Wikipedia: “Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain.”
I LOVE everything about the 4th of July! First and foremost, to celebrate our patriotism to our country. Secondly, I am nuts about red, white, and blue. Third, I love to throw 4th of July parties! And, lastly, I love fireworks!! What’s not to love???
I’ll be doing another 4th of July post soon, but in the meantime, as I’m finishing up my decorating, I think I’ll take some time out to enjoy a little fresh Strawberry Smoothie!!
I know that a recipe is certainly not needed for making a smoothie, but I wanted to share a tip with you………….FREEZE THE FRUIT! That’s right. Anytime I have any fruit that is a little too ripe, I put it into zip lock freezer baggies and stick it in the freezer. I love never wasting fruit. I even freeze leftover fruit salad. You name it, I’ll freeze it. Frozen fruit (especially bananas) make a smoothie extra creamy!!
I have to admit that I love my Vitamix Blender, but it’s certainly not essential to making a good smoothie. However, if you ever want a really, really, good blender, this is it. I can blend frozen fruit in seconds!
Depending on what fresh fruit I have on hand, I’ll make my smoothie using both fresh and frozen fruit.
It’s currently berry season around here, and I had some delicious fresh strawberries.
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4th of July and a Strawberry Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- Add all ingredients to blender and blender on high speed until well mixed. If smoothie is too thick, add a little more coconut water.