Thursday, May 16, 2013

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This week we're getting a taste of some first-of-the-season strawberries from South Carolina.  If you can somehow restrain yourself from eating them all within the first 5 minutes of arriving home with your Crop Share, then why not kick-start a weekend morning with a refreshing and healthy strawberry banana smoothie!  The banana makes it creamy without having to rely on ice cream or frozen yogurt, and by using natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, you can skip the spoonful of sugar.  Plus, it's a great way to ingest your daily dose of local honey to help keep allergies at bay.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1 large ripe banana (for thicker and creamier, add another half a banana)
1 heaping cup of fresh strawberries
1 cup milk of your choice (I used lite vanilla soy)
1 tsp honey or maple syrup (use the local honey we have in store for an added allergy fighting boost)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 ice cubes

Place all ingredients into a blender, press the magic button, do the smoothie dance (admit it, you know you shake it in the kitchen), pour blended goodness into glasses and serve immediately.

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