This smoothie has a really delicious taste and is great if you are attempting to fight off a cold! Not to mention it is so easy to make, it literally took about 2 minutes.
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 banana peeled
- 1 Orange peeled
- ½ cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (optional)
- ¼ cup POM or any other juice (optional)
- 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Powder (optional)
- Place all ingredients in blender and mix to desired consistency.
Smoothies can look difficult, particularly if you don’t make them often. The beauty of a smoothie is that you can improvise and once you form a habit of using smoothies for your morning meal it becomes easy to maintain.
Here are a few tips for keeping recipes simple and fast.
1. Purchase frozen berries rather than fresh.
- eliminates waste.
- ensures you will have smoothie ingredients in your home.
- makes the smoothie taste better because the frozen berries can be used to replace ice.
2. If you have to use fresh fruits, combine the ingredients you like in the smoothie (sans yogurts, spices etc) and freeze.
- saves time, just pop the baggie into your blender in the morning, add the yogurt/juice etc and blend!
3. Purchase the “add-ons” in a larger quantity and store the excess so that you always have them for any type of smoothie.
- vanilla, honey, whey, spices, oatmeal, nut butters (whatever you put in your favorites keep it on hand.)
4. Leave your VitaMix or Blender out on the counter.
- if you put it away it can be easy to bypass in the morning or even forget and then your hunger can lead to poor choices.
5. Make the smoothie even if you are missing an ingredient.
- if you are out of one ingredient don’t skip the entire smoothie, just try something new or go without (it will probably be great.)
6. Clean out your VitaMix or Blender and rinse glasses after use.
- The smoothies stick and are tough to get off after the fruit dries. It takes a couple of seconds to rinse out your blender, next take a dab of dish soap and water and place in blender. Blend on high, dump and rinse. walah, clean.
Question of the Day: What other types of ingredients do you keep on hand to add to your smoothies?