June 28, 2008

Blueberry Smoothie

Something sweet, but not too sweet, that's cool and refreshing - oh yes, a blueberry smoothie is just the thing. I've mentioned on several occasions how much I love Ellie Krieger's cookbook, The Food You Crave. It truly is a fantastic book and you can use her ideas as a jumping off point. Tonight, I wanted something sweet after dinner, but also didn't want a ton of calories which would make me feel like I overate. I started with her recipe for a blueberry smoothie, but had to sub orange juice for the non-fat milk since we didn't have any left (gotta do food shopping tomorrow morning!).

So simple, and honestly, you can just use whatever frozen fruit you have on hand. I used 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 1 cup of vanilla non-fat yogurt, 1/2 cup orange juice and about 1 teaspoon of honey. Blend it all together and serve. It made about 3 servings, and my Oldest really enjoyed it as well.

I just love something so simple and satisfying! I have a huge sweet tooth, so giving up my sweets is really not an option when I am trying to watch what I eat. I think smoothies are going to be my summer dessert option.

3 comments:

That Girl said...

Last time I was in Barnes and Noble I looked for Ellie's book and they didn't have it! Looks like I'm going to have to order it.

Patsyk said...

Wow - how could B&N be out of this fantastic book? I got mine through Amazon cheaper though... of course if you do the super saver shipping you may end up buying more than one book, like me!

Kristen said...

What I love about smoothies is they really are so versatile!

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