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Since I am regularly showing off food here, I figured it would be nice to share a recipe today. But instead of showing off something complicated, overly unhealthy or just strange, I wanted to keep it simple. One of my favorite to-go breakfasts is a fruit smoothie. It’s my breakfast two or three times a week. I do it a lot of different ways, depending on what I have on hand, but today I will show you my favorite flavor — lots of berries! So here we go.
The fruit. I use a combo of fresh and frozen fruit, partly for convenience and partly because of cost.
Here is my fruit breakdown: 1 banana, 1/4 cup blackberries, 1/2 cup blueberries and 1 cup (about 5 individual) strawberries.
The other stuff. For my liquid I choose juice. Mostly because I can just stock up on the frozen cans and be prepared. You can also use something like V8 Splash. I also use plain low-fat yogurt because I use yogurt for a lot of marinades. If you used vanilla yogurt, you could leave out the vanilla or sweetener. Chia is full of the same omegas you get from fish. Since I have a fish allergy, I try to work chia into my diet.
Pour these goodies into the blender after your fruit: 3/4 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon agave and 1/2 teaspoon chia. You may need to add a bit more juice if you want a thinner consistency.
Put it into the blender. I put the liquids in first with the fruit, vanilla and agave on top. That’s just what works best for my blender. I also blend everything until it’s smooth, add the chia seeds and pulse just enough to blend them in. I love when the seeds puff up and get all squishy, but if you blend too much, you just crush them.
Smoothie goodness! Most of the time, I fill the cup perfectly. But today a touch of extra to share with my girl.
But of course, I can’t share a recipe without giving you anything to write it down on. So today’s printable is recipe cards. I made two sizes, 3 by 5 and 4 by 6. Both sheets have a light outline you can use as a guide for cutting the cards out. Just like with the gift cards, these are for personal use only.
I will see you all back here tomorrow night. I am going to share my favorite blogs, links and projects from the last year, round-up style. See you then!