Sometimes it’s a challenge to eat all your fruits in a day. Perhaps you miss all those luscious summer fruits that were once so abundant at the produce stand. Consider the next best thing — the frozen foods section of your supermarket!
It’s stocked with an array of colorful fruits — from berries to cherries to pineapples. Best of all, they’re available all year and perfect for whirling into a creamy lo-cal, tropical smoothie. Try one for a refreshing breakfast or a midday pick-me-up.
What’s In It…
1 banana, medium – fresh or frozen*
1/2 cup calcium-fortified orange juice
1/2 heaping cup of blueberries, frozen
1/2 cup pineapple chunks, frozen (about 12 pieces)
1-2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
How It’s Made…
1. Cut banana into 1″ slices:
2. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
3. Garnish with a mint leaf, a few blueberries, and some crushed oats (optional).
Makes 2 servings.
Karen’s Fit Tip: To make frozen bananas: Peel, wrap in waxed paper, seal in a plastic bag, then freeze. Slice just before using.
Also, be sure to keep the fiber-rich flaxseeds in your refrigerator or freezer. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are very sensitive to heat, light and air (oxygen). It they’re exposed to these elements for too long, they can become rancid.