Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Smoothies

We've been making smoothies lately. They are filling, hunger-quenching and tasty. I've narrowed down my recipe to this one.



In the blender jar add:
1 cup orange juice
1/2 c. plain yogurt
1-1 1/2 bananas, sliced and frozen
1/2 bag frozen strawberries
 
That's the basic recipe, but I also add:
1 Tbsp. Chia seeds
1 scoop protein powder
1 handful spinach

Always add the juice and yogurt first to the blender. Then dump in everything else. Blend.
 
Chia seeds are some ancient Aztec superfood. I bought my on Amazon but you might find them at Wheatsfield. You don't notice them because of the seeds with the berries.
Protein powder really adds a nice oomph to the smoothie, makes it more filling and the protein helps them "recover" faster.
Spinach is apparently this awesome, vitamin packed leaf. You don't notice it at all. If you don't add berries to the smoothie, you will have a green smoothie.
When I make this, I just change what berries I use. I eyeball how many banana slices and berries I use. 

Here's what it looks like





The giant straws are for Bubble Tea, which is kind of like a smoothie made with tapioca (eew!). I found these in a grocery store when we were in Florida but I looked online and guess what? You can get them on Amazon!! Or maybe your local Chinese foodstore, too.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try it!
    I've always wondered what Bubble tea is!! I saw it ALL the time when I lived in NYC.

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  2. There is a chance you are eligible for a complimentary $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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