Fruit Smoothies are the perfect way to cool off in the summer! This recipe, or formula, is easy to adapt so you can create your own flavors!
Fruit Smoothies- Easy, Healthy and Satisfying
I don’t know about you, but Summertime at my house means spending as little time indoors as possible. I love feeling that Vitamin D. ?
Along with being outside in the hot sun comes some serious thirst and hunger. Fruit Smoothies are the way to go. They are ice cold, refreshing, and gets a serving of fruit into your kiddos!
That is what I call a win, win, win. (Any Office fans out there? Conflict Resolution is one of my fav episodes!)
Ps. pour the smoothie into popsicle molds and you’ve got yourself a nice ice pop that you can grab and go!
The Perfect Fruit Smoothie Formula
Fruit Smoothies are something that I am (probably too) familiar with. Summer and Fruit Smoothies really are just meant for each other.. Soulmates. ?
Anyway, I have tried a lot of different ‘recipes’, made up my own, and over the years I think I have perfected the formula for the PERFECT smoothie.
This formula is just a basic ratio of the three components that make up the smoothie. Yes, only three components! This really couldn’t be any easier!
The 3 components are as follows: 1 part liquid, 1 part yogurt, and 2-3 parts frozen fruit. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of different combinations possible with the formula.
First let’s talk about the liquid component. Juice, lemonade, soda pop, are a few that I have used. I usually use some type of juice, the Peach Mango V8 Splash has been a favorite lately.
For the yogurt, I honestly just use what I have on hand most of the time. Peach, strawberry, vanilla.. all have been really good! You can substitute frozen sherbet in place of the yogurt if wanted, I tend to stick with the yogurt though.
Frozen fruit can be bought at the store in the freezer isle or you can freeze your own fruit! Because there is no ice (aka not watered down at all!) the fruit must be frozen or else you’ll just end up with a drink, not a thick smoothie. There are a lot of different combination packages of frozen fruit, I tend to like the one with strawberries, peaches, pineapple and mango the best.
As an example of a smoothie I make often this is what I did for the pictures in this post. I used 1 cup of White Cranberry Peach juice, 1 cup of peach yogurt and 2 1/2 cups of frozen fruit (mixed strawberries and peaches) to make a strawberry peach smoothie.
Tips for the Perfect Smoothie
- Use a good blender. There is nothing worse than a chunky smoothie. Now, that’s just an oxymoron! I have a Blendtec blender and it is worth every penny. Love the thing!
- For the best taste, use a similar flavor of juice to frozen fruit. For example, Frozen pineapple and a grape juice probably wouldn’t taste very well together.
- You are in charge of the thickness!! Start with adding 2 cups of frozen fruit and if you’d like it a bit thicker, add in a little more fruit and blend again.
- Freeze any leftovers in popsicle molds!!
Fruit Smoothie Formula
- 1 cup liquid
- 1 cup yogurt
- 2-3 cups frozen fruit
Add the liquid, yogurt and 2 cups of the frozen fruit to a blender.
- Blend until smooth. If you desire a thicker smoothie, add the additional cup of frozen fruit.
- Keep any leftovers in the freezer. If eating from frozen, let it sit on the counter for 30 minutes prior to eating.