Smoothie Love

To tell you the truth I’ve never been much of a breakfast person or a morning person for that matter.  Back in the single days my main morning foods were coffee and wheat toast (usually with peanut butter) eaten in a mad rush to get to work on time. Now my schedule is quite different and I have grown a slight fondness for getting up early. I like to wake up just before the sun, head to the gym, return about an hour later and shower etc, then sit down with a hot cup of coffee, breakfast, and my Bible. This for me is the perfect start to a busy day. I know now that breakfast is very important, so I make it a point to eat in the morning, but i must admit morning foods have always kind of eluded me. Whenever I make breakfast for myself during the week I like foods that are easy to prepare, not too sweet or heavy, and as nutritious as possible. I also have to consider my husband who leaves for work very early (usually as I am waking up). I like to have things made so he can have a quick breakfast before he leaves for work. So we have created the perfect solution..smoothie sharing. Before I go to bed I’ll prep the blender with all the smoothie ingredients needed and then place the blender pitcher in the fridge, then when the hubs is ready for breakfast in the morning all he has to do is add a few ice cubes and blend it, and since my recipe makes two portions he will take half and leave the rest for me in the fridge. So when I wake up I have a delicious smoothie waiting for me. Pretty sweet deal huh? Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes.

Strawberry Love Smoothie
-1 6 oz. container of low-fat Strawberry yogurt
-1/2 Jonathan apple, cored and sliced
– 6-7 strawberries, tops removed
– splash of Orange Juice (100% Pasteurized, like “Simply Orange” brand)
-2 tsp. Raw cane sugar *(optional)
– a few ice cubes
1) Blend well and serve.
Pear Berry Smoothie
-1 6 oz. container low-fat Vanilla yogurt
-2 pears, cored and sliced in chunks
– 4-5 strawberries, tops removed
-1/2 c blueberries
– splash 2% milk
– a few ice cubes
1) Blend well and serve.
Carrot Juice Smoothie
-1 6 oz. container low-fat Vanilla yogurt
-16 oz. (2 c.) Organic Carrot juice
-2 bananas
-1 Navel orange
-a few ice cubes
1)Blend well and serve, sweeten to taste if needed
Banana Berry Smoothie
-1 6oz. container low-fat Vanilla yogurt
-1 banana
-4-5 strawberries, tops removed
-1/2 c blueberries
– splash 2% milk
– a few ice cubes
1) blend well and serve.
Berry Mango Smoothie
-1 6oz. container Raspberry yogurt
-1 banana
-1 mango, peeled/cored/chopped
-4 strawberries
– splash of your favorite fruit juice
-a few ice cubes
1) blend well and serve.
Nectarine and such Smoothie
-1 6oz. container Vanilla yogurt
-6 oz. (2 c.) Organic Carrot juice
-2 nectarines, pitted and chopped
-1 banana
-6 strawberries
-a few ice cubes
1) blend well and serve.






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7 thoughts on “Smoothie Love

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  2. Well, I stay away from Soy so that limits lots of my options. I use brown rice protein. I got it at Sprouts and its kinda pricey but it has lasted me a long time and I don’t use a ton. Hope that helps! Jeremy did say that it was the worst protein powder he has ever tasted but I don’t mind it!

  3. I love smoothies and these look great! I have done these some during pregnancy but added protein powder for me. Thanks for some new ideas!

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