Just what we need for a winter refresh!
This is Super Bowl weekend, also known as Endless Food weekend!!!! (literally billions of chicken wings will be consumed.) To balance all the fats and sugars, we’ve got a healthy treat coming your way. Just grab some frozen berries, and 4 minutes of thawing, measuring, and blending later, you’ll have yourself something to be proud of that tastes delish! My Ninja blends the fruit in no time. I using it constantly!
Fun fact: I have unashamedly enjoyed smoothies as breakfast, lunch beverage, and after-supper snack at one time or another. 😉
I used frozen strawberries because fresh strawberries are not all that tasty in February. The frozen berries keep their flavor and juice. The orange adds a nice kick to the smoothie; it doesn’t overtake the berry flavor, it just accents it with some citrus tang. I add milk for liquid, which makes it a little creamier than water, and I add sugar for MORE FLAVOR! No fear, it’s only 1 tablespoon, and it makes a big difference! Feel free to add some greens or other berries to this to switch things up. I don’t think I’ve ever made the same smoothie twice!
Take a sip of this lovely, good-for-you smoothie. Or a spoonful. Because Smoothie Bowls! 😍 (and because everything’s better with toppings)
Enjoy this healthy treat! It’s divine.
Tangy Strawberry Smoothies
Yields: 2 servings
- 2 cups frozen strawberries*
- 2 tablespoons orange juice, or 1/2 freshly squeezed orange
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- Thaw frozen berries in the microwave on a paper towel-covered plate for 30 seconds or until soft.
- In a blender**, blend the strawberries until smooth. Add orange juice, milk, and sugar, blending until well combined. Adjust sugars to taste.
*Other types of frozen berries also work well.
**I use a Ninja.