In the midst of celebrating three years on Monday, I forgot to mention I was on TV again.
Back on Madison’s News 3 This Morning show and this time…with SMOOTHIES!
You must know, I have a deep, borderline-obsessive love for smoothies. Not only are they the most perfect food to sip on a steamy summer day and the quickest morning breakfast ever (and easy for drinking on-the-go), but they just taste super.dang.good. And you can pack your 5-a-day of vegetables and fruits in just ONE smoothie! Boom, done. After my morning breakfast smoothie, I say bring on the bagels, nachos and ice cream!
At least, that’s my personal rationalization.
Just go with it.
It’s easy to get stuck in smoothie ruts, however. The same ol’ banana + strawberry or banana + protein powder or blueberries + yogurt will get you down. Life is short! Switch up your smoothie routine people. Someday, when you’re old and living to 150 years old, you’ll be so glad you did.
A Mint Berry Cucumber Smoothie (a.k.a. mojito smoothie, white rum optional) will hydrate and hit your 5-a-day goal by 8am. A Chunky Monkey smoothie will satisfy your desire to eat Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream for breakfast. And a Tropical Avocado Smoothie will look slightly green and weird but taste anything but…it’s creamy, sweet and filling.
All smoothies serve one.
Now…where are my nachos?
Mint Berry Cucumber Smoothie: In a food processor or blender, blend 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries, juice of 1 lime, 1/2 cucumber that’s been peeled + diced and 6 to 8 mint leaves. If you’re feeling frisky, add 1 ounce of white rum and consider this a Berry Mojito Smoothie*.
*Must be 21 and older, please
Chunky Monkey Smoothie: In a food processor or blender, blend 1 cup milk of your choice, 1 frozen banana, 1 to 2 T peanut butter, 1 T cocoa powder, 2 scoops vanilla protein powder and an optional dash of cinnamon. This smoothie also makes an excellent dessert, just for the record.
Tropical Avocado Smoothie: In a food processor or blender, blend 1/2 cup 100% orange juice, 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks, 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks, 2 scoops vanilla protein powder and 1/4 avocado OR 1/2 small avocado.