One of the things I hate the most about summer is that fruit doesn’t last much past the day you purchase it, especially bananas. Ugh. It seems like as soon as I put a bunch of green bananas into the fruit bowl and blink they’ve turned black and smelly. Luckily I caught the bunch earlier this week, as they were sneaking into their metamorphosis, just before they entered the inedible phase, and I stripped them down and tossed them into the freezer. That’ll fix you – you rotten bananas!
As I was doing this I mentioned to Louisa that we could use them for an after camp smoothie, to which she returned a grunt, meaning “I’ll let you know, Woman, what I’m having for an after camp snack. You don’t need to tell me what I want.” Ahem, sorry.
Still, I’m persistent, and I really didn’t relish the idea of my freezer becoming jammed with almost rotten bananas over the next eight weeks of summer. So after picking her up I asked whether she’d like that smoothie now. But, Louisa had her own ideas and informed me that she would have that smoothie for her dinner, instead. Since that was the night of the guilty lamb chops, I quickly agreed to the plan. When it was time for the princess’ my daughter’s dinner, I whipped up that banana strawberry smoothie, and she was happy. No eye rolls were spotted until much later that night.
- 1 frozen banana
- 5 large fresh strawberries
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup of milk, plus extra if desired
- Place and pour all ingredients into blender and pulse until smooth. Add additional milk to adjust consistency to taste.
- This wasn't a super sweet smoothie because there was no added sugar, but it was sweet enough for Louisa, thanks to the sweetness of the fruit.