I'm always confused when I see someone on TV putting ice into a "smoothy." It just doesn't make sense to me. Here's how I make my smooties:
•one ripe banana
•one cup of orange juice with pulp
•one cup of plain, non-fat yogurt
•several frozen strawberries (or a mixture of frozen berries)
•one scoop of Fruitein protein powder (which you should be able to find at a health store, if you're lucky enough to have one close by)
•sweetener, optional (to taste)
Mix everything in a blender until the frozen fruit is completely blended.
Since the berries are frozen, you don't need to water down the smoothie with ice. See?!
I blend everything but the Fruitein and sweetener first, then add it while the blender is on.
You may not need any sweetener since it's already sweet, but I like to add one packet of artificial sweetener.
I like to eat dry Shredded Wheat & Bran while I'm drinking my smoothie.