Friday, June 18, 2010

A Fruitful Summer!

As you have probably read in my "About Me" section, I LOVE all things summer. That includes fresh fruit and smoothies! I go to our local farmer's market and buy fruit for cheap (blueberries 2 for $2 is so much better than paying $5 for 1 at Whole Foods). I stock up on those, plus strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It is also so much healthier to snack on this stuff than mindlessly snacking on pretzels that don't even fill me up. See below for my favorite smoothie recipe:

Washing the fruit 1st is a must!
1 Chobani vanilla yogurt (I prefer this greek yogurt over the others with added sugar), 4-5 ice cubes, about 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (added fiber, & "good" fats):
Put all into the blender & make sure you have a blender blades that are strong enough to chop the ice!
Final result! I put in the fridge for about 20 minutes to get cold:
I do a taste test with my smoothies as I'm blending. I don't use exact amounts of fruit. I always use the entire container of yogurt, and as you are blending you can add more fruit if necessary. I can't taste the flaxseed, but I know it's a healthy bonus. I recommend being creative with yours and try new recipes. 

You can even pour these into Popsicle trays (supermarket, target, $1 store) and eat for a healthy dessert.

The joys of living a luscious life! Enjoy :)

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