Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy July 4th! Celebrate with a "Red White, & Blue" Smoothie

*=*=*=*=*=* HAPPY 4TH EVERYONE *=*=*=*=*=*
I thought today would be a good day to share my
My son gave me a Magic Bullet Blender for Christmas and I LOVE IT! I've had a smoothie most every day since; usually for breakfast but sometimes for lunch or later in the afternoon for a quick pick me up. Here's a look at the ingredients........
Start with........
3 - 5, Strawberries (red)
just 2-3 Fresh Red Raspberries add so much flavor (optional)
1, Banana (white)
small handful, Blueberries (blue)
fresh or frozen, whichever you have on hand.....or you may just want to store all three of these fruits in freezer for convenience (I feel the packaged frozen blueberries have more flavor than the fresh ones and the fresh ones are not always available so it's a double plus, but I do prefer the flavor of fresh strawberries)
Just drop into the blender cup...........

I sometimes add a big spoonful of vanilla yogurt (optional)

A splash (approx.1/4 cup) of milk or even better--heavy cream, this makes it thicker and richer (my personal favorite for late fall & winter months~eggnog~ got to be Anderson Erickson)........

Sometimes I add just a small dribble of orange juice to give it an even fresher flavor(optional)......

And a few ice cubes, or not, depending on time of day and how hot the day is....if it's a hot afternoon I like it icy.......

Refreshment is just a few quick pulses away..........

Like having a milkshake for breakfast. Fills me up without being heavy and keeps me energized for hours, which is important working in the doctors' offices--we don't get regular breaks and some of the doctors schedule patients right through lunch!


1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful "red, white and blue" smoothie. How come I've never tried it? I will this week.
    Happy 4th of July!


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