I have tried a lot of smoothie recipes. I have also been experimenting with freezing them and then thawing them and making sure they still taste good. I don't like the smoothies with yogurt in them when they are frozen quite as much. Now this recipe is not really super sweet although it does taste good and the recipe can be based on what fruit you have on hand, but you should always try to include oranges because they are juicy and will make the smoothies taste sweet.
First gather your supplies - food processor (unless you have a Vitamix or some other high powered blender), blender, freezer containers (Ball makes a good one), cutting board and a good knife. I saw this idea on Life as a Mom.
My husband actually taught me this. We have a blender that can serve as a mini food processor so he takes the fruit and veggies and chops them really fine in the processor and then puts them in the blender. It works really well so that your smoothie is smooth and not chunky. Try to use organic when you can!
Here is my recipe:
2 organic apples, chopped
2 cups of organic baby carrots
1 cup of organic spinach
1 1/2 bananas (it was all I had in my freezer)
1 cup of peaches, frozen
1 cup of pears with their juice (I had these frozen from last fall)
2 Tbsp. of honey (optional)
As I stated above, the chunkier fruit like apples you would put into the food processor and then put into the blender with everything else. Then just process this in the blender for about 45 seconds until everything is smooth. You can add some juice or water if you like it thinner. Pour into the freezer containers - leave a little head space for them to expand when they freeze. Take them out of the freezer and let them thaw on the counter or put them in your lunch.
This makes approximately 9 8-ounce smoothies.