Tasty Tuesday: A Guide to Smoothies!

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By: Bents Dulcio

A smoothie is a wonderfully simple (and simply wonderful) way to start your day. Smoothies are healthy, cost friendly, quick, and easy to make.

Serves: 2

Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup (237 mL) Always Fresh Farms Blueberries

1 cup (237 mL) Greek Yogurt

2 tbps (30 mL) Almond Milk

1 tbsp (15 mL) honey

½ cup (119 mL) ice cubes

What I love most about smoothies is the variety. Really, you can use any ingredients you like as long as you follow these basic guidelines:

Step One

Choose a Base

I love almond milk, but whole milk works too. Feel free to try 2% or fat free. Apple juice, coconut water, and herbal tea are also popular bases. Add your base to the blender then…

Step Two

Add Fruit

Just like with the base, any fruit you think of will do well in a smoothie. I went with blueberries, but strawberries work too. Oranges, melons, and blackberries all taste delicious in a smoothie. If you’re feeling adventurous, try combining fruits. Strawberries and blueberries are always a favorite. Just a few more touches…

 Step Three

Consistency & Texture

This is where we add the yogurt and ice cubes. I’ve chosen Greek yogurt (more protein, but less calcium). Greek yogurt is also thicker and will make for a hardier smoothie. Once again, the choice is yours. Add the ice, and the honey; blend and enjoy!

*You can tweak the ingredients to your preference. For instance, if you prefer a thicker texture than use less liquid or more ice.

 

Smoothies not only come in a variety of flavors, but also fit a variety of occasions. Whether it’s a quick breakfast, a convenient post-workout snack, or an afternoon treat; follow this easy guideline and you’ll agree, smoothies are the way to go!

 

Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think! Be sure to check back in for more delicious, smoothie recipes!