VEGirl’s Fruit smoothies…yummy

Fruit smoothies are a wonderful way to start the day. Now, I used to never be a huge smoothie person… I had this idea in my head that fruit was too expensive (turns out it depends on the fruit), but Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s ‘vegetarian food for thought podcast’ changed that. And I now eat LOTS of vegetables and fruits. Smoothies are great in the summer, when you want a cold, fruity breakfast without spoiling your lunch. ANYWHO, I only have one recipe right now, because I used what was on hand at the time, but more recipes to follow! You should feel free to develop your own fruitylicious smoothies. Just keep in mind that you can use any kind of milk (not from animals, of course!), and that I looooove banana and use a lot of it, so feel free to cut down on the banana content. Also remember to leave the skin on the apple, so it’s in the smoothie, because the skin contains most of the good nutrients on an apple, like potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

Apple and banana smoothie

serves 2

2 large bananas
1 large apple
pineapple (as much or little as you like)
2 Tablespoon or so of ground flaxseeds (for all the good ‘stuff’ in their, like alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which can be made into omega three fatty acids in the body)
almond milk (enough to achieve the desired consistency. You can even cut some of the almond milk with water)
4-6 ice cubes (to make the smoothie cold)

Instructions:
Cut all fruit into bite size pieces. Place all ingredients in blender. Liquefy. Grind in ice cubes. pour into glasses and serve. Enjoy!

-VEGirl


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