How to Make Fruit Smoothies
Learn how to make fruit smoothies, and you'll always have the perfect summer snack solution. These snack/drink hybrids are delicious and refreshing, but the true triumph is in how waistline-friendly they are. Practically any fruit mixture you choose will provide healthy doses of Vitamin C and dietary fiber, not to mention the more specific benefits of individual fruits. Perhaps best of all, these little miracle drinks are super simple to make. When you know how to make fruit smoothies, you can spend the rest of the summer happily sipping away.

In this recipe, smoothies are power-packed with potassium from bananas and antioxidants from berries. The fat-free yogurt provides calcium and texture without weighing you down.

Transcript
Hey, everyone. I'm Judith with Recipe.com, and today, I'm gonna be showing you how to make Fruit Smoothies, a delicious, healthy breakfast drink. So what you're gonna need is 16 ounces of plain, non-fat yogurt. We have 2 ripe bananas here which we've sliced. We have 1 cup of mixed berries. We're using raspberries and blackberries, and we have 1 cup of sliced strawberries. Now, we have our blender right here and all we're gonna do is first of all, add our yogurt in there. Very quick and simple, and nice and healthy as well. We'll be adding our bananas in there, too. Make sure they're nice and ripe. And now, for the berries. Get in all those delicious, juicy strawberries and raspberries and blackberries, and now, we're just gonna blend away. So, that is blended all nicely, and that's ready to serve up. You can serve it over ice if you like, or just like that, a really nutritious breakfast drink. Perfect. Oh, delicious. So this is a really delicious way to start your day. That's how you make fruit smoothies. Well, thanks for watching everyone. For more great recipes and savings, go to Recipe.com.
What You'll Need
  • 2  8  ounce carton plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2   ripe small bananas
  • 1   cup sliced fresh strawberries or unsweetened frozen strawberries
  • 1   cup fresh mixed berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries, or unsweetened frozen mixed berries


Step By Step
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In a blender container, combine yogurt, bananas, and berries; cover and puree until nearly smooth. Makes 4 servings.


Once you've mastered this simple recipe for how to make fruit smoothies, your possibilities are practically limitless. Create classic combination like pineapple- peach or strawberry- banana, or experiment with other fruits to find new favorites. Remember that soft fruits will mix more easily. Wait for harder fruits like nectarines or peaches to ripen well before using them in a smoothie recipe (and be sure to remove the stone). Remove all seeds or peels from applicable fruits before processing them in your blender.
Learning how to make fruit smoothies is a fun--and delicious--project for the whole family. Your finished smoothies can make great individual summer snacks, or transfer the finished smoothie into a pitcher to enjoy with friends. Little garnishes like cut berries or even mint leaves can take a smoothie from cooling summer snack to pretty starter at a party or picnic. No matter how you choose to enjoy your smoothies this summer, you'll reap the benefits of healthy fruits and vital calcium with every sip.
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