Tropical Fat Smoothie

I think the hardest part about making up these smoothies is coming up with names for them all!  I can’t imagine making a book with over 400 blends!!  Here’s what you get today.

Tropical Fat Smoothie

1 cup frozen strawberries (thawed just a tad.)

1/2 avocado

1 kiwi

2 bananas

1 cup milk (I used 2%.)

Everything blended really well in this one.  I always start with my liquid so I can measure it in the blender.  This cuts back on the dishes I have to do.  Today, that was milk.  Add the rest and blend.  I started with only 1 banana but the smoothie wasn’t quite sweet enough.  I threw another one in and it helped a lot.  I think both kids liked this one.

*There is a legend that strawberries were named in the nineteenth-century by English children who picked the fruit, strung them on grass straws and sold them as “Straws of berries”.  Another theory is the name was derived from the nineteenth-century practice (and still today, although most farms use raised beds, enclosed in plastic) of placing straw around the growing berry plants to protect the ripening fruit. But the most widely held view is that the name Strawberry was derived from the berries that are “strewn” about on the plants, and the name “strewn berry” eventually morphed into “Strawberry.”

*http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberryfacts.htm

*The Aztec word for avocado was ahuacatl, which means “testicle tree”.

*http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-facts-about-avocados.html

*Kiwifruit can help improve the function of your immune system.

*http://www.zespri.com/zespri-health/fabulous-facts.html

*Eating a banana can cheer you up!  Bananas are the only fruit to contain amino acid, tryptophan plus Vitamin B-6, which together help the body produce serotonin – the natural chemical which alleviates mental depression.  (It’s also found in Prozac.)

*http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/09/15-facts-you-probably-didnt-know-about-bananas/

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