A Skinnier Smoothie

Sophie is a smoothie junkie.  Like a tractor beam, a smoothie on a coffeeshop menu will draw her attention, and she will focus all her efforts on obtaining it.  It may work if she is with Ian, and heaven help us if the two of them are anywhere near a Jamba Juice.  It kills me to spend $5.00 on a sugar-laden version of a potentially healthy snack. 

Why not make your own?  I used to use orange juice but have recently abandoned it in favor of unsweetened almond milk for an even lower sugar beverage.  Bananas are a great anchor for a  smoothie, they thicken it and make it creamy without taking over the flavor profile. 

2 bananas

6 strawberries

1 cup blue berries

2 kiwi

1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (you could use soy or dairy too)

Put all in blender with 2 scoops ice and blend

You can use any combination of fruits; a great way to use up some ripe fruit all at once. Way cheaper and healthier than Jamba Juice.  This smoothie will make your butt look smaller.