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Cherry Bery Smoothie, originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

A smoothie is a blended beverage usually made with fruit and juices. The typical smoothie is a combination of Orange Juice, Strawberries and a Banana. This Cherry-Berry Smoothie was made using a package of VIP Cherry-Berry Smoothie mix but you could easily create your own with frozen furit , a banana and Orange Juice.

The directions below is a for a basic smootie using yogurt. YOu will need a blender or some way to make it. I used one of those blender wands in a pictcher.

Ingredients

1 small banana, peeled, cut up, and frozen
1/4 cup fresh or frozen assorted berries (such as raspberries, blackberries, and/or strawberries)
1 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons vanilla low-fat yogurt

* Fresh berries (optional)

Directions

In a blender container combine the frozen banana pieces, desired fresh or frozen berries, orange juice, and yogurt. Cover and blend until smooth. To serve, pour into glasses. If desired, garnish with fresh mint and additional berries.

Makes 2 (8-ounce) servings.

Tip: Keep frozen bananas on hand by placing peeled, cut-up, ripe bananas in a freezer container or plastic bag. Use the frozen banana pieces right from the freezer for this fruity shake.