I’ve been making fruit smoothies for breakfast every morning for the past few months. It was kind of a pain to lug out the blender every day and wash it after each smoothie, but then I found my new best friend!
I found this little personal blender at an estate sale for $7.50 brand new in the box! Now it takes only minutes each morning to make my smoothie and after a quick rinse, the blender is ready to go again the next day!
I vary my ingredients each day; today I used strawberry yogurt, orange juice, frozen strawberries and frozen pineapple. I usually buy fresh fruit and cut it up and freeze it myself, but of course Wal-Mart was out of fresh strawberries yesterday so I bought a bag of pre-sliced frozen ones. I’ve also used blueberries, peaches, bananas, blackberries and raspberries. Good thing the local Farmer’s Market is open for the summer!
Every now and then I use Greek yogurt and add spinach (you can’t even taste it) for an extra-healthy touch.
Dump in the yogurt, add a little liquid to the 8 oz. mark, add the frozen fruit and blend. I’ve found using the frozen fruit instead of adding ice gives the smoothie the perfect creamy texture just like the ones sold in stores for $3-$5 each.The best part is the top cup detaches from the bottom part so I don’t have to dirty up another cup! Sooooo yummy, I’m addicted!
What’s your favorite summer-time treat?