So I decided to start freezing our bananas before they go bad. Once they begin to brown and it looks like nobody will be eating them, I’ll just peel them and throw them in a freezer bag. Same with strawberries. A few month ago I bought a ton of strawberries. I had some grand plans for them, but life happened and I got busy so I decided to freeze them before they went bad. The result" Perfect ingredients on hand for endless smoothies! When the fruit is frozen, there’s no need for ice either! I had a mango on hand and some cranberry juice and decided, “Why not"”
Enter the Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie. The result was delicious. Tangy, rich, with a hint of sweetness. I did add a bit of agave and a little bit of chia seeds, which I do add to most of my smoothies, but depending on your tastes you can skip one or both of those. Also, if you don’t have frozen fruit on hand, just add about 6 ice cubes. I leave the tops on my strawberries when I add them to smoothies. I also add things like spinach and kale to my smoothies (not this one) but if that grosses you out you can also cut the tops off your strawberries before freezing and/or before adding to the smoothie. This smoothie is very thick and cold, but you can add more liquid if you like yours a little runnier.
Don’t be afraid to make it your own!
Mango Strawberry Banana Smoothie Ingredients:
1 frozen banana
8 frozen strawberries
6 oz cranberry juice*
1-2 teaspoons agave nectar*
1/2 teaspoon chia seeds*
fresh strawberries, for garnish
Pulse 2 or 3 times before blending on low, and slowly increasing the speed until the liquid is smooth.
PrintMango Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutesTotal Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 servingsServing Size: One 6 oz glass
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