We've had smoothies for breakfast the last couple of days. They are so easy to make. I'd post a photo, but they're in our tummies right now.... So you'll just have to imagine a smoothie in your mind as you read the recipe!
Frozen fruit (including a frozen banana, if you have one)
100% fruit juice (such as grape, apple, etc.)
Milled flax seed
Very finely chopped or ground nuts
Put some frozen fruit in your blender (not more than 2/3 full.) Add a generous amount of plain yogurt (to taste.) Add any optional ingredients. Add enough fruit juice so that it's nearly covering the ingredients. Blend, adding more juice if necessary.
I have used all sorts of different types of fruit for this. I like buying frozen mixed fruit or frozen mixed berries. I've even frozen extra watermelon and used that--it was delicious! (With the high water content of watermelon, add some denser fruits in.) The banana helps with texture and helps hold it all together. It's not a must, but my husband definitely prefers smoothies when I throw in a banana. If I have some bananas about to go bad, I like throwing them in a bag in the freezer and using them for smoothies.
If you have leftovers, you can freeze as Popsicles. Or freeze it in a cup and partially thaw in the microwave before eating or drinking. If you thaw it just a bit, you can scoop it out with an ice cream scoop and eat it as a yummy, healthy sorbet.
I like this recipe because it doesn't have ice in it (frozen fruit thickens it enough), and it has no artificial sugar (not necessary with all the fruit and juice.) It's natural, and every member of my family likes it. That makes it a winner in my book.