A very nice summer smoothie. Drink strawberry watermelon
smoothie with or without cayenne pepper.
Put all ingredients in blender and mix. If you like your smoothie thicker, you can add a few ice cubes. The cayenne pepper gives the smoothie a little pzazz. This makes 3 eight oz. servings.
If some want cayenne and some do not, simply stir up to 1/4 t. of cayenne into each individual serving of smoothie--more cayenne if you like.
Why add cayenne pepper to your diet?
Chia or flaxseeds keep well in sturdy plastic containers with snug lids. Flaxseed needs to be kept in the refrigerator.
When there isn't so much fresh fruit, frozen will do very well. Just read the labels and taste it before you blend. Choose a good brand name that you trust. I like Schwann frozen fruit, but many stores carry delicious frozen fruit.
You can almost always find good apples at a whole food store or the grocery store.
You could also add a little cayenne pepper to this smoothie if you like. Cherries and cayenne are good together.
3/4 C frozen blueberries
3/4 C frozen mixed berries
1 C frozen sweet cherries (Schwann cherries are sweet and delicious)
1 peeled orange
1 honeycrisp apple, washed well and cut into pieces
1 ripe banana
2/3 C water (more or less as desired)
1 T flax seeds (optional)
1 T chia seeds (optional)
Put orange in blender first. It is juicy and will add liquid to help blend other ingredients. Add remaining ingredients. Blend to the consistency you like. I did not add the seeds in the beginning. Ella doesn't want seeds in her smoothie, although she has them when she doesn't know :). After her drink was poured, I added the seeds and blended again.