Man, I love fruit! I can’t get enough of it and my daughter is the same way. I love making smoothies too. However, by the time you buy all the supplies, it costs you a small fortune! Well, I am not one to break the bank on a drink. I’m going to show you how to buy fruit for less and make this beauty for a fraction of the cost! Plus, I’m going to show you how to drink your frugal smoothie in style with Eco at Heart Stainless Steel Drinking Straws.
1. The first thing is to be flexible. For example, when you go to the grocery store, if they have oranges on quick sale, for goodness sake, BUY THOSE! But if they don’t, use orange juice or a concentrated can of oj that’s on sale! See?!?! Flexible.
2. Stock up on frozen fruit from the dollar store. Oh yes, Every time I hit the dollar store, I buy a bag or two to keep in our chest freezer. It always comes in handy.
3. Buy the cheapest bagged spinach and freeze what you don’t use. I do this all the time. No waste!
4. Overripe bananas are your best friend. Cheaper and still just as good.
On to the smoothie!
Incredible Hulk Smoothie
2 ripe bananas
2 oranges (or 1.5 cups orange juice, but omit the water and sugar)
1 ripe, soft mango, cubed or 2 cups frozen chunks
2 cups spinach
1 cup water
sugar or sweetener to taste
1 cup ice
Add your ingredients to a blender and let it do it’s magic!
Not only is this smoothie delicious, it’s packed with all kinds of good stuff. I hope you enjoy…in style! Here’s how:
I just discovered these awesome new stainless steel drinking straws from Eco at Heart. They are washable, reusable and right up my alley. They have a little straw cleaner included in the set and they even come with a FREE ebook on green energy! I never have to buy straws again. Perfect for smoothie-making! You will love them! 🙂
Plus, they are having a giveaway on Instagram now through October 2nd! If you share a photo with their logo and the hashtag, #ecoatheart, you will be entered to win a set of your own Eco At Heart Stainless Steel Straws (they have 25 sets to give away) or two of the photos with the most likes will receive a $50 amazon gift card! Here is a link with more info.
Here’s how to buy your own set. Follow them on:
If you enter, post a link below so we can ‘like’ your photo! Here’s mine: http://instagram.com/p/tapyNKufsa/?modal=true
Don’t have Instagram or want another way to win? Well, you are in luck since I have a set to giveaway right here!
Happy Smoothie Day!
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