I don’t get it.
I mean, aren’t those things you actually want to enjoy alone- a bowl of ice cream, vs putting it in a smoothie? And juice- don’t get me started….but both children and adults should have 4-6oz a day OR less (like none), so why put it in a smoothie?
All that being said, I may or may not find myself in a Jamba Juice from time to time. And my favorite smoothie is the Banana Berry- it’s so dang good. But it also has the j-word [juice] in it and who knows what else. All the “knock off” recipes available online called for everything from juice to frozen yogurt to nectars to elixirs (okay, not really on the elixirs).
1 medium banana, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, reduced sugar if desired
1/2 cup milk of choice (cow’s, almond, soy, etc.)
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder, if desired
1.) Place all ingredients into blender and blend in high until smooth and desired consistency is achieved.
2.) For added nutrition, consider adding 1-3 tsp of flax, chia or hemp seeds!
*Depending on moisture content of fruit (fresh vs frozen), additional milk may be needed. Start with 1/2 cup and increase from there- it’s always easier to “thin” down a smoothie than it is to “thicken” up.*