Happy Monday guys! Well, I say “happy”, I’m writing this post from bed while I’m off work sick. The lurgy has well and truly gotten a hold of me. This autumn strawberry and banana smoothie would definitely warm me up and make me feel better though. In fact, I might get out of bed and make myself one up now!
I was having a real craving for a smoothie and the only fruit I had in my freezer was strawberries. I also had some quickly over ripening bananas. As yummy as a classic strawberry and banana smoothie is, it was a bit too summery for my over enthusiastic autumn mood. So I autumned this sucker up!
I added fresh ginger and cinnamon for that warming autumn taste, plus some black pepper as it compliments the strawberry really nicely. I honestly could not get enough of this smoothie, if I could marry a smoothie it would definitely be this one! But seriously, be prepared for lots of Mmm’s and Yummmmm’s when you try this, you’ll be surprised by how yummy it is with every sip!
October is Lupus Awareness Month. I am trying to raise awareness and funds with my giveaway, you can enter it and get more details in this post
Today’s Lupus fact is (click photo for more info):
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 15 Frozen Strawberries
- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup cream or milk (any milk is good)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth
- Pour in a glass and serve
- You could use fresh bananas and strawberries, but you'd probably want to add ice.