January 24, 2013
1 cup plain yogurt
5 or 6 fresh or frozen whole strawberries, hulled
1 cup canned crushed pineapple, with juice
1 medium ripe banana, peeled and coarse cut
1 tsp vanilla extract
Put all the ingredients in your blender; turn motor on and blend until smooth. You can add ice cubes to make the smoothie frothier.
Will serve 2 people.
January 1, 2013
1 cup cantaloupe cubes
1/3 cup pineapple chunks
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup frozen or canned peaches
1 teaspoon sugar
3 ice cubes
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. For added flavor, use frozen orange juice concentrate.
October 9, 2012
Sometimes you simply don’t have time to cook breakfast. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a nutritious start to your day. Consider these breakfast drink ideas and tips if you need something nutritious for your picky eater or someone who isn’t really eat breakfast. When you need something extra quick, breakfast drinks are a great option, especially if you prepare and freeze them for later use.
Smoothies are all the rage these days. Not only are they delicious but they are also nutritious. Is there a benefit to preparing a smoothie over drinking an instant breakfast shake you can purchase at the store? The biggest benefit to making a smoothie from fresh or frozen ingredients is that you know what is in your smoothie. Some of the store-bought don’t have all-natural ingredients. They may even have synthetic ingredients or nutrients.
Is it possible to gather items so smoothies are easy to make? If you have ever made a fruit smoothie, you know you need fruit, ice and some type of liquid. Of course, you can use other ingredients, too.
* Be sure to start with a clean blender.
* Cut up your fruit the night before.
* Freeze some fruit to avoid having to use ice cubes.
* Include green, leafy or other vegetables for added nutrients.
* Measure out the liquid you will use and place it in a specific container in the refrigerator.
The more you can prepare the night before, the quicker it will be to make your smoothie when you need it. And if time is at a premium, having those few extra moments can be important.
Can you make smoothies with other liquids besides cow’s milk? The liquid you use to make a smoothie is entirely up to you. Some people like to use cow’s milk, some rice milk, others coconut milk. You can also use almond milk, kefir, whey, fruit juice or vegetable juice.
Have you ever had an Orange Julius in the mall? They can be made by combining the juice of three oranges, 1 egg, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 6 ice cubes. Combine the ingredients at high speed in a blender until the mixture is frothy. Drink it immediately
Make a protein-packed milk shake using 1 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal, 1 large ripe banana, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 3 ice cubes. Put all ingredients in the blender except for the ice cubes. Cover and then blend for one minute on medium. Add the ice cubes, cover and then blend for another minute on high.
These breakfast ideas can enable you to prepare nutritious alternatives for your family. These breakfast beverages are nutritious and taste great. Of course, if your family enjoys these choices they may not want cereal or a cooked breakfast again.