There are so many different combinations out there. From to pumpkin and peanut butter to kale and kiwi you can pretty much stick anything in your smoothie these days and it wouldn't be weird. Some are even geared towards weight loss or acne or menstrual cramps! There's seriously a billion different kinds to choose from. I prefer to keep it simple and classic with traditional ingredients.
How do I cheat? With frozen fruit. What? I didn't promise that my big smoothie secret was groundbreaking. I just can't be bothered to buy a ton of various (and expensive) fresh fruit to wash and cut up. Not to mention making sure I use it all up before it goes bad. I skip the headache and head straight to the freezer aisle.
One of these bags lasts me for about a week's worth of smoothies. If I'm feeling fancy, I'll throw in a banana in there as well. It's so easy and the frozenness makes the smoothie nice and cold as well. Frozen fruits can actually have more nutritional value than fresh fruit. Because they are picked when ripe and frozen immediately, they retain most of their nutrients whereas fresh fruit are picked way before they have a chance to fully develop and are expected to ripen during transport. I read that some fresh fruit can be in transportation and storage anywhere between 3 days and 12 months!
Back to smoothies. I am loving mixed berries or a tropical blend. They are so good for an early summer morning or a pre-bed snack. And I don't feel even a little guilty indulging!
Linking up with Courtney, Jamie, Jamie, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Whitney for their Foodie for a Year series.