Simple Smoothies

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Lately I have been a bit crazy about smoothies and it is so much fun creating your versions of different flavors.  Last night I made a blueberry, banana, grape, black cherry, strawberry smoothie!

 

The good thing about smoothies – you can use anything you have in your frig!

 

I like to use about 1/4 to 1/3 cup juice that is full of flavor.  Here is a new juice I really like:

grape juice

 

1/4 to 1/3 cup Welch’s Black Cherry Concord Grape juice

1/4 cup strawberry Kefir (can use yogurt instead – or just omit)

1/2 banana

1/3 cup skim milk

1/2 cup ice

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy! 

 

I actually liked my smoothie so much that I made another (it was also apart of my dinner) and I just used the juice, frozen blueberries, banana, milk and ice.  Again, don’t be afraid, just make it however you wish!

 

If you like it a little thick – keep the banana and or yogurt (or kefir) DD past blog about Kefir

Sometimes I have been a little more creative and have put a small bunch of fresh spinach leaves!  I can still smell the spinach when I drink it so sometimes it is a turnoff but again if you have a flavorful juice it helps keep the flavor.  

 

I have even done sweet potato baby food in a smoothie too and you cannot even taste it!  About half a jar or container per smoothie works very well.  Pineapple or grape juice work very well with this puree!

 

Enjoy and be creative!  A great way to take in a ton of antioxidants and nutrients if your diet is lacking fruits and vegetables!

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