I can’t remember Smoothie King’s recipe exactly. It’s been a good 10+ years since I worked there, but here’s my rendition. There’s no angel food cake in the smoothie. It should probably be renamed Strawberry Banana Smoothie, but that would be boring. Ample ice and a little water is necessary for the proper smoothie consistency. And if your smoothie burps a bubble at the end of the blend, you’ll know it’s perfect.
- To your high-powered blender or Vitamix, add in all ingredients in the order listed, beginning with water and ending with ice (water, fruit, powders, ice).
- Begin blending on low speed for about 30 seconds to bring ice to the bottom of the blender to begin crushing. Slowly turn speed up to high and blend for about a minute or more. You shouldn’t be able to hear ice crushing and the smoothie should have a swirl pattern at the top, coming together and dipping in the middle.
- Turn machine off. Smoothie should burp (or a bubble should pop). Sometimes it takes a stern rock of the blender container for this to happen. If your smoothie to too bubbly, add a bit more ice. If your smoothie is too thick, add a bit more water. Note, consistency will vary a bit based on the size of the fruit and ice cubes as well as the power of the blender.
Here’s a couple add-in ideas:
• Under the weather? Break open an echinacea tablet into your smoothie as you add the other powders.
• In need of extra folic acid? Add in a tablespoon of wheat germ.
• Protein lover? Add in a tablespoon of plain protein. Note, this will change the texture of the smoothie. Protein yields a fluffier, more airy smoothie.