TV (take six!)

by Holly on April 25, 2012

in breakfast,recipes,TV appearances

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.


Danielle April 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Smoothies are so perfect in warm weather. Tasty and filling. Congrats on yet another fabulous TV appearance!

Also, happy belated! Apparently you started blogging one year and one day after I did. We’re practically blog birthday twins :).

Erica April 25, 2012 at 6:27 pm

1 Chunky monkey please! I adore smoothies- best summer breakfast. You are so darn cute on film. Yayyyy for Chobani!

Lauren April 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm

You are becoming such a natural I foresee a spot on Foodnetwork in your future! ;)

Katie April 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

So great! I watched you clip, you rock.

Louise@ Los Angeles Criminal Attorney April 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Greek yogurt and Lime are my favorite! Wow, I can’t wait to see you in your own cooking show!

Amy April 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I think I’ll have to try the Chunky Monkey tomorrow yum!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 25, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Avocados in smoothies rocks!!! They freeze well, so it’s the perfect thing to do when you only eat half. Then you have a smoothie ready to go. :)

I bet that Chunky Monkey is tasty with some kahlua…

Megan (Braise the Roof) April 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Come to Chicago and make me a smoothie? K, thanks. :)

KaraHadley April 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm

You are such a natural on TV. And I would totally love smoothies IF I could be satisfied without chewing. Smoothies (and pureed soups), just don’t do it for me. But cocktails do, so I might be making that mojito smoothie.

Hillary April 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I drink smoothies like it is my JOB in the summer (for the record, it is not my job, sadly). Totally trying this tropical avocado one, since my banana-yogurt-spinach-cocoa powder one is getting a wee bit old.

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate April 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm

TV star!

Garet April 26, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I tried your mint mixed berry cucumber recipe, and it was fantastic!

Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed April 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I need to get back on the smoothie train. I was making them all the time and then sadly stopped. These recipes sound delicious… I need a mojito smoothie in my life ASAP!

Happy Belated to your blog :D

Frances April 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm

happy birthday, blog! very cool.

i think…i think that while i really don’t like eating avocados on their own, maybe they might be awesome for texture in a smoothie.

Jessica May 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

I really wish I could keep a blender at my desk at work. I know my co-workers would give me stink eye, but I want that mint berry smoothie!!!

kelsey May 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

a) I love that you used “frisky” in your post b) you were born for tv, adorable

Christine @ Savoury Traveller May 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Ha ha – your rationalization is exactly why I typically have avoided smoothies in the past! If I have to eat all my fruits and veggies for the day, there is precious little room for much else. However, lately I’ve managed to make room for dessert nearly every day and it wouldn’t hurt to substitute handfuls of chocolate chips and strawberries with a little chunky monkey, now would it? Thanks as always for the inspiration!!

Jessica May 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I need both the chunky monkey AND mint berry cucumber smoothie up in ma grill. asap!

I’ll be back home in a few weeks and cannot waittttt to get my smoothie on once I have access to a blender again! You did great on camera, as always! That tv station loves you!

Mackenzie May 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

AGH! holly, how do you know me better than i know myself. i was frantically trying to figure out what silly lunch i’d take on my way to the beach and I’MMA GET MY SMOOTHIE ON NOW. you are a goddess.

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