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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Grab a sweet fruit and juice!

It's Wednesday...finally! Hope you're not snowed in! Today let's talk about shakes and smoothies for those of you who are early birds and need a grab and go breakfast. These recipes will get you started but the great thing about a blender is that you can throw in whatever mixture excites you and blend it up!

Jasmine Honey Lassi
Super Charged Smoothies, Mary Corpening Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford


  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 cup/120 ml warm strong-brewed jasmine tea
  • 1 1/2 cups/255 g diced peaches
  • 3/4 cup/170 g low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes

  1. Dissolve the honey in the warm tea. Refrigerate until chilled. Combine the sweetened tea, peaches, yogurt, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Vanilla-Date Breakfast Smoothie
Bon Appetit, May 2007

  • 1 cup nonfat yogurt
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 cup (packed) pitted Medjool dates (about 9 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  1. Purée yogurt, milk, dates, and vanilla in blender until smooth. Add ice cubes; puree until mixture is thick and smooth. Divide between 2 glasses and serve.
Almond-Banana Smoothie
Bon Appetit, May 2009

  • 2 large ripe bananas, peeled, sliced
  • 2 cups almond milk or whole milk
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ground nutmeg
  1. Blend first 5 ingredients in blender until smooth. Divide smoothies among 4 small glasses. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
Happy blending!

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