Simple Healthy Smoothie Recipe For Breakfast and Beyond
Posted Jun 02 2008 5:02pm
When the weather turns hot I love to start the day with a healthy smoothie. It’s a simple way to get the day started in a cool refreshing way while providing a delicious source of healthy protein, fiber and phytonutrients. You can use the basic smoothie recipe as a template from which to create your own delicious variations. And smoothies just aren’t for breakfast - they make a perfect light summer lunch or mid afternoon pick me up too.
Simple Healthy Smoothie Basic Recipe
Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I like my smoothies thick, but if you prefer a thinner smoothie just add more liquid until your desired consistency is achieved.
3/4 cup milk (or soy, almond, or rice milk) or juice (orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry, etc)
1/2 cup plain yogurt or silken tofu
1 cup unsweetened frozen fruit of your choice (blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, mango, peaches, banana, or any combination
1 teaspoon honey, maple syrup or 2-3 drops stevia extract to taste
Optional Smoothie Additions:
1/4 cup plain instant oatmeal, grapenuts, or granola