Ellie’s Blueberry Blast Smoothie

I'm not very good at planning meals ahead of time.  I tend to want to eat whatever I feel like eating at the time.  However, one of my New Year's Resolutions was to start planning meals.  So far, I haven't focused on that resolution, but I did plan earlier this week to make that blueberry smoothie (I mentioned on Monday) this morning – 1 for me, 1 for hubby.

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I got my frozen blueberries out of the freezer and found the smoothie recipe in my book – Ellie Krieger's The Foods You Crave.

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I added all the ingredients to the blender.  Unfortunately, they seemed to freeze together while I was taking photos, but a little stirring with a spatula got everything going.

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I got everything blended up.

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I doubled the recipe to make enough to share with hubby.

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The longest part about breakfast wasn't the prep, it was just drinking the smoothie.  The smoothie was so thick & cold that it was hard to drink quickly…mainly due to the dreaded-brain-freeze!  I consumed the my blueberry concoction so slowly that by the end, it started tasting like I was just drinking blueberry yogurt (not as good!).  Next time, I'll have to remember to go a bit faster.  Still, it was a big winner in our house.  It was filling enough to make for a light breakfast and kept me happy through lunch.  Even hubby liked it.  Maybe next time I'll add some other berries?

Btw, can you believe I have more blueberries for at least one, possibly two other challenge dishes

Ellie's Blueberry Blast Smoothie
Adapted from Ellie Krieger's recipe via foodnetwork.com

My Note: I was a little heavy-handed on the honey and only had 2% milk on hand.  I also doubled Ellie's recipe so I could make 2 smoothies.  Next time, I may try using vanilla yogurt and no honey.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey

Directions:

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth.  Pour into 2 cups and enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    I make something similar with soy yogurt and no milk. 4oz yogurt, 1/2-1cup blueberries (my stick blender can't handle more than that), fresh ground cinnamon, and a tiny bit of almond extract. If it's too thick, I love adding blueberry pomegranate or orange juice. Just a little bit makes it much more drinkable. That, or using half fresh/thawed and half frozen berries. Tasty!

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