recipe: Take a break from holiday cooking and cool down with a Red, White & Blue Smoothie
Peggy Lampman | Contributor
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Happy Memorial Day! Today I set aside my gripes with the government, concerns about how tax dollars are spent, yada, yada, yada... and remember (with gratitude and a cookout!) the people who died serving our country. These men and women gave me the freedom, well, to complain - something I try not to take for granted.
Join me as I take a break from cooking and cleaning celebrating Memorial Day with these refreshing, healthy coolers.
Time to freeze bananas: 2 hours
Active Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 smoothies
6 large strawberries, hulled and washed, plus strawberries for garnish, if desired
1 ripe banana, frozen
1 1/2 cups blueberries, washed, plus blueberries for garnish, if desired
1 cup plain yogurt (Greek strained yogurt, such as Fage), plus dollops of yogurt for garnish, if desired
1/2 cup your favorite fruit juice (I used pomegranate)
In a blender, puree strawberries, banana and blueberries. Add yogurt and juice and blend until well combined. Garnish with fruit and yogurt, if desired, and serve.