Friday, June 6, 2008

Smoothies

Kristi called for posts! So here's the only thing I've really made this week beside cold cereal and oatmeal (Aaron's been out of town and I dislike cooking for just me).

I love smoothies but always had trouble figuring out exactly the right ratio of ingredients. I always thought that you couldn't screw up a smoothie. But trust me, you can. I've finally figured it out and I will now share it with you. Even though I'm sure everyone else in the world knows how to make a decent smoothie.

1 cup yogurt (I like vanilla Dannon light and fit)
1/2 cup juice (I like cranberry)
1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit (current favorite: frozen blackberries)

We have a magic bullet (best. invention. ever) and this recipe just fits in one of the larger (16 oz, I think?) cups and makes the perfect single serving smoothie. I've made with tons of different fruit and juice combos and it comes out tasty every time.

2 comments:

Gretchen said...

IMO the secret to a good smoothie is a base of predominantly vanilla soy milk. Then add some kind of frozen fruit. Tada! Yogurt can make it tart enough that it's hard to overcome without adding sugar I think. But to each his own...

Kristi said...

Smoothies are the best! They saved my life last year. I did learn to love them with the soy milk, but I am game to any and all smoothies so I am going to try to make your version, yum!