Smoothie – Connor Cooks

Connor Forbes
Connor Forbes
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The perfect smoothie is thick and packed with fruit flavor!


By Connor Forbes

My family has been obsessed with smoothies recently. It’s a great way to pack in a ton of fruits into a snack and all the health benefits that come with that. And an excellent source of happiness. My wife likes to sneak some greens into her smoothies, adding in spinach or peas. But I’m more of a traditionalist. Whatever that means. I like straight up fruit. With fruit juice. Or even a sorbet if I’m feeling a little crazy. 

We freeze fruit that is getting old and maybe not as exciting to eat fresh. Strawberries not looking perfect? Wash them, cut off the top, put them in a freezer bag and throw them in the freezer. Banana looking pretty brown? Peel that baby and throw it in the freezer. You get the idea. For the mango you can do the same. Or you can buy it from the store. Frozen Strawberries are also an easy store fine. An unfrozen banana will work if you don’t have any in the freezer. 

Without further ado, let’s make a smoothie!


  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries

To Make

Place everything in a blender and blend on high until everything is totally blended and smooth. 

Note: You can substitute fruit and fruit juicing at your pleasure. And if the smoothy is not blending add a little bit more juice slowly, or push down the side with a spatula, taking care not to lend the spatula. 

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The perfect smoothie is thick and packed with fruit flavor!

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