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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fruit Smoothies


with this heat that has descended upon the east coast, i've been unable to write -- not because i am lacking in internet hookup but because it appears that the sun has made my brain into a desert and i am wallowing in this scorching madness that is july. i am a sweaty mess, grumpy to the core and the worst? i feel fat. sweaty hot AND heifer-feeling. not a good combo, friends.

if time permits and we plan accordingly, dw will make me a to-go smoothie in the morning to wake me up and hopefully cheer me up without making me feel bloated. he introduced me to the Vitamix this year (how i lived my life prior to this introduction is beyond me!) which pulverizes everything into a smooth, creamy frenzy and the end product provides the best brain freeze ever. desert for a brain vs. brain freeze? come on, friends, which would you choose?

Fruit Smoothie
serves 2
fruits used depending on availability and season

1 banana, usually frozen if we plan right
handful of berries: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries... if we're feeling daring, we add ALL THREE!
splash of juice to thin, usually oj
about 2/3 cup organic PLAIN yogurt
honey or agave nectar, to taste

add all ingredients into a blender and process until desired consistency.

fyi: it's peach season, take advantage!


  1. DW's fruit smoothies have changed our lives.

  2. I have a smoothie for breakfast each morning as well. I use fat free vanilla yogurt instead of the plain yogurt though and I don't always use a banana. Delicious!

  3. The man cooks AND has a Vitamix? Girl, you've got it good.

  4. Every time I visit, I leave convinced you and I share quite a bit of culinary DNA, and, frankly, it makes me smile.

    I've been doing the smoothie lifestyle all year, and my default option is almost exactly like yours - banana/strawberry/Fruit X/orange juice - and let the sound of my blender try to wake me up.

  5. For awhile there I thought I read "the sun has made my brain into a dessert"... I'd put a scoop of ice cream into mine and defeat the purpose of a healthy smoothie, you know how it goes.

  6. this looks amazing..
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  7. What a lovely color this smoothie is. Peaches are incredible, I never want peach season to end!

  8. @jeremy, truth. he's changed a lot of things in my life, all for the better. :)

    @elleswim, it's all about the variety and flexibility of this recipe that i love so much.

    @wendi, i have it very good and i count my lucky stars

    @jeff, you darling commenter, you always make me smile! i've taken to having this for dinner too... not to wake me up or keep me awake, but to keep me cool in these hot summer nights...

    @pickyin, then it would be a delightful milkshake and the world would be all the more sweeter for it! :)

    @jay, thank you.