Our youngest is home from college this summer and we've been treating ourselves with smoothies each morning. Too much work that early in the day? No worries, just put everything in your blender jar the night before so the only thing you'll have to do in the morning is to walk your groggy self into the kitchen and hit the power switch.
This recipe was inspired by Alton Brown. It's not only delicious, but it contains high vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber so it's nutritious too!
Start with strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and bananas (amounts given in the recipe below). You can use fresh or frozen fruit.
If you use frozen fruit, place it in the blender jar and store overnight in fridge (to partially thaw) or on the counter (to fully thaw) before processing. Makes for quicker morning prep too.
Add pomegranate juice and milk (or milk substitute).
Blend until smooth.
Gotta love how fast and easy smoothies are to make.
Breakfast for two - one for me and one for you.
And here's my little tip for cleaning that dirty blender jar. Fill it with some water and ONE DROP of liquid dish soap.
Cover and blend, blend, blend.
All the junk is dislodged from the jar and lid - just a quick rinse and it's ready for breakfast tomorrow.
Berry Breakfast Smoothie
makes 2 servings
4 ounce strawberries
4 ounces blueberries
4 ounces peaches
4 ounces bananas
4 ounces pomegranate juice
4 ounces milk (or milk substitute)
Weight all ingredients and place in blender or food processor; blend until smooth.
adapted from Alton Brown