Re: breakfast smoothies
Cooking Light featured a smoothie section a couple months ago. <edited>
This is the favorite of DH & me. It serves two.
One handful of ice
One frozen banana (we cut up bananas into small slices and freeze them)
1/2 - 3/4 cup 1 percent milk
2 small handfuls of fresh blueberries
2 scoops Spiru-Tein vanilla protein powder
2 small squirts (one second each) of agave nectar
Blend until pureed, adding a little more ice or milk if necessary to get a consistency you like.
As an alternative to the protein powder, you can use 1/2 cup of 2 percent Greek yogurt (Fage is our favorite). It's got a bit of a chalky aftertaste, IMO, but my hubby doesn't notice it. You can also use honey if you don't care to spend the $$$ on agave nectar. Lastly, you can really sub out any berry at all. Strawberries are delicious or a berry blend that you might find in your frozen section. We're doing blueberries right now because they're practically giving them away at our stores.
ETA: Dewet is correct on the almonds. They make smoothies uber delish. My favorite smoothie has freshly ground almond butter in it (made from our local organic grocery place) and it is crazy good. High in calories, but seriously good.
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