We love making fruit smoothies, and this summer Emma is creating great concoctions on her own. We have two caveats: pure fruit (no milk, no ice cream, no yogurt) and no ice (frozen fruit always stands in for ice). On the rare occasion when we have juice in the house, we might add some to the blender…but just a little. (If a smoothie needs thinning we usually just squeeze an orange.) So, off we go to the Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings to load up on enough fresh strawberries, peaches and plums to last the week. Those are supplemented by bananas from the grocery store and our fave frozen fruit, the mix of mangos and berries, from TJs.
This smoothie, which was enough for Bruce and Emma for breakfast, contains about a pint of strawberries, a peach, a banana, a handful (or two) of frozen mango-berry mix, and a splash of pomegranate juice we just happened to have on hand because I made Braised Flanken with Pomegranate for a dinner party last Sunday. It was a great combo…but most are–frozen fresh-fruit smoothies are v. hard to screw up.