I love smoothies--I really, really love smoothies. They are so easy and so good! The hardest part is deciding what I want to put in them. Let me give you a couple of ideas, then you can take it from there!
Some smoothies are called a meal in a glass. When the smoothie has berries and juice, they become healthy sources of carbohydrate and antioxidants. Foods that are rich in antioxidants give us an edge on our desires to become more healthy. So, here's to your health!
Place your choice of ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you want to "cool it down" throw in some ice cubes to make it a great slush.
1 1/4 cup fresh berries (or frozen)
3/4 cup plain yogurt (or vanilla yogurt is nice)
1/2 cup orange juice
2 Tbls. nonfat dry milk
1 Tbls. toasted wheat germ (if you happen to have it on hand)
1 Tbls. honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
fresh or frozen berries
plain or vanilla yogurt (if you use vanilla, you don't have to use a sweetener)
orange juice (so that it isn't too thick)
banana (and a frozen banana is great too)
You can tell everyone that you are drinking this for health reasons--but let's admit it, it is just a wonderful treat to lighten your day!