The Key to the Perfect Smoothie is???…

I don’t know about you, but I love my smoothies to be the texture of a milkshake–creamy, smooth, a little stiff, and the furthest thing from liquidy.  If I can (almost) eat my smoothie with a spoon, I know it is the perfect consistency.  Add in a tasty combination of fruit, veggies, yogurt, and a touch of milk or juice, and one is set up for magic on your tastebuds.

The key to perfection:  BANANA.

No smoothie is complete without a banana.  It is the tie that binds, so to speak.  The banana combines all of the other ingredients together and provides the creaminess that I love so much.

I don’t love bananas to begin with, nor am I typically looking for banana flavor in my smoothie, but for me, a smoothie isn’t a smoothie without one.  Trust me.

Some favorite smoothie combinations of mine are as follows:  (I try to use frozen fruit as often as possible because it also functions as ice.)

  • banana, chocolate protein powder, 1 Via (Starbucks instant coffee), almond milk, ice
  • spinach, pineapple, kiwi, banana, ice and water or juice
  • peach, raspberry, banana, vanilla yogurt, milk
  • mixed berries, peach, banana; blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry Greek yogurt, juice (guava is my favorite choice)
  • spinach, mint, banana, mixed berries, peach, pineapple, Greek yogurt, milk or juice

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