The key to this smoothie is using super-ripe fruit to elevate the flavors. I always stock up on fruit when it looks and smells good. Then if I don’t eat it all, I freeze it for smoothies like this. Also, don’t skip the nut butter: it adds flavor and makes the smoothie satiating. I like making mine super thick (hence the frozen banana and lack of liquid), so I can eat it with a spoon. It reminds me of ice cream that way and makes a great summer mid-day meal or snack.
Anytime Fruit Smoothie
1 frozen banana
½ medium mango or pear, or both!
1 ½ tbsp almond or cashew butter
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp cinnamon
1 c ice
Optional: 1/3 c fresh or frozen berries, ½ c leafy greens
Toppings: diced fruit, nuts/seeds, coconut, almond butter, healthy granola (I like Purely Elizabeth), cinnamon