Thursday, September 6, 2012


I have been trying to exercise (bleck!) so I've been walking to pick up the kids this week.  Boy, is it hot out there!  When we got home today, I decided to make some smoothies to cool us down.  Smoothies are super simple to make, and very healthy if you don't add a lot of sugar, or even ice cream (that's a milkshake, IMO) like some recipes say.  Now I would like to give you measurements on this, but I don't ever measure it.  But it always turns out right in the end!

What You Need

a couple cups of frozen fruit-
strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, etc.
Today I had strawberries and peaches.

1 or 2 bananas-
depending on how much you like bananas...

1/2 cup or so of yogurt- 
I just put a big blop of it in.
Pretty much any kind will do.  
I like plain greek yogurt as it doesn't have any sweeteners or artificial nastiness.

orange juice or milk-
I just add a hefty splash to it, and if it's looking too thick while blending, I add a little more.
I prefer OJ in my smoothies because you're already getting a dose of dairy form the yogurt, 
but today I didn't have any, so milk it was.

honey (optional)-
I find if you use a pre-sweetened yogurt you don't need to add any sweetener.  Today I used plain yogurt and it was a little tart so I added some honey

What You Do

Here's the super hard part- put it all in the blender and press the button!
I have to stir it around a bit to help the blender out, but it only takes a minute or two for it to all come together.

Delicious refreshing smoothies!

And BTW, are these mugs not the cutest things ever?

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