smoothies,

we make those for a treat. I try to serve these about once

 a week. Usually on Friday morning as our schedule

for that day is a little more relaxed. We like to take the time to sit

down together and share about our week( Jeff is off on Fridays).

And as we consider our plans for the weekend,

  we sip the goodness that the LORD

has given to us.

The fruits we typically put together are:






Smoothies are very easy to make and much better for you

than juice. Ours are made from fresh fruits which are a whole food.

This just means they haven't been processed by the

 hand of man with artificial

colorings, flavorings or preservatives.

The recipe for Fresh Fruit Smoothies
is as follows:

(We prefer adding ingredients in this order.
They blend more easily.)

In your blender:

   1 C. ice cubes
                       1 and 3/4 C. vanilla yogurt
 1/4 C. honey
                 2 and 1/2 C. fresh fruit
    2 ripe bananas
                1 and 1/2 C. ice cubes

Blend until smooth.

We hope you will try these delicious smoothies.
They are very easy and take only
about 10 minutes to prepare.
You probably have ideas for your own
fruit combinations.
Have fun experimenting!

We also enjoy them frozen in popsicle containers.
You can also pour the mixture into 3oz. paper cups,
cover tops with foil and poke popsicle
sticks through the foil and freeze.

These make refreshing, tasty, healthy treats
on a hot summer day!

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