Monday, April 29, 2013

Morning Smoothies

I've been posting smoothies on Facebook, but I figured I'd post 'em here, too. Because why not.

These are just a few of the ones I've been making for breakfast. Maybe one of them will inspire you.

Strawberry Smoothie

Hand full of strawberries hulled and rinsed.
1 6-ounce container Wallaby Yogurt 0%
Wallaby yogurt container full of fruit juice blend

Blend-o-rama.

Drinkie, slurpy, drinkie.

The berries were the last of some fresh berries I bought. I'm guessing about 1/2 cup. The juice mix will remain unnamed. It wasn't great on its own, but it worked in the smoothie.

It was a little bit tart, but I'm okay with that.

Did you know that this is THE YEAR OF PURPLE?

I didn't know that either, but that's what my new BFFs at Frieda's Specialty Produce told me when they shipped me a whole bunch of purple food.

Mmmmm. Purrrrrple.

One of the things they sent was a 100% juice product with acai. The label says its a M.O.A.B. superfruit blend (Most Optimum Antioxident Beverage).

I don't know if I feel better, but it tastes pretty good.

Today, it went into my ....

Purple Smoothie

1 10.5 ounce bottle M.O.A.B
1 6-ounce container Wallaby Yogurt 0% Greek yogurt
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup.

Blend until frothy.

Slurp, slurp.

Is my tongue purple???

Okay, here's a question. What's your favorite PURPLE food?

Now for something NOT in the "Pink" Family

A lot of the smoothies I make are pink. Raspberry, cherry, strawberry - or a purple-y pink like the one with the acai juice. This time, the drink is a little more in the creamy pale yellow camp, but it's still packed with flavor. I like this one so much, I might repeat it tomorrow.

Or maybe not. I might change my mind before then.

BMPV = Banana Mango Peach Vanilla

1 banana
1 cup Silk Fruit & Protein Mango Peach
1 cup Chobani nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 teeny pinch salt

Blend it like you mean it.

Even though the yogurt is thick and the banana is solid and the Silk stuff had some body to it, when this was blended it was still of a nicely drinkable consistency.

Purple on the Outside

Besides the juices I got from Frieda's. I also got some purple passionfruit. They're only purple on the outside, though. I used one in a smoothie.

Passionfruit Banana Smoothie

1 banana
Pulp from passionfruit
1 7-ounce container Fage 2% yogurt
1 cup whole milk
Pinch of salt

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

I've started posting some recipes on my Facebook page. Some are repeats of what's here on the blog, others are recipes that probably won't be posted here.

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