The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

Food

September 19, 2012

Wonderful Fruit Smoothies

TARBORO — I love fruit smoothies. I don't know why I don't have them more often. When I do, I totally love them. They taste as good as any dessert and if made correctly, are very good for you. Find your favorite and give it a try. If you have good one, send it my way either by email or Facebook. If you have a ninja (like a mini food processor except 10 times better!) you can make a smoothie in no time at all.

The first is a lo-cal strawberry banana. It's easy and uses a sugar substitute, so it's healthy.

The second is a bit more decadent. It's banana caramel! I love caramel, so I use a little more than the recipe calls for.

Recipe three uses watermelon. We have watermelon coming in from the garden and I have about run out of uses for it. So, this is a special treat! It has lettuce in it! That changes the texture a little but you don't really taste the lettuce. It's just a great way to get a veggie in your kids!

The next is a kiwi mango layered smoothie. It's very pretty but it takes just a bit more time because you do the mango mixture first, pour it up and then you have to rinse the blender and do the kiwi portion. But, if you want a beautiful and tasty drink, it's worth the small bit of extra effort.

The next smoothie is a knock off of an almond joy. It's exactly the same but very close. But, yes you could change some of the ingredients and actually use almond joy candy bars!

I was saving my favorite for last. The banana split smoothie. I love these! I also love the banana split blizzards and thought this would be a healthy substitute. I was right. It's really good!

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