Enter smoothies. Smoothies are blended drinks consisting of fruit, yogurt and often another liquid to aid in blending. I love them because they are easy to put together, healthy and even a great option for breakfast on the go. People often ask me for my smoothie recipe and, honestly, I had to think hard about it. It's not really a recipe ... more of a formula that goes into making one. It takes a cup of fruit (often frozen), some yogurt and maybe a flavoring or two, and a bit of liquid to help the blender do its magic. In 5 minutes ... often less ... you have a healthy way to start your day. And no sweat equity required!
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- Sliced fresh or frozen banana
- Frozen strawberries
- Frozen blueberries
- Frozen peaches
- Frozen mango
- Frozen raspberries
- Frozen blackberries
- 6 oz. plain or flavored low or non fat yogurt
- 1 T. honey (optional)
- 1 tsp. vanilla or other extract (optional)
- 1 T. toasted wheat germ (optional)
- 1/2 c. orange juice
- 1/2 c. skim milk
- 1/2 c. pineapple juice
In the pitcher of a blender, combine all of your chosen ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
- Yields: 2 servings
- Preparation Time: 5 minutes