“This fun recipe is a wonderful way to use up over-ripened bananas and to help my family get 5 daily servings of fruit and veggies,” says Pamela Klim from Bettendorf, Iowa. “It’s so quick, easy and filling—and my kids absolutely love it!”
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"I keep several bananas in the freezer so that I'm always ready to whip up this thick beverage for a quick breakfast or a tasty treat," relates Brenda Strohm, Omaha, Nebraska. "Frozen fruit gives it a great consistency...it's like drinking a berry milk shake!"
"With five active teenagers in the house, I often serve them this smoothie as a pick-me-up in the afternoon or as a quick breakfast on hectic mornings," writes Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. "Both my husband and I like it, too."
"My daughter and I had eaten a cold fruit soup while on vacation. When we got home, we tried to create our own version-and wound up with this smoothie," jots Jeri Clayton of Sandy, Utah. "Everyone enjoys it."
You can serve this thick, nutritious smoothie, flavored with bananas and raspberries, for breakfast or as a snack. And with only four ingredients, it's a breeze to prepare. "This light, refreshing beverage looks beautiful served in tall glasses," notes Susan Burkholder of Leola, Pennsylvania.
"The original recipe for this frosty drink is from our church cookbook," says Stephanie Gilmer of Anniston, Alabama. "I altered it by using different fruits and cutting the sugar in half. It's so refreshing!"
Whip up this creamy concoction as a refreshing and nutritious snack or a quick chilled breakfast. Because you can use frozen fruit, you don't have to wait until peaches are in season to enjoy this delicious smoothie. —Martha Polasek, Markham, Texas
For a colorful addition to any meal, I blend up a batch of these smoothies. Frozen raspberries and banana chunks give the refreshing beverages plenty of frosty fruit flavor.—Nicki Woods, Springfield, Missouri