Summertime Pure Fruit Smoothie

Summertime is awesome in Southern California because we have access to plenty of amazingly fresh fruit! The downside is that I almost never finish it all before it spoils. This time I was prepared and froze the extra when it was most ripe. On the tail end of a heat wave I made an all-fruit smoothie with the strawberries, peaches and bananas that I had frozen, with the addition of store-bought frozen mango. This was devoured by my two- and four-year olds, and would work for any child who can have strawberries. The cold maybe problematic for young babies who aren’t used to frozen foods.

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Summertime Pure Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 large strawberries (halved)
  • ½ large banana, chopped
  • ½ peach, chopped
  • ½ cup mango (roughly 6 large 1” cubes)
  • ½ cup cold water

If you use frozen fruit, there’s no need to add ice. The mango comes through first then hints of banana. The strawberry gives it the tiny bit of tartness and the peach provides an undertone of floral notes. I like my smoothies thick, so add more liquid to your liking. Makes approximately two cups.

 

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About Becky Nimoy

Becky Nimoy is a Southern California native, residing in the small but lively Los Angeles port town of San Pedro, along with her high school sweetheart and husband, two baby boys (ages 2 years and 2 months), and their 3 cats. When she can manage it (having two boys is rough!), she loves to draw, bake, repaint the rooms and work in the garden. In her spare time she and the boys like to explore the many parks that San Pedro has to offer and hike on the horse trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. She is passionate about all things chocolate, eating organic as much as possible and using cloth diapers on her kids. She holds a B.S. in Art History from UCLA and a professional certificate in Interior Design through UCLA Extension. She freelances as an architectural draftsman and stationery designer.

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