Best Smoothie Ever

I contemplated whether to title this post “60 Second Smoothie” or “Best Smoothie Ever” as both would be entirely true.  I picked the latter when I remembered how my friend (who originally shared this concoction with me) sold it: “This is the best smoothie you’ll ever have.”  Done.  I’ve tweaked it a bit over time to make it my own, but the basic components still remain: A banana, frozen fruit, milk.  As someone who consumed way too much yogurt as a kid, I simply can’t stand it in my smoothies and I’m not a fan of blended ice.  Jump-start your day with this super fast and absolutely delicious variation and I promise you’ll make it a part of your daily morning routine.

1 medium banana
1 handful of frozen strawberries
1 handful of mixed frozen berries (I use blueberries, blackberries and raspberries)
1 handful baby spinach (I promise you CAN NOT taste this in your smoothie and it adds a natural Vitamin B boost)
3/4 cup milk (or milk substitute)

Peel the banana and break it up into small pieces.  Combine ingredients in blender (I use the Magic Bullet and swear by it).  Blend until no solids are left and the mixture is a smooth, frothy consistency.  Apply sip rim and drink from blender cup (if you’re using a Magic Bullet) or pour into a 16oz. glass and garnish with fruit.  Serves one.

This is an impressionable alternative to juice if you have house guests and it is simple enough to make for multiple people.  I like the taste of the berries, but frozen peaches, mango and pomegranate make very tasty alternatives!

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6 thoughts on “Best Smoothie Ever

  1. I just love the pictures..it is almost like I am there right with you! I would never have thought it hide veggies in a smoothie..what a great way to get that into your meals!!! I am heading to Nino’s today to get my ingredients and give it a try..I bet my kids would really like it to! Thanks for the great tips! :-) Keep ’em coming!

  2. Thanks, Kristin! There’s a guy in my office who incorporates everything from carrots to sprouts to spinach in his smoothies twice a day… and has always sworn that you can’t taste a thing. I decided to give the spinach a try and have been hooked ever since :-)

  3. How’s the Magic Bullet’s durability? I ask because I’ve dropped my Hamilton Beach single serve container (not the blender) twice now and had to replace it each time. And it doesn’t handle peanut butter very well.

    Smoothie looks good!

    • It holds up really, really well! I’ve had it probably two years now and it’s definitely been dropped and run through the dishwasher more times than I can count. I believe it actually comes with 3 or 4 serving containers as well and I haven’t had a problem with any of them. With regards to peanut butter, it definitely does blend, it might just take stopping it and giving it a shake or two before starting it back up… which will happen happen sometimes when you fill it up too much ;-)

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