One of the fastest, healthiest, and most filling snacks my daughter and I make is the 1-1-1 smoothie. We make it for breakfast, and for mid-morning or late-afternoon snack times. It’s so easy and delicious.
Here’s why it’s called a 1-1-1 smoothie: we use 1 cup of high-protein milk, 1 frozen banana, and 1 cup of fruit.
The reason this smoothie is filling is because we use high protein milk. We love the Fairlife brand of milk. High protein milk is cold-filtered and results in milk that is 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk. It’s also lactose-free.
In my post on New Year’s resolutions, I said that I’d publish a post on frozen fruit smoothies. Here it is! Because eating more fruit is one of my resolutions, fruit smoothies are an easy way to meet this goal.
This time of year in Canada it can be hard to get fresh fruit that tastes good and is reasonably priced. Of course, to keep your diet varied, you treat yourself to your favorite fruits from time to time. Mine are pineapples and mangoes.
But, if you don’t buy as many fruits in the winter, or you find yourself not finishing what you’ve bought, then consider the option of freezing leftover fruits and making smoothies. You can buy frozen fruits at the store but, by freezing unused fruits, I’m trying to accomplish another resolution, which is to waste less food.
Fresh Fruit to be Frozen in Glass Dish
Loosen Frozen Fruit with a Knife
Here’s what I do.
Any fresh fruit that hasn’t been eaten within a few days of being ripe gets cut up and put in a glass dish in the freezer overnight. I seem to have ripe bananas, pineapples, and strawberries left over the most. When I take the fruit out, I let it sit for a few minutes, then use a knife to loosen the fruit and store it in a freezer bag. Voila: unwasted fruit and fresh smoothie material!