Thursday, October 15, 2009

Smoothies for Breakfast

As my kids would say, I'm on a Healthy Kick again. I occasionally lapse into bad habits because of busyness or laziness, but in general, I try to be a good steward of my and my family's health.
Lately, this means Smoothies for breakfast! I love my blender, and have long been a fan of Fruit Shakes - even before Smoothies were fashionable!

When I was 10 years old, an Italian great aunt introduced me to Fruit Shakes - fresh fruit pureed in the blender with a little water or juice. Peaches, bananas, strawberries, plums, raspberries.... whatever was on hand.

I typically keep a couple of bags of frozen fruit in the freezer and some kind of juice in the fridge. I also add plain or vanilla yogurt for the probiotics and calcium it provides!

Today it was orange juice, Bolthouse Farms carrot juice, Naked cherry pomegranate juice ( about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of each ), a few frozen strawberries, peaches, and blueberries, about a cup of vanilla yogurt, and about 1/2 cup of aloe vera juice! It made 3 good-size servings, for me and my two kids.


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