Tuesday, May 18, 2010

With sunshine and summer come smoothies

During the dreary time between October and April, making healthy fruit smoothies or eating fruit at all is about as familiar to me as the Antarctic. However, as soon as the sun starts shining and it is warm again in May, I want salads, smoothies, fresh food, and lots of it all.

My mum bought me a fantastic blender for Christmas and man has it been getting a workout the last week. I'm loving my fruit smoothies! It feels so good on the stomach, it's quick, it's healthy, and it keeps me regular. (Apologies for some major TMI there.)

I use milk, yogurt, frozen fruit, and ground flaxseed in my smoothies. There are, of course, endless options for smoothies: maybe you're more of a crushed ice person, or a banana lover, or maybe you add sugar (please don't do the latter for the love of God).

Here are the basic rules, quantities, and ingredients I follow per serving:

1 cup milk
1/2 cup thick Greek-style vanilla yogurt
1 cup frozen fruit
2 tbsp ground flaxseed

That's it! So get that Magic Bullet out and get blending. You won't regret it.


  1. hmmm magic bullet eh? im always skeptical off products that seem gimmicky like this, but you like yours eh? :)
    maybe i'll check it out

  2. hey tia! it's so cool that you have ready my blog. i've definitely been MIA for a while.

    i don't actually have a magic bullet, but i do have a black & decker blender that works well. it's kind of loud and i haven't really figured it all out yet, but it was a gift from my mum and i have made smoothies and soups so far in it and that's worked out.