My husband just bought a blender. He also bought an indoor grill and a steamer...obviously on a new cooking kick, no? But back to the blender. He wants to make smoothies, which is a great idea, especially for the morning. Easy, simple breakfast choice that gets us away from the frozen waffles and into some fresh fruit and yogurt yummies.
Antioxidant Smoothie (From Whole Living)
2 cups mixed frozen berries (9 ounces)
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie (From Prevention)
1 ½ cup fat-free milk
½ cup fat-free plain yogurt
2 Tbsp creamy natural unsalted peanut butter
¼ very ripe banana
1 Tbsp honey
4 ice cubes
Combine the milk, yogurt, peanut butter, banana, honey, and ice cubes in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.
Orange Creamsicle Smoothies (From KidsCooking)
1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges in juice
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt or vanilla soy yogurt
1 Tbsp. honey
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1/2 cup ice
Open can of oranges and drain. Place in a zip-top plastic bag and freeze several hours. Place the frozen oranges and pineapple chunks in the bottom of a blender, Vita Mix, or food processor. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed. Puree until the mixture reaches the texture of a milkshake. Add more ice, if desired, until an icy consistency is achieved.
Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie (From AllRecipes)
1 cup soy milk
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 banana, broken into chunks
14 frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
In a blender, combine soy milk, oats, banana and strawberries. Add vanilla and sugar if desired. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
Do you love smoothies? What is your best blender concoction?