Smoothies are so easy and so many fruits and vegetables can get tossed in to make a vitamin-filled treat. We keep it simple and generally stick to fruits and yogurt but I know many people who add protein powder, leafy greens, and many more ingredients to their smoothies. I really like to have a smoothie on a day I will have less control over the food available, for instance, a day with a party in the middle of the afternoon/evening. By starting with a breakfast full of fruit I know I have consumed most of my daily servings before the temptations begin.
Early in our relationship, I taught my husband a basic method to make smoothies and since then he has been the chief smoothie maker in our house. I stole a little of his thunder by making them this week but I still let him make the coffee (because I am giving like that!).
Here's how we make them:
1 cup of non-fat plain yogurt
1 - 2 cups assorted frozen fruit
add water to thin to desired consistency
This is just a platform to try new flavor combinations. The frozen fruit helps to make it more thick and creamy but a smoothie can absolutely be made entirely from fresh fruit with some ice tossed in.
With a slice of toast on the side we were all fueled up and ready to go celebrate our newly minted two-year-old on his day... after a shower.