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Smoothie Challenge

April 16, 2011

Filed Under : EAT - RECIPES

strawberry-banana smoothie

When I was in Palm Springs, we brunched at The Parker Hotel one day.  I don’t have much to say about the Parker besides the fact that they dislike poor, non-hotel guests (aka me), but I will give credit where credit is due: they make unbelievably delicious smoothies.  When the waitress at Norma’s rattled off the ingredients of their daily smoothie, I didn’t think it would be anything special.  But it was so good and refreshing.  Like so, so good.  Here are said ingredients:

  • strawberry
  • banana
  • nonfat yogurt
  • apple juice
  • honey

I wrote the ingredients down in my phone and took it as a challenge to replicate at home.  I’ve tried making it twice now and though it doesn’t quite match up to the Parker’s, the combination is fresh, sweet, and so very tasty.  Here’s what I used, though I’ll most likely switch it up again until I find the perfect balance:

  • 1 banana
  • 10-15 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • lots o’ ice

strawberry-banana smoothie

strawberry-banana smoothie