Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Breakfast smoothies

We've been meaning to make breakfast smoothies since we came back from Seattle and Carol was making them for us.  They were such a lovely part of breakfast (and all that yummy fruit made me feel good) that we wanted to continue doing it.  So it's taken us...3 months or so to finally make some.  Although we've been doing more breakfasts together in general, it's typically just been a bagel.

I used Alton Brown's smoothie recipe like so:

4 oz soy milk (I used vanilla silk)
4 oz juice (he recommends grape, acai or pom; i used the v8 fusion acai mixed berry b/c it's what I like)
4oz banana (this was the only nonfrozen fruit I used, since ours arn't brown yet)
4oz frozen strawberry
4oz frozen peach
4oz frozen blueberries

He says to put the whole mess together and keep in fridge overnight, but we kept forgetting to do it (thus the many months of no smoothies), so this morning I threw caution to the wind and just made the damn thing anyway (since our blender is supposed to handle ice, how hard can some frozen fruit be?).  Outcome = delicious!  We split the smoothie between us and split a bagel.  Perfect lovely breakfast!  Although we failed to make coffee, so we'll probably both be pokey today.

Side Note: our blender apparently no longer changes speed, which, you know...weird.  I guess I need to start looking into a new one.

1 comment:

  1. I heart smoothies...The one's we made for you totally used frozen fruit, I usually try to throw in 1/2 a banana and then adjust the amount of milk/juice I add so it's not too thick. Also, I add a couple of spoonfuls of yogurt for the probiotics, and if we have it some wheat germ or bran of some sort (think metamucil, but good-tasting)...Delish!

    We have some lovely honey mangos in the produce section right now, I"ve been slicing one of those up into the smoothie mix lately. Also, avocado adds a nice protein boost, plus rich texture/flavor (if you like them).

    Whee! Berry season approaches, smoothies are about to get alot more exciting.


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