Friday, February 3, 2012
Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothies
There are more than a million ways to make a smoothie. This is how we do it. Most of the time.
2 1/4 cups frozen mixed berries
1 cup plain yogurt
1/8 cup wheat germ
1/8 cup ground flax seeds
3/4 cup milk or water
Honey (to taste)
Handful of greens (optional)
This is probably a good time to mention that I don't usually measure. I usually just dump a little of everything in the blender. I measured this morning so I could write down the recipe. I use a regular non-fancy, counter-top blender.
Put the berries in first and layer the yogurt, wheat germ, and ground flax on top.* Pour in the milk (or water) and drizzle the honey on top. Start with just a little honey. You can add more later if you prefer a sweeter drink. Toss in the greens and turn on the blender. I usually use a mix of spinach, lettuce, and any other greens I have on hand.**
My blender is a bit finicky so it takes a little coaxing to get everything blended smoothly. I usually put a spoon down through the hole in the lid to gently encourage things along. Depending on your blender you may not need to do that.
This recipe makes approximately three servings in our house but I think serving size is a bit subjective.
*I buy wheat germ and shelf-stable ground flax in bulk at our health food store. I store them in jars in the fridge and they keep well.
**Update 6/7/12: I've realized that the whole smoothie blends better if I put them in the blender in the reverse order to how I have them listed here. But it might just be my new blender...
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