Sunday, August 12, 2007

Fresh Berry Smoothie

Pick up just about any magazine these days (especially during the summer) and you will find a recipe for a fruit or berry smoothie. The recipes are quite similar - take your blender, a couple of ice cubes, some yogurt, a shot or two of milk, a couple of handful of fresh or frozen fruit - and there you have it breakfast (or which ever meal), in a glass. As a nutrition specialist called it - Goodness on the Go. Full of calcium and protein from the milk and yogurt, and depending upon the fruits you use - antioxidants, potassium and fiber, you may also get almost your whole day's serving of vitamin C - and kids love them too -

Using frozen berries makes your smoothie even slushier - which for me, the slushier the better - I've been freezing our blueberries as soon as my DH brings them in from the patch - I just pour them into a dated freezer bag and pop them in the freezer - that way, next winter I can just open the bag and pour a few out for the recipe I am making, and I don't have to worry about them getting pushed to the back of the fridge and getting "lost"(if you know what I mean). As long as the berries are free from debris, don't even wash them - the water will freeze and make them stick together and I don't think they don't last as long either.

MIXED BERRY SMOOTHIE - One serving
1 - 6 oz. container low fat raspberry yogurt (you can use any flavor you like)
1/2 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
One or two ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. You may have to add a little more milk (or use some orange juice) if it isn't blending up easily. Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately - Enjoy!

1 comment:

Benjamin Fuzz said...

i just got a new blender--sold my old vitamix--and am getting ready for smoothies! yum yum yum