I love smoothies. It makes me feel all healthy or something. I don't know. But there's something refreshing about drinking frozen fruit. And lately, I can't get enough.
Last week I made blueberry-banana. Today, strawberry-banana. So yum.
There's not really a recipe for it (although I swear I saw it on Martha years ago, but I can't find it now). It's all rough estimates. Just change it to suit your taste.
To the blender* add:
1 1/2 - 2 frozen bananas
1 1/2 - 2 cups frozen blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.
3 large spoonfuls of cottage cheese
1 1/2 - 2 cups juice (apple, etc.) to get the blender moving, adding more if necessary
a few squeezes of your favorite local honey
Add all ingredients, making sure the juice makes its way down to the blades. Blend until smooth. (I usually add the honey after it's all blended.)
*You don't need a smoothie maker to make them. I have a smoothie maker, but forgot I had one and used my regular old blender. It's a lot easier to clean. Trust me. No gunky spout.
Also, the bananas I used were seriously overripe and were headed to the trash. (I didn't want to bother with making banana bread that day.) I removed the peel, cut them into thirds, and stuck them in a freezer bag. I have a few more bananas today heading to the freezer.
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Running update: I have been continuing to run 3 - 3 1/2 miles every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Even though I was sick last week. On Saturday nights I have my "long run." I ran my first six-miler this past Saturday. This morning during my morning run, my leg started to hurt a bit. It hurt worse after my run, so I promptly started on the meds my doctor gave me in August when I hurt my knee. It doesn't feel so bad now. I don't have time to be injured now. I've committed to three 5Ks this spring.