This afternoon, I had lunch at Panera Bread with my good friend, Lisa. I don’t know why, but smoothies have become my new addiction. I think part of it is due to the warmer weather, but I just seem to be craving berries. I ordered a smoothie and was slightly appalled that it was $3.99. Seriously? $3.99?
When I came home, I scoured my (100+) cookbooks and the internet to find a suitable recipe. Here’s what I came up with:
4 ice cubes
1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
1/2 tsp honey
In a blender, crush ice cubes. Add fruits, juice, yogurt and honey. Puree until smooth.
Is it a Keeper?
Oh my god! This is so unbelievably fantastic! What a delightful treat! I now have a use for my blender! I could count, on one hand, the number of times that I’ve used it in my almost 10 years of marriage!
I will be making these all summer long! And, I won’t be paying $3.99!
Plus, we just planted 31 blueberry bushes so I’ll be sure to have plenty of blueberries to puree! If any nutritionists are reading this, can you recommend anything I can add to make this treat even healthier?
OK, I’m off to finish my yummy smoothie! Enjoy!
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