Do you ever get that craving for something cleansing and refreshing? I often do, especially after eating any grease-heavy foods. And I find myself craving smoothies above all else! You can definitely go out and buy a smoothie, but why pay $6 when you can do it for under $1 at home? Plus, home-made smoothies taste much more natural and are so good for you. And you can pick and choose whatever you want to go into your smoothie. Have it for breakfast, or a snack, or take it to go if you’re in a rush!
This perfect blueberry smoothie uses just 4 ingredients. It’s so simple that I always have the ingredients on hand in the fridge and pantry. I like to use frozen berries to provide that icy temperature, enough to be refreshing, but not too cold to get a brain-freeze. This recipe takes all of 2 minutes to make, from pulling out the the ingredients to pouring it out into a cup.And a side note for y’all: Trader Joe’s sells bananas at the cheapest rate I’ve seen – 19¢ per banana! Not an ad, just saying, for any of you living near a TJ. And to save more money, buy those big jugs of yogurt instead of the tiny individual portions.
- 1 banana, halved
- 8 oz organic low-fat plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup soy milk
- 1/3 cup frozen organic blueberries
- 1 Tbsp agave or honey (optional)
- 1/4 cup granola (optional)
- Place all the ingredients in a blender (except the optional). Blend on a medium speed until everything is combined. Scrape down the sides, as needed, to help the yogurt mix in. Alternatively, use an immersion blender and tall container to blend.
- Serve in a large bowl or 2 smaller cups. Add granola and/or sweetener (like agave syrup) for a smoothie bowl.
- Any combination of the above ingredients can be used, like switching out yogurt flavors (vanilla also works well), a different type of milk, or even different frozen berries! Agave/honey can be added in the blender, or topped at the end.
- The key to making the right consistency of a smoothie is dependent on how much frozen goods are put in vs liquid vs thicker ingredients. Since ingredients can vary, I like to add less milk to start off and add a bit more as I go to get the perfect consistency.
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