When I was a kid, we made milkshakes, not smoothies. Heck, no one even HAD yogurt back then and orange juice was either for breakfast or for an orange julius at the mall.
When the kids ask Dean to make a smoothie, they get yogurt and orange juice.......but when they ask ME to make one....this is what they get:
and this is how I make it:
2 cups whole frozen strawberries, NO SUGAR (I buy WallyWorld brand in the giant bag)
1 and 1/2 cups skim milk (use whatever type, we just drink skim since I'm lactose intolerant)
1/8 cup sugar
2 ripe bananas
4 scoops vanilla ice cream (I buy the cheap brand and save it just for smoothies since we make so many)
put ingredients in a blender in the order listed....the strawberries act as the ice and need to be first in the blender.
use the ice crusher on the blender first and then hit the blender on low, then high.
It will make a large full blender....just enough for a bunch of boys playing basketball, or when someone gets their braces tightened, or has a fever, or for any other reason you can think of!