It's time for the June Crazy Cooking Challenge. This challenge is being sponsored by Tina from Mom's Crazy Kitchen. The June challenge was to find a smoothie recipe, make it, and put a post on your blog about it.
Normally when I am getting ready for one of these cooking challenges I will head over to Pinterest to find a recipe. But this time I knew exactly where I was going to find the recipe for this challenge. Mary at Barefeet In The Kitchen has so many smoothie recipes; you will have a hard time to choose which one you will want to try. They all look so wonderfully yummy. You could probably be said that she is the queen of smoothies.
I chose the strawberry blueberry banana smoothie because I knew that it would be something that Mike would try. Mary has several that include things like spinach and kale which I know I would have enjoyed, but not so sure with Mike. Also I liked the fact that this did not have any ice in it, not sure why but I don't think ice and smoothies should go together. I guess I am afraid that it will taste watered down. I love that this smoothie used frozen fruit instead.
We loved this smoothie, it was thick, and great combination of fruit. We used honey to help with adding a little sweetness to the smoothie. You can use as much or as little of the honey to go along with your taste and also the sweetness of the fruit. So you end up with a great tasting smoothie and also a healthy treat.
Please check out Mary's blog at Barefeet In The Kitchen you will be amazed at all the wonderful recipes that she has on her blog. Also thanks Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking for sponsoring this cooking challenge again for the month Of June.
Strawberry Blueberry Banana Smoothie (Barefeet In The Kitchen)
2 cups of milk (whole or 2 % works well)
2 frozen bananas, ripe and sweet
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
8-10 frozen strawberries
1- 2 tablespoons honey, adjust to your taste
Layer it all into the blender in the above order and then turn on blender. Pour into glasses when it reaches the consistency that you like.
This will make approximately (3) 12-16 ounce servings.
Note: With fruit smoothies, the sweetness of the frozen fruits will have a direct impact on the flavor of the smoothies. The same combination of ingredients that tasted perfect one day, might need and extra boost of sweetener another day. Play with the ingredients to find the perfect smoothie combination for your tastes.