Fruit Smoothie

Fruit SmoothieAs promised in the video for the Hot Lime Cup, here is my quick recipe for a morning Fruit Smoothie. It’s very simple to make and doesn’t take much time at all. What I love best about it is that it provides a quick dose of nutrition and energy without taking the body’s focus away from detoxifying.

I’ve read in several sources that the body wants to focus on detoxification from about 4 am through noon. The problem is that as soon as you consume food, the body focuses on digesting that food… ahead of  all other activities. Fruit and fresh fruit juice are the only exceptions to this, because they are almost completely processed by the time they reach the stomach. So by starting my day with fruit, I’m letting my body do what it wants to do, yet still getting some breakfast.

Check out the video, then read the instructions below.


1 banana
1 cup strawberries – more or less to taste
1/2 cup blueberries – or more to taste
1/2 to 1 cup apple juice
honey – to taste
cinnamon – optional


measuring cups (if you use them)
glass or cup


Slice the banana into smaller pieces and place in blender.

Cut tops off strawberries and cut into halves or quarters, depending on size, and place in blender.

Put blueberries in blender.

If you’re like me, you’ll eyeball the amount of strawberries and blueberries. But feel free to measure if you prefer.

The honey is optional, but I like to put just a bit in there. Several doctors have told me its really good for a quick energy boost.

Likewise, the cinnamon is optional, but I put a healthy pinch in there because it has several health benefits, at least three of which are important to me. (Lowers cholesterol, regulates blood sugar, reduces arthritis pain… just so you know.)

Once you have all the ingredients in the blender, place the top securely on. I prefer to hold the top down with my hand, just to make certain I don’t accidentally paint the kitchen with fruit. But that’s just me. Now, using the highest speed you have (I call this speed “massacre”), blend until smooth and all pieces of banana and strawberry are pureed. Because all the fruits are soft, you should be able to achieve lump-free and a creamy shake-like consistency.

Pour into glass or cup and enjoy!

Feel free to adjust this recipe to your own taste. If you do, I’d love to hear about your changes in the comments below.

Have fun, and remember to…

Play with your food!


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About Lane

Lane Baldwin is a an internationally-acclaimed singer, songwriter, author and food lover. He wasn't trained in France, and he doesn't have his own TV show. He just loves to cook, and loves sharing what he's learned over the years. In his "real life," Lane has toured the world, bringing his special brand of Blues-infused Americana to millions of fans. At home he leads a quiet life filled with good books, good food and good friends.