Yield: 1 to 2 servings.

1 frozen banana, cut in chunks
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup apple or orange juice

If both the banana and strawberries are frozen, you’ll get a thicker smoothie.

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until thick and creamy. Serve immediately.

Variations: Instead of strawberries, substitute peeled peaches, nectarines, mango, papaya, or pineapple, cut in chunks. Use cranberry or pineapple juice as the liquid. For natural sweetness and a flavor boost, add 2 or 3 large pitted dates.