Sunday, November 08, 2009

My favorite morning smoothie

I am posting this from the mother's room at church. I am nursing a sweet baby and my stomach is grrrrumbling because I forgot breakfast. So, since I'm thinking about food anyway I thought I'd post about my favorite breakfast. I love making whole juice smoothies for breakfast. Yummy, quick and I get in most of my fruits & veggies in one meal.

Here is my favorite "recipe":

1/2-1 cup juice (I usually use apple or grape)
Large handful of grapes
1-2 handfuls of fresh spinach
Handful of baby carrots
About 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
4-6 frozen strawberries
Sometimes I also add a banana and/or half an avocado
Sometimes I also add a tbsp of benefiber

Add all ingredients to the blender (juice & soft stuff first, frozen and hard things last). On my blendtec I just push the "whole juice" button a couple of times. On a vita mix or other blender you'd probably just start with a low setting and increase the speed, blending until it's smooth. This recipe usually makes about three cups. I drink two and Coco drinks one (a little at a time, cuz this stuff is a bugger to clean up).

See, Coco loves it!

Man, now I'm reeeallly hungry!

Do you have any favorite smoothie (or other breakfast recipes) I should know? If you do, post them in the comments section or post to your blog and link back to me.

Have a happy Sunday!

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Emily said...

I like green smoothies, too. Mine usually involve spinach and frozen bananas, frozen strawberries. I also use frozen peaches sometimes. I use water to get things moving in the blender.

My favorite smoothie recipe is frozen bananas, peanut butter and milk. So good. if you like bananas and peanut butter!

Val'n'Ben said...

Blueberry Muffins
2c. all-purpose flour
3/4c. plus 5tsp. sugar
3/4tsp. baking powder
1/2tsp. baking soda
1/2tsp. salt
1/2c milk
2 eggs
1/2c. vegetable oil
1tsp. orange zest
1c. fresh blueberries
Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Coat a standard size muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.  In large bowl, whisk flour, 3/4c. sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Make a well in the center.  In small bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, and oil.  Pour milk mixture into well in flour mixture, then stir just until combined.  Fold in blueberries.  Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan, 1/3c. batter in each cup.  Each muffin cup should be about 3/4 full.  Fill the two empty muffin cups with water, so muffins bake evenly.  Sprinkle each muffin with 1/2tsp. sugar.  Bake muffins at 375 degrees for 23-25 minutes, until crowned and lightly brown.  Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.  Serve warm or at room temperature.  
Makes 10 muffins
Prep 10 minutes 
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes

(I haven't actually tried this recipe yet, but it makes me salivate just thinking of it! Mmmm...muffins!)

Trishelle said...

YUM! Who knew avocado would be so awesome in a fruit smoothie!

Creativ said...

I posted my smoothie recipe on my