Thursday, January 5

A Winter Smoothie

Today God blessed us with some incredibly gorgeous weather. A little unexpected oasis of sorts right smack in the middle of what is supposed to be a treacherous Minnesota winter. We soaked up all of its 50 degree goodness. I even put my brand new blender to good use and made some delicious Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothies! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket The recipe is simple and a bit different every time because I don't measure, I just toss things in.
Photobucket  Here is the list of my main ingredientst: 

1) One frozen banana per serving.
(These work great as long as you peel them BEFORE you put them in the freezer). 

2) Frozen strawberries or blueberries.
(Fresh would be amazing but I used a store-bought frozen bag). 

3) 100% orange juice.

4) Greek vanilla yogurt. 

5) A vanilla flavored whey protein powder. 
(Though I didn't use this today because we were all out).

We don't always have orange juice in the house, so every now and then I will substitute whole milk in its place. And when I don't have a frozen banana on hand, I'll put in two ice cubes per serving instead. Such an easy delicious treat... I'm thrilled to have a blender again.

What do you put in your smoothies?

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  1. Oh yum! I like not measuring things and just eyeballing it! It's been unusually warm here where I live too! way to enjoy it while it lasts!

  2. Yum! Smoothies are such an awesome healthy treat- and yours is super pretty!

  3. Yummy! I usually put fresh strawberries, bananas, and some v-8 splash!


  4. That looks delicious! I went on a huge smoothie kick last year, I think I need to start that up again. I always put fresh spinach in my smoothies! I know it sounds wierd, but it actually doesn't affect the taste, and makes the consistency so much richer. Plus, all that veggie goodness! Yum yum!

  5. I lurrrve smoothies! I actually just had one from Starbucks. It is about 50 degrees outside here right now, too, which is insane for January!
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  7. mm, i'm drinking a smoothie right now, yum!

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  8. That looks super yummy! I make one almost like that every morning! I'll have to try this one!!

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  9. I love adding hemp seeds for protein and a bit more bite. A friend keeps trying to get me to add kale, but I haven't been brave enough yet. :-)


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