By Jodee Weiland
Sometimes when I feel the urge to have something sweet, I turn to a smoothie. I do this because a smoothie made with fruit and other nutritional ingredients can satisfy my craving and still be healthy for me. It’s times like this that I find myself putting together something like my Delicious Strawberry Apple Smoothie with Ginger.
Fresh fruits are always a healthy addition to any smoothie. I will sometimes wash and freeze fresh fruit for a smoothie I want to make. That’s what I did here with some fresh strawberries. That gives texture to my recipe without adding ice because my frozen strawberries become my ice in a way. Then I will usually add a fresh apple along with fruit juice to the mixture giving it even more texture. That along with grated ginger makes this smoothie a refreshing, tasty, and naturally sweet treat without any added sugar or honey. This particular smoothie is dairy free as well.
Delicious Strawberry Apple Smoothie with Ginger
1 cup fresh strawberries frozen
1 medium Granny Smith apple cored
1/2 cup unsweetened pure black cherry juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
This recipe makes one smoothie. Put the above ingredients into a blender. Blend the mixture together until smooth. When done, pour into a glass and serve.
My Delicious Strawberry Apple Smoothie with Ginger has 264 calories, 8 grams of fiber, and is rich in vitamins and other healthy nutrients. Because there is no dairy, it is fat free. For me, this is a perfect smoothie for a snack or as a refresher before or after working out. I love a good smoothie and with the warmer weather approaching soon, a cool refreshing smoothie will be even more appreciated by most of us. So give this a try, and enjoy!