summer smoothies!

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in our household, we eat smoothies year round.  but this warm sunny weather is making me feel like summer is just around the corner.  so i thought i'd share one of my favorite and easy warm-weather snacks!  it also makes a yummy breakfast with a toasted english muffin and butter.  mmmm, butter.  

tip: get a good blender.  we went through three dinky ones in a year, and probably spent about the same as a better quality one.  now we have a kitchenaid and it's well worth it.

i don't use a recipe, just throw in what's around and what sounds good.  and i adjust amounts if it's for me or both of us.  start with a banana, then some yogurt--i usually use greek yogurt, or lowfat vanilla for a little extra sweetness. 


then add some berries, or any kind of fruit.  trader joes has inexpensive frozen mixed berries that i love.  i use a mix of frozen and fresh, so you get a perfect creamy consistency instead of frozen crystals or not cold enough.  


next, i pour in orange or apple juice and let it fill in all the little cracks.  you definitely need some kind of liquid to keep it smooth and help it blend.

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now's when i think, oh it's just too pretty to blend!  i mean seriously, look at those colors!  but then my stomach growls and so i blend it up.  and then i have a lovely orange-banana-berry smoothie just for me!

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now i just need to start adding in spinach for a green smoothie, or peanut butter powder, which i didn't even know existed until ali told me.  what do you put in your morning smoothie?

Posted on May 9, 2013 and filed under home, pretty, yummy.