Strawberry & Red Bell Pepper Smoothie

My second recipe, a strawberry and red bell pepper smoothie, came out today in my Hungry Husky column of the Daily Campus!

Sometimes it’s hard to get that three to five servings of vegetables in for the day, so I decided to get one serving in with a smoothie!

This strawberry and red bell pepper smoothie is a great pick-me-up in the afternoon that will provide you energy and leave you feeling full. It will even provide you with one serving of vegetables while also tasting delicious.

1/3 cup of frozen red bell peppers and 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries ready to be blended into a delicious smoothie!

The strawberries are a perfect balance to the bell peppers and the smoothie has a nice texture. It also ends up being a very visually appealing smoothie when the red strawberries are combined with the red bell peppers.

Serves: 1
Preparation/Cooking Time: 5 minutes

1/2 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries (about five whole strawberries)
1/3 cup of fresh or frozen red bell peppers (about 1/4 of a whole bell pepper)
1/2 cup of water

Put all ingredients in blender and blend for about two minutes on high. Pour into glass and serve!

Note: For better texture and a more frozen smoothie, I like to use frozen strawberries and red bell peppers. I buy the strawberries and bell peppers fresh, then cut and freeze them the night before. If you would prefer to use fresh strawberries and red bell peppers, then you can substitute ice instead of water to get that nice frozen texture in your smoothie.