The trick to satisfying dairy-free smoothies is to forgo ice in favor of frozen fruit. This delivers maximum flavor and helps keep the smoothie from tasting more like a slushie. A mix of fresh and frozen fruit works fine, depending on what you have on hand; using at least 50 percent frozen fruit, I find, works best. When you have bananas that are about to get overripe, peel them and put them in a zippered plastic bag in your freezer--you can use them for your smoothies. They may get brown, but their flavor won't be affected. Ground flaxseed is an optional, but nutritious addition.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 2 bananas, fresh or frozen
- 2 c hulled strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1-2 c orange juice
- juice of one lime
- 1 T honey
- 1 T ground flaxseed (optional)
In a blender, combine bananas, strawberries, 1 c orange juice, lime juice, honey, and flaxseed. Blend, adding additional orange juice a little at a time if necessary until the smoothie is thick but pourable. Serve immediately. Makes two large smoothies.