Sunday, March 9, 2008

berry blast smoothie

We have been making breakfast smoothies a lot lately. The boys love helping...cutting bananas, adding veggies into the juicer, stuffing the blender. And of course they just taste great! We are on the last bag of frozen strawberries from our U-Pick last summer...almost made it to April!

ingredients:: juiced
2 carrots
2 stalks celery
2 apples (peeled)
2 mandarins (peeled)

ingredients:: blender
1 banana (peeled/sliced)
1 cup yogurt
juice from above
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
small handful of frozen strawberries

Juice everything in the first list in a juicer. In the blender add the banana and yogurt at the bottom, pour in the juice, add the frozen fruit, and then whiz until smooth. I added berry blast microgreens powder and a drizzle of flax seed oil in this too - extra good!

ingredients tip::
Use organic ingredients whenever possible - especially for things like raw fruit/veggie smoothies. You not only keep the pesticides out of the mix, but organic fruits generally have a higher nutrition content than traditionally grown products. Just all around a better choice - and better taste.


Dawn said...

Yum! I don't have a juicer yet but this makes me want to get one. The natural foods store where I live makes something like this and it's one of my favorite treats.

alatte4me2 said...

We love smoothies around here. Currently my favorite is 8-10 ice cubes, 1 1/2 cups apple juice, 2 ripe bananas, 1-2 cups fresh baby spinach and 1 tablespoon wheat germ. Man... it's good.

We do not have a juicer, I am wanting to get the Jack Lalane (sp) power juicer... watching ebay for a deal.

Hope your little ones are feeling better soon! We have a 2 year old with asthma too. Cold season is so dreadful, for us. We have managed to only go to the doctor once this season.. yeah.

Get well...