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A Smoothie for Breakfast: Recipe
The Breakfast Smoothie
A smoothie is a blended, chilled, sweet beverage made from fresh fruit and fruit juices which is blended with, for example, crushed ice, frozen fruit, or frozen yogurt.
Smoothies became available in the late 1960s when ice cream vendors and health food stores began selling them. By the 1990s and 2000s, smoothies became available at mainstream cafés and coffee shops and in pre-bottled versions at supermarkets.
Home made smoothies are simple to make and the choice of ingredients is up to you, you can use milk, both white and chocolate instead of juice and you do not need to sue frozen yogurt, although I do recommend frozen fruit , simply for its ease of use. Bananas can be used fresh which is what I do, a smoothie is an excellent way to use bananas that are getting a bit too ripe.
Smoothies are great for breakfast, lunch and even an evening snack.
Banana, Berry, Orange Juice Smoothie:
½ cup frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
1 cup orange juice, I use pulp free juice.
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, unsalted, roasted
½ cup crushed ice.
Place all the ingredients in a blender, adding the orange juice last. Blend for 60 seconds. Makes 2 glasses.
We have smoothies 2-3 times per week for breakfast and make both juice and milk based smoothies. On some afternoons I will have another one, sometimes because that is all I feel like making and sometimes because I really do enjoy the taste.
The smoothies are an ideal way to start your day, especially, if you are a later riser and do not leave yourself enough time to prepare a larger breakfast and just do not feel like or have on hand a dry cereal.
We eat less dry cereal now, than we used to before we began enjoying a morning liquid breakfast. I still eat all-bran now and then, but the smoothie gives me what I need with little muss and fuss.