I've been doing smoothies most mornings and when I don't, I make coffee. I don't like to spend a lot of time making smoothies, so I've evolved a quick and dirty method that works fine. Ingredients: 1 banana (banana gives texture and thickness with a flavor that mixes well) 0.5 to 1 cup of some other type of fruit or mixture of fruit (Another Banana, Peach, Pear, Mango, Blue Berries, Strawberries, Papaya, Raw Cranberries, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, etc.) 1.5 cups of half and half or (plain or vanilla yogurt) 1 cup of apple or grape juice Options: Protein Powder or Psyllium Fiber Powder as needed or desired Nutrella or Chocolate Syrup Ice Cubes Procedure: 1) Cut up and/or toss fruit into blender 2) Pour in Half and Half /Yogurt and apple or grape juice 3) Blend at high speed for a half minute, then at low speed for a half minute 4) Pour into glass or cup and consume Smoothie Ice Bars: Instead of half and half or yogurt, use heavy whipping cream. Instead of pouring into glasses or cups to consume, pour into popsickle molds and freeze before consuming as fruit smoothie bar treats.