There is nothing like enjoying a freshly made smoothie using ingredients that you grew or harvest yourself. This Strawberry Banana Smoothie incorporates strawberries harvest by my own hands.
Recently my daughter and I picked 5 pounds of strawberries at The Market at Delaware Valley College in Bucks County. I talk about the “Market” a lot. It is our go-to-market. I make a milk run every week! We have picked strawberries for the past three years at the same strawberry patch and have never been disappointed. Fresh picked strawberries are so much sweeter than the strawberries available in supermarkets.
June is the big month for strawberries here in Pennsylvania. We have a very small window to enjoy freshly picked strawberries. This is why we picked so many! My daughter had a great time helping find “good” berries.
We were “treasure” hunters seeking the perfect fruit. I have tried to grow my own strawberries, but my plants do not compare to the plants on the farm. I wish my strawberry patched look like this.
Bree was very excited each time she found a perfect berry.
I loved to smell the fresh berries as we picked them.
Bree insisted on carrying the strawberries back to be weighed and paid for. I had no idea we picked 5 pounds. Thank goodness they were $1.99/lb!
We have a lot of strawberries that need to be used quickly. So, what do we do with them? Bree eats a lot of cut strawberries herself. I have attempted homemade strawberry fruit roll-ups in the past, but they did not turn out so well. I think I ended up with fruit paper instead of fruit roll-ups.
I freeze about half of the strawberries so we can enjoy them for the next few months in our favorite smoothies. My favorite smoothie is a Strawberry Banana Smoothie. I do make my share of green smoothies, but sometimes I just want a simple fruit smoothie. Banana is always the prime ingredient and then I vary the berries. We do
We do have strawberries all year. If not freshly picked we have organic from the grocery store. My husband eats a big bowl of bananas and strawberries every morning. Sometimes he beats me to them and I have to make another flavor smoothie!
- ½ cup No Sugar Added Coconut Milk
- 1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- Place milk and yogurt into a blender then add fruit.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.