Wondering what to do with your aging bananas? Freeze them! Not able to finish all your strawberries? Freeze them. They make fabulous smoothies! I even buy ripe pineapples on sale. Cut them up and freeze them. You can make all kinds of things out of frozen fruit.
Hate stevia? I used to, but have learned by experimenting and found better ways to use it. I love it now. Because it’s 300 times sweeter than sugar, the key is adding a little, then tasting and making adjustments. Don’t use Stevia in the raw, it contains maltodextrin and is associated with MSG. Pyure organic stevia is one one of the only organic stevias out there. Ditch the so-called “natural” sweeteners and avoid the GMO pesticide ridden products.
Want to eat whole foods? Choose an organic full-fat Greek yogurt with no fillers. Unfortunately, the process used to reduce fat in milk products does not make them whole foods. Better yet, make your own! It’s easy and you can even use your oven. Just make sure you use a yogurt (not Greek) with live cultures as your starter.
Strawberry/Banana/Pineapple Smoothie (no sugar added)
- 1 cup organic full-fat Greek yogurt (or make your own)
- 1/2 vial full Sweet Leaf stevia drops with vanilla
- 1 banana, cut in half and frozen
- 6 strawberries, frozen
- 5 chunks pineapple, frozen
- 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice (Don’t cheat. Packaged and frozen orange juices claim to be all natural, but contain high fructose.)
Add all ingredients (in the order of the ingredients) into the blender. Blend and serve,
Makes 2 large glasses of smoothies.