As the temperature rise in Austin, so does my desire for smoothies! Several weeks ago, I was talking smoothies with my friend, Kristina. I told her that I didn’t want to buy an expensive blender, but that my hand-held immersion blender wasn’t cutting it. I said that I had a Margaritaville margarita machine that was collecting dust and wondered if I could use that. Kristina said, Of course!
It’s been smooth smoothie sailing since then!
Blueberry Pomengranate Spinach Smoothie
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
3/4 cup coconut milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 six ounce container of Chobani pomegranate yogurt (I used fat free.)
handful of spinach leaves
Combine in your
margarita machine blender and enjoy!
Makes one large serving or 2 small servings.
I’d fallen off the smoothie wagon for awhile. It’s been all about eggs for me in the mornings. But now that summer is here, my love of the breakfast smoothie has been re-energized!
Also, I recently bought a Margaritaville blender. And to justify the cost, I knew that I would be making more than just margaritas in it. :)
Raspberry Banana Smoothie
Recipe from The Chew
1 1/2 – 2 cups raspberries
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 – 1 cup ice
Almond milk, to thin, if needed
Combine all ingredients into your blender. Blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick, add some almond milk.
Makes 2 small smoothies or 1 large smoothie.
Can we all agree to LOVE Justin Timberlake? He can do no wrong.
I like the JT/Jimmy Fallon History of Rap 2 even better than one. I still have that episode of Jimmy Fallon on my DVR.
Can also we all agree to LOVE Andie on Can You Stay For Dinner? too? Her food blog is beautiful. She recently did a series on healthy foods that she loves. One of the items was frozen pineapple. I immediately went and bought some!
Pineapple Vanilla Green Monster Smoothie
6 ounces non-fat plain Greek Yogurt
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I use Spiru-Tein, but whatever floats your boat!)
1/3 cup Almond milk
about a handful of frozen pineapple cubes
about a tsp of Chia seeds
2 handfuls of spinach
2 handfuls of crushed ice
It’s a smoothie…just eyeball the ingredients. There’s no precision to my smoothie makin’. Combine in your mixer or as always with me…my immersion blender!