Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My New Favorite Breakfast, Lunch or Snack Food

This pregnancy has been quite different from my others, actually each one has had its own peculiarities, but for some reason I've been craving healthy food this time around!  If you know me at all, this will come as quite a shock.  Normally I want ice cream, candy, greasy foods, and basically anything that isn't healthy.  Over the past few weeks I've gone shopping at 8PM for the makings of a salad and purchased all items necessary for smoothies.  Yes, that's my new favorite food:  a fruit smoothie.

Why has it taken me so long to make one?  They're so simple!  I always thought that drinking yogurt was repulsive.  I was wrong.  This is the most delicious, healthy, versatile, and easy thing to whip up in all of 5 minutes, less if you aren't in the midst of making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for your toddlers, fixing dinner and cleaning up messes all at the same time.

Grab your favorite fruits and enjoy!

Berry Smoothie

1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
5 frozen strawberries
10 frozen blueberries
1/2 banana, sliced

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree for about 2-3 minutes, until it looks like all of the fruit has been chopped and ingredients are well incorporated.  Pour into a tall glass.  Makes 1 serving.

*I have frozen strawberries and blueberries in my freezer from ones we picked last spring/summer, so I'm slowly using those up for these treats.  I like using frozen fruit because it keeps the smoothie nice and cold without having to use ice.  Fresh fruit would work just fine.  I'm looking forward to trying this with kiwi and raspberries*

1 comment:

  1. What a pretty picture! I was in a smoothie kick for a while too! Maybe now that I'm running/trying to be a little healthier I'll start up again.


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