When mid-Summer heat reaches its sultry peak, you want your food (and drinks!) ice-cold and supersimple. Luckily, this almost ridiculously easy smoothie recipe is the epitome of both. It takes, oh, about two minutes to make, and the ingredient list is supershort — just four ingredients, plus a little sweetener if you want it.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice and a couple handfuls of perfectly ripe strawberries combine to make a tart, juicy smoothie that's reminiscent of its sweet/sour counterpart, strawberry lemonade.
Frozen banana and milk make it creamy and give it heft — plus, the banana adds enough sweetness that you really don't need anything more. But if your strawberries are on the tart side or you prefer a sweeter smoothie, then just add a bit of simple syrup, honey, or another sweetener of your choice. And to make it vegan, swap the cow's milk for coconut, almond, or soy versions.
For the easy smoothie recipe, keep reading.