Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blueberry Smoothies

This is one of my very favorite ways to use up fruit. I sometimes buy fruit simply to make these awesome smoothies. Our family enjoys drinking them and I feel good that I'm giving them healthy things to eat and drink. I got this recipe several years ago from a Jello ad in a magazine and I've kind of just adapted it. There's really no set recipe. You can do it to your own taste, and I love that you can use whatever fruit combination or any kind of pudding you want to.

Blueberry Smoothies

Fruit - I've used raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, bananas you can use whatever you
want in whatever combinations you want. If I'm using bananas I usually use 2 very ripe bananas. Usually for the berries I've used about a half of the container of strawberries and the blueberries and raspberries usually come in smaller containers, so I've used the whole thing. Blueberries and raspberries are small enough that you don't need to cut up your fruit, but if you're using larger fruit make sure to slice it up.

Pudding - half a 4 serving box or about 1/4 cup. You can use whatever you would like or have on hand, make sure it's instant. I've used vanilla, french vanilla, white chocolate, cheesecake. I'm sure that chocolate would be awesome with some of those fruits too.

1/3 cup of sugar - you need to sweeten up that fruit.

Milk - I have to be honest, I never measure this, but just pour it in on top of everything else in the blender until the amount is up to about the 4 or 4 1/2  cup line on the side of the blender. 

Blend all ingredients, I usually start out with the slowest speed and then make sure to blend on the highest speed as well, just so the fruit isn't in huge chunks. 

No comments:

Post a Comment