Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies

We love the summer for the abundance of fresh fruit! So many varieties to try each week at great in-season prices. On the flip side, the extremely hot temperatures in Texas can make the summer a bit less than enjoyable, and many of our favorite fruit treats involve using the oven.

We’ve solved that problem by making fresh fruit smoothies –to beat the heat and enjoy our favorite summer fruits. Even better, they are so simple to make, even toddlers can help. Most toddlers love to help Mama “cook” and adding ingredients to the blender and pushing the buttons are a perfect way to make their own drinks. My own children were always so proud to serve their own milkshakes to Daddy! They are also a great way to get an extra serving of fruit into the daily rotation, who doesn’t like a yummy, healthy drink?

Our Favorite No-Fail Recipe:
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 medium banana
1 cup crushed raspberries (or about 1.5 cups whole raspberries)
Milk if needed

Pour yogurt into the blender.
Peel banana & break into several pieces. Add to yogurt & puree till smooth.
Add berries & puree again.
If the mixture seems to thick, add milk slowly & continue to puree.
Serve immediately, garnished with a few extra berries.

We also love this with strawberries or blackberries, it all depends what is in season and available at the time. To read more about our food adventures check out  www.bentolunch.blogspot.com and our family at www.nouveausoccermom.blogspot.com.

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  • http://www.21stcenturyhousewife.com April@The 21st Century Housewife

    Those fruit smoothies look absolutely delicious, and are definitely a great way to get kids started with 'cooking' from a very early age.

  • Anonymous

    This is looking delicious Summer Fruit recipe

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14583996787641143024 shopannies

    ooh so good I just recently had homemade icecream with blackberries that was so good YUM!!!bet this would be great with blackberries as well I am going to have to try it

  • http://abundanceonadime.blogspot.com Karen @ Abundance on a Dime

    For a special treat, I love to use coconut milk instead of yogurt when making berry smoothies. It's delicious! Makes great popsicles too, if you freeze it.