A basic recipe which you can customize to include your favorite fruits and yogurt.
If you plan to add rolled oats to your smoothie, pulse them for 10 seconds prior to adding the fresh fruit.
In a high-powered blender, combine the ingredients in the following order: fresh fruit chunks, frozen fruit pulp, yogurt, and liquid, followed by any of the optional stir-ins.
Cover the blender and blend the ingredients for 30 seconds.
Stop the blender and scrape down the sides. If the fruit and yogurt smoothie feels too thick, add another 1/2 cup of the liquid.
Cover the blender and blend once more, this time for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until smooth and fluid.
Pour the fruit and yogurt smoothies into smoothie glasses and sip through smoothie straws.
Leftover smoothie may be refrigerated for 24 hours.
*See post for frozen fruit suggestions. whole strawberries or peach slices should be thawed for 10 minutes prior to blending.