After coveting my sisters’ and a few girlfriends’ Ninjas, I said to myself, “Self, you deserve smoothies. Every day. Whenever you want them. You should be allowed to have them.” So off to BJ’s I went. I scored my Ninja Ultima for a slammin’ deal- on sale for $189! It came with horsepower. It came with a professional-looking pitcher. It came with not one, not two, but THREE individual cups. So each of us can have a different smoothie, if that’s what our hearts desire! This thing is super sexy.
So far, I can’t stop myself making the same smoothie over and over. It’s my copycat Jamba Juice Banana Berry smoothie. You know the one. Banana-y, blueberry-y, price-y. I love my homemade version for its freshness, cost effectiveness and for the fact that I don’t have to drive to get it (is there even a Jamba near Fayetteville?), but even better than that- Madeline loves it, too. And all it is is fruit, yogurt and a little bit of ice. Delicious and nutritious!
- 1/2 C frozen blueberries
- 4-5 frozen strawberries
- 4 ice cubes
- 1/2-1 ripe banana
- 1 C vanilla greek yogurt
- Combine all ingredients in blender, adding the yogurt last. Pulse until ice and frozen fruits have broken down, then blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!
Next, I’m going to start experimenting with adding chia seeds, spinach and oats to my smoothies! Just maybe not all at once…
Link me to some of your favorite smoothie recipes!