Notes: This recipe came from Cerrithwen Genetti of Cazadero, California. To freeze fruit pieces, set them slightly apart on a baking sheet. Put in the freezer until firm, 1 to 2 hours. To store longer, transfer frozen fruit to a freezer container. Or buy individually quick-frozen fruit pieces or berries by the bag, pour out the amount of fruit you need, then seal bag and store in the freezer.
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1 3/4 cups frozen banana chunks (cut into 1-in. pieces)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen peach slices
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
How to Make It
In a blender, whirl 1 1/2 cups apple juice, 1 3/4 cups frozen banana chunks (cut into 1-in. pieces), 1 cup frozen strawberries, and 1 cup frozen peach slices until smoothly puréed. Add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional) to taste. Pour into glasses to serve.