|hey, it only took me half a glass to remember a photo!|
I kinda forgot about smoothies for a while. Duh!
Maybe I OD'd on them in college: San Luis Obispo is, as you all certainly know, the birthplace of Jamba Juice (known then as Juice Club... fancy).
So, it had been a while. But, our usual Saturday breakie routine reminded me of it: we always make blueberry sourdough pancakes and have some of Toby's homemade breakfast sausage (the best ever; I'll post soon)... which is a delicious start to the weekend.
But a couple of weeks ago, it just seemed that we might balance out all that Saturday morning bready, meaty goodness with some, ya know, vitamins. We needed to drink some berries!
Am I the only one who sort of forgot about smoothies? Well, if you're in my camp, consider this a gentle prod. They couldn't be easier and seem to please the little ones. Especially if they're allowed to help dump in the ingredients. My little man was thrilled the first time the blender screamed to life and buzzed up a pretty pink treat.
This is almost too simple (I see your eyes rolling!) to write up as a recipe, but again... just a reminder!
Simple Berry Smoothies
made 2 pint glasses and 1 kid cup
2 cups orange juice
2 cups frozen mixed berries (yes, it's berry season, but if you use frozen, you can omit ice)
1 ripe banana
big scoop of yogurt (we use Fage--full fat)
Buzz in the blender till smooth. Drink with straws. Ahhh, ice cream headache.
Extra credit: freeze this mix as popsicles!