In summer, I drink a lot of smoothies. They almost always have banana in them because, to my mind, a banana is the best smoothing fruit of all time. You freeze it and Vita-Mix it, and you get that nice thick richness that almost — almost — makes you feel like it’s ice cream.
Today, I had some of our very own strawberries, and I put them together. When it was gone, I made another one. That’s how good it was. Simplest thing ever, and so very good.
1 banana, frozen in pieces
5 small or medium strawberries, hulled (this can also be frozen; mine wasn’t)
1 ice cube
1/3 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (I use Trader Joe’s plain goat yogurt, and I recommend it)
Enough milk to make it the consistency you like (about half a cup, for me)
Sweetness to taste (If you’re using vanilla yogurt, you may not want any added sweetener. If you’re using plain, maybe a tablespoon, maybe less, of sugar or maple syrup or Splenda.)
Put everything in a blender, and blend until it’s completely smooth.