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With the earth asleep under a thick blanket of snow, this is the perfect time to ‘shake things up’ by visiting your freezer and rediscovering those healthy summer treasures stored there. Today, I brought out some frozen raspberries, Saskatoons, wild red and black currants, Highbush cranberries and a few pureed chickweed ice cubes to add to a colorful smoothie. What a great way to wake up those sleepy taste buds, boost that immune system and enjoy last summer’s foraging harvest with this explosion of summer berry flavor.
wild berry smoothie
I use a variety of smoothie recipes depending on what I have on hand. The most basic smoothie recipes generally calls for:
1 cup yogurt
2 cups frozen fruit, chopped
1 cup ice cubes
Put these in a blender and blend until smooth. From there feel free to experiment by adding:
- different fruit combinations ( I almost always add a banana to thicken it)
- frozen honeydew, cantaloupe and/or watermelon
- frozen pureed dandelion leaf
- a splash of pineapple juice or coconut milk for a tropical flavor
- pomegranate or cranberry juice
- almond or soy milk
- a tablespoon of freshly ground flax seed or wheat germ
- honey or Stevia if you want your smoothie a little sweeter
- a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to make it more sour
- or top with granola
A friend of mine mentioned that he makes a healthy peanut butter breakfast smoothie… I’ve never tried that before, perhaps he’ll share his recipe with us? In the meantime, cheers everyone…
To health, wellness and vitality!
Ingredients for an Peanut butter breakfast smoothie:
Note: This MAY contain nuts or soy.
This peanut butter smoothie used to be at my favorite smoothie bar and was discontinued a number of years ago.
2 – bananas (organic or regular)
6 – Ice Cubes
1/2 to 1 cup of almond milk
1/8 to 1/4 cup of peanut butter
2 – table spoons of cinamon
1 small peice of raw ginger
1 cereal (hot type of regular cereal)
Blend and savor.
If a squirrel shows up at window with a small cup in it’s paws then please keep savoring with a smile. Please tell the squirrel
there is a dog behind you. Run Run. 😉
Thank you thank you thank you! Peanut butter breakfast smoothie, here I come! 🙂
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