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Blackberry Breakfast Smoothie

Updated on March 16, 2011

Any Berry Breakfast Smoothie.

I'm ashamed to admit that I have a big stack of paperwork sitting on my desk that needs to be done, yesterday. I hate paper work so I found a great job to do instead. Reorganize the fridge and freezer. To my great delight at the back of the top shelf I found a few more tubs of blackberries. Picked last summer, with my sidekicks (granddaughters). I had the best amazing crop of blackberries last year. Looking at them now, they are huge, big, round, juicy and so sweet. Yum.

As I haven't had breakfast yet, I thought one of my smoothies would sure hit the spot. And it did. So now I think I might want to share my recipe with you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blackberries ( any berries can be substituted)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (plain yogurt can be used which is a bit more tangy tasting so you might need a bit more honey for sweetening)
  • 1 cup of orange juice (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup honey ( depending on the sweetness of your berries and your taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds (dry roasted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. (if you want to drink your smoothie with a straw, other wise add the sunflowers at the end). Pour into two tall glasses (one for now and one for later). Enjoy.

Darn, that pile of papers is still sitting there. What can I come up with now, to do? Wash down the walls? Clean out the Garage,...which would take longer?...Hmmm

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    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Sorry Decrescendo I somehow missed your comment. These smoothies are not a diet. They're just plain good treats for breakfast or just for fun.

      regards Zsuzsy

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Stacie!I don't see anything wrong with soymilk as a replacement for the buttermilk. Did you know that if you have the soymilk almost to freezing cold it actually froth up really well? (as does skim milk) suks about your blender.

      Thanks for taking a look. regards Zsuzsy

    • Stacie Naczelnik profile image

      Stacie Naczelnik 

      10 years ago from Seattle

      Zsuzsy - I love berry smoothies. I would probably use some soymilk and a banana instead of the buttermilk thought - but that's my preference. I bet the buttermilk makes it very creamy. My blender broke last night while making a smoothie - argh.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Knowledge Sponge! (I love your name) Thanks for taking a look.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Knowledge Sponge 

      10 years ago from Oceanside, California

      Yet another wonderful hub to go with the one I just wrote. I'm most definately linking this page in my hub when I find the time to... or perhaps I'll procrastinate... Just kidding.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks for taking a look

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Greg Boudonck 

      10 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      HMM HMM GOOD!!!

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      This is my favorite smoothy. enjoy

      regards Zsuzsy

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      IĆ°unn 

      10 years ago

      that sounds wonderful. I love fresh berries pretty much anyway they are served.

    • Isabella Snow profile image

      Isabella Snow 

      10 years ago

      Hey this is very cool, I was just thinking of trying to make smoothies!! :)

    • compu-smart profile image

      Compu-Smart 

      10 years ago from London UK

      Don't worry Zsuzsy, I am the King lol;)

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks for taking a look Cgull. Enjoy.

      regards Zsuzsy

    • cgull8m profile image

      cgull8m 

      10 years ago from North Carolina

      I will definitely try, I love Blackberries. Sounds nice. Cheers.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I'll probably will continue as always, complain and drag my butt quarterly, then when it's done I wonder what all the fuss was about, it really isn't that bad. I find it very disturbing, working to be able to pay all the bills, then spend more time working to figure out how much to give away in taxes. The burden we bear when we're self-employed.Big deep sigh...

      regards Zsuzsy

    • LdsNana-AskMormon profile image

      Kathryn Skaggs 

      10 years ago from Southern California

      So, where do go from here? lol

      tDMg

      LdsNana-AskMormon

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks for taking a look LdsNana-AskMormon. I think the only way my paper work will ever get done on time is to hire someone to do it. On the other hand my fridge, freezer, & garage would still be a mess if I wouldn't have procrastinated.

      regards Zsuzsy

    • LdsNana-AskMormon profile image

      Kathryn Skaggs 

      10 years ago from Southern California

      Zsuzy Bee-

      YOU TRICKED ME! I have paper 'stacks', more than one - that I need to manage... So I thought I was going to get some amazingly great way to organized them? But oh no, I find that you are just like ME! LOL

      tDMg

      LdsNana-AskMormon

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks for visiting Compu-smart. I'm proud to claim the title of Queen of Procrastination (Only when it comes to paper work). I was up till three thirty in the morning finishing it.

      regards Zsuzsy

    • compu-smart profile image

      Compu-Smart 

      10 years ago from London UK

      Zsuzsy, This recipe sounds great..anything to do with Berry and Smoothie always make great and healthy drink and what a great way to consume sunflower seeds which are very healthy with the drink!

      Thanks.

      PS.Don't forget you have paper work sitting there.!;)

    • Bob Ewing profile image

      Bob Ewing 

      10 years ago from New Brunswick

      emailed blackberries hmmm

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      You should try it. It works with all types of berries and actually is good with peaches too.

      thanks for visiting

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Hector Herrera 

      10 years ago from Dominican Republic

      This is a great recipe. Very healthy and I am sure very delicious.

      Congratulations

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile imageAUTHOR

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I could e-mail you some! Thanks for your visit.

      regards Zsuzsy

    • Bob Ewing profile image

      Bob Ewing 

      10 years ago from New Brunswick

      I have not had blackberries since summer 2006, now i want some,

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