Monday, January 4, 2010
Many mornings, I make smoothies for breakfast. They mostly hold me over till lunch, and they are more or less good for me.
Here's how I do it (scaled for 1 person):
Add to a blender
- one banana
- two big dollops of plain lowfat yogurt (I use Nancy's, which is local and delicious)
- a small scoop of a protein powder (I ususally have some non-GMO, non-flavored soy protein)
- about a half cup of frozen sliced peaches and 4-6 frozen whole strawberries (I use Willamette Valley Fruit Co. for the fruit, it's local)
- about a half to one cup of orange juice.
Blend it up. I start slow and add speed. Sometimes you need to stop and scrape down the sides with a spoon.
You may need to experiment to get the thickness you desire. And of course you can use different fruits. I've found, though, that blueberries don't blend up that well, and that blackberries have too many seeds for drinking comfortably.