Smoothies are everywhere now, and if you’re just looking for something whole and healthy–not a breakfast option that looks like you ground up the lawn clippings, this yogurt berry smoothie is just the thing.
I have plenty of mornings I open my eyes to strange things. This morning, it was my children blaring a Native American tribal music CD a college professor gave me years ago. I don’t know why they like it so much but it’s sure to wake you up, let me tell ‘ya.
Once my feet hit the floor, I usually forget to eat breakfast. I feed the kids, but I usually forget to feed myself. A yogurt berry smoothie is great for fixing that problem. They can be made in advance and chilled in the fridge, or one glass at a time. Either way, they’re fresh, light and full of protein from the Greek yogurt and fiber from the fruit. Even if you don’t like yogurt straight up, you won’t mind it here. Feel free to substitute any fruit you have–fresh or frozen works great. If you can get your hands on fresh squeezed oranges use that as well, but if you don’t, a concentrate will work too.
I mix this drink in my food processor because I don’t have a blender. It seems to be a gadget I just don’t need that often, so I got rid of it years ago. If you use a food processor for this, make sure to cover it with a towel before you mix or you’ll be wearing part of it.
Yogurt Berry Smoothie
- 6 ounces Greek Yogurt vanilla or any fruit flavor
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries raspberries, blackberries or other fruit
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- Put all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and all ingredients are blended well.