Wake-Up Smoothies

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My kids think it’s a special treat to get to eat cold cereal for breakfast in the mornings.  I try hard to fix something yummy and good for them on most mornings.  Some days though, I just don’t feel up to cooking something.  Or maybe I don’t have time.  On days like that, there are options besides serving cold cereal.  Although cold cereal every now and then isn’t going to kill anyone.  However, if you don’t have the time or desire to cook on some mornings, and don’t want to break out the cereal, you can always fall back on a smoothie.  If prepared right, smoothies can be yummy, quick and nutritious.  We made a breakfast smoothie this week for Cooking With Kids but really, it could be made for a snack as well.  This is a very simple smoothie for kids to make themselves with just a little supervision.

Here’s what we did to make this “Wake-Up Smoothie”.

You need:  Frozen blueberries, bananas, Greek yogurt, orange juice and a little sugar or sugar substitute (I choose to use Stevia instead of sugar).

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Now, pour the orange juice into the blender.  If you have very small children helping, you might want to place the blender on the table so they can add the ingredients easier.

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Then add the 2 bananas.  This is probably a good chance to use up some ripe bananas if you have them.

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Next, add the frozen blueberries.  You could add fresh but then you’d need to add a couple of ice cubes to make the smoothie colder.

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The Greek Yogurt comes next.

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Now, add your sugar or sugar substitute.

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Now blend, blend, blend.

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AND………drink it up and enjoy!

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Wake-Up Smoothies
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Ingredients
  • 2½ cups orange juice
  • 2 bananas
  • 2½ cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup Greek non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp sugar or sugar substitute
Instructions
  1. Combine orange juice, banana, berries, yogurt and sugar,
  2. In a blender; cover and blend until creamy.
  3. Pour into individual cups and serve.

 

Enjoy,

Lisa

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Mini Chocolate Kiss Pies
Almond Butter Cups (Just like Reese’s but Peanut and Dairy Free! Amazing!!)

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» Shani Heitmann said: { Feb 27, 2013 - 10:02:47 }

We love smoothies, too, but I don’t think to make them for breakfast. Thanks for the suggestion. We freeze our very ripe bananas (broken into little chunks first) and use those instead of ice cubes. Works great!

» Lisa Holcomb said: { Feb 27, 2013 - 11:02:18 }

Shani,
I love to freeze ripe bananas as well. I use them in smoothies or thaw them a bit and add them to pancake batter. 🙂

» Patti
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said: { Feb 28, 2013 - 05:02:31 }

Mmmmm smoothies! A huge hit in our house. May need to make some today….



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