Saturday, September 17, 2011

No Fail Smoothie

Everday Saturday morning my daughter and I start our day with a smoothie.  No matter what horrible things we may put in our bodies throughout the rest of the day (cookies, butter, nutella from the jar, you get the picture)...I know we started off on the right track.  My son used to join us...but he is boycotting smoothies right now.  It happened after I snuck in some blueberries and ginger and used greek yogurt instead of his fave.  He hasn't come back since.

This is our go to.  If I have ginger, I use it.  It's really good for you and I love the taste.  I use about 1/2 teaspoon grated.

Having a helper is extremely important.
Eating yogurt from the container beforehand is also very important.
This little stinker turned 3 last weekend.  Makes momma want to cry.  It goes way to fast.

The recipe (kind of, you know I don't like to measure):  This will make about 3 medium glasses the size that you see above.  If you are making one for yourself only I would use 1/2-1 cup of fruit, 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk. (if you use fresh fruit add about some ice)

1-2 fresh or frozen bananas
1-2 cups of frozen strawberries (I like to use frozen fruit because I like creamy smoothies-frozen fruit means no ice)
1/2 cup (or so) of greek yogurt.  If you like sweeter smoothies use Vanilla non-fat yogurt instead.
1/2 cup of Almond milk.  Put this in makes it easier to blend, add more if needed.  You really can't screw this up.
*if you like or have ginger you can add about 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger.
Blend and eat.  If it's difficult to blend add more milk and yogurt.  Sometimes it can be if you use frozen fruit.  This is a really thick and creamy smoothie...would make a good dessert too if you are watching what you eat.

The thing I love about smoothies is that there is no right or wrong way.  If you use fresh fruit and it's tart, add some Agave Nectar to sweeten it up.  Sorry for my absence lately.  Life is crazy busy right now.  I do have some good finds planned for this week though!  

*don't forget to check out the link page to see where I am linking up this week!


  1. Look at that gorgeous assistant!!!! Happy late birthday Sammy Sam - we love you!!!! Muah :D

    I'll give this one a try - sounds yummy.

  2. You taste tester is too cute! We love smoothies here. Thanks for sharing your favorite. I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @