Tip for this White Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie:Freeze strawberries and sliced bananas beforehand to keep your smoothie cold without ice!
There has always been a deep love in my soul for strawberries. I don’t know where it came from or why I picked that particular fruit, but when I think of fruit or I think of my childhood and fruit together, strawberries are the first to pop up in my mind. I remember going strawberry picking once with the youth pastors wife, I remember by mom buying cartons of strawberries from the grocery store, an over abundance of strawberry milkshakes/smoothies and the memories of getting piles of strawberries on my banana splits from the ice cream shop, so I guess I do have quite a few memories that involve strawberries.
I use to enjoy strawberries year round. I found myself loving them in the summer and throughout the winter months but then something happened when I got older. When I started to teach myself to cook and to really taste food instead of just shoveling it down my throat, I found out that my taste buds didn’t really care for strawberries that were out of season. The strawberries I had in the summer were ripe, bright red, sweet and juicy but the strawberries I was getting from the grocery store in the winter were lifeless and bitter. Two things happened here, I was thrilled that I had started to train my taste buds to pick up on stuff like this and really pay attention to my food, I was also bummed because this meant that strawberries were going to be limited to the spring and summer months….