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Breakfast Smoothie: Mother’s Day Brunch

In keeping with the at-home Mother’s Day Brunch theme that I’m sure many of you are planning, lest not forget the little ones or teenagers!

Special occasions call for special beverages!  Rather than plain fruit juice, soda or punch, make a pitcher of Smoothies!

Even the grown-ups will enjoy this idea!

You may be asking yourself, what is a breakfast smoothie and how do I even begin to prepare it?  Well, you’ll be surprised to learn that a smoothie is simply fruits, soy milk, or yogurt blended into a rich, nutritious breakfast drink.  Do you want to know how to make a breakfast smoothie?  Here are several variations you can choose from, and the great part is – all you need is a blender!

Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry and Chocolate Smoothie
To your blender add:
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
2 bananas
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 cup plain vanilla yogurt
Mix for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Cherry and Chocolate Smoothie
To your blender add:
3 bananas
2 cups cherries
2 cups chocolate soy milk (or regular milk)
Mix for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Blueberry Smoothie
To your blender add:
1 banana
¾ cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
¼ cup vanilla yogurt
¾ cup skim milk (or whole milk if it’s for a child)
½ cup crushed ice
Mix for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Tip: To make these smoothies low in calories, just use fat free yogurt instead.

Now aren’t these just the simplest recipes you’ve ever come across?  You know, you can also make smoothies for lunch as well as breakfast.  Just substitute vegetables for a heartier, more nutritious lunch.  Some examples are: a carrot and apple smoothie; a carrot, apple and celery smoothie, or a cucumber, carrot and celery smoothie.

There are various kinds of smoothies you can make.  You can invent your own by combining different fruits and vegetables!  The vegetable smoothies are great if you don’t have time for a more traditional breakfast.  Use your imagination; you never know – you may be starting a trend at home or at work by introducing a healthy way of eating to your family and friends.