Strawberry Blonde Smoothie
When I woke up this morning, there was frost on the windows. Since the daylight savings change, the temperature drop by morning is even more noticeable. And this morning, I needed a little something more to pry my freezing buns out of bed. I needed a little taste of SUMMER.
So I hopped up, ran downstairs to the (also) freezing kitchen, and threw together this little number. Some frozen fruit, a squeeze of fresh lemon and my secret ingredient: apple cider. Yum!
I promptly grabbed a cute straw (of course), rinsed out the blender, and ran my buns right back upstairs and into bed, enjoying my granola-topped smoothie while watching New Girl on Netflix.
It was a good morning.
I think its only fair to share my little ray of sun in this damp, dark fall...I promise it'll turn that frown upside down-
and give you a mega blast of vitamin C, while you're at it.
The recipe serves one but can be easily doubled. Let's eat!
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
10 ounces apple cider (unpasteurized if possible)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
-flax (ground, seeds, or oil)
or top with a little bit of granola!
Blend all ingredients together in a high-speed blender until creamy.
If your fruit isn't frozen, add a few ice cubes and a little extra apple cider to the mix to make it creamy.
Sip it through a straw or eat it in a bowl.