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.
For a nutritious dose of omega-3 essential fatty acids, toss in a spoonful of fiber-rich flaxseed. (Note: Be sure to keep your flaxseeds in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent rancidity.)
Print your shopping list – Blueberry Blast Smoothie
1. Cut into 1″ slices:
- 1 banana, medium – fresh or frozen*
*To make frozen bananas: Peel, wrap in waxed paper, seal in a plastic bag, then freeze. Slice just before using
2. Combine in a blender until smooth:
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 heaping cup of blueberries, frozen
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, frozen (about 12 pieces)
- sliced banana
- Optional: 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
Makes 2 servings.