Smoothies

This is one way I love to start the day. There are so many different ways you can make a smoothie. This is the formula I tend to stick with, but really, the possibilities are endless!

Frozen fruit is a must. There are lots of options at the grocery store, or you may have fruit you have done up for the freezer yourself. For this particular smoothie I made, I used about 1/2 cup of the triple berry medley.

Pineapple also tastes amazing in smoothies. I added 1/2 cup of pineapple.

It’s not pictured, but I used a frozen banana. Using frozen fruit is nice because the blender will still mix everything together and it’s COLD without the need to use ice. You can keep bananas in the freezer, just peel them and stick them in a ziploc bag.

Now add your liquid. You want about 1/2 a cup of fruit juice, and a 1/2 a cup of dairy. You can adjust the amount of liquid to your liking. I try and make sure I’m choosing a fruit JUICE, and not a fruit DRINK. Choose what you like! Orange, apple, grape, pomegranate, acai… they all work great. For this one I chose acai juice, and for the dairy, I chose Almond Breeze. You could use regular milk as well, or even add in some yogurt.

Press that button!! But don’t forget to put the lid on! You may need to stop and stick your spoon in and move things around a couple of times to get everything going. BUT STOP BLENDING FIRST, unless you want a huge mess 🙂

For the final touch, I like to add some chia seeds! Just mix briefly to keep the seeds intact.

Is it just me or did my seeds go into the blender in the shape of a heart?!

Finally, drink up! These smoothies, especially with chia seeds added, really get me through a morning until lunch.

I know someone else who loves these too! Meet my son Daniel. He’s almost three. He comes running when he hears the blender and would be upset if I didn’t save him some!

Basic recipe:

1/2 cup of berries (any berries)
1/2 cup of pineapple
frozen banana
1/2 cup of frozen fruit juice
1/2 cup of dairy (almond breeze and Silk work well too)
1/4 cup of yogurt (optional)
1/2 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds

Enjoy!

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