Five Island Sojourners

A blog about Homeschool, Cooking and Life in the Tropics

Smoothie Time

on July 26, 2012

I love to whip up a yummy smoothie!  Yogurt based, berry smoothies are my favorite.  But you can throw in just about anything fruity and it will turn out delicious.  I have a friend who loves peanut butter-banana smoothies.  What has come of this world?

Throw all of this into a blender:

1/2 cup non-fat yogurt
1 or 2 Tablespoons of Honey
A couple of strawberries
Half a banana
10 blueberries

If you like the smoothie colder, throw in a few ice cubes.  Blend these up and you’ve got yourself one cup of healthy deliciousness.

I would probably make them more often if my blender wasn’t so janky.  It literally takes about 5 minutes of ranting and raving, turning the blender on and off, shoving all kinds of utensils in there to clean out the blades (when the blender’s off of course- I’ve done it while the blades are still turning and trust me, the smoothies no good with chunks of bamboo in it).

Here’s my smoothie from last night– so luscious! I drank this while watching Pride and Prejudice for the  one hundredth time.  I can’t decide if I like the old classic Colin Firth version (Darcy coming out of the pond– the look of utter shock, self-recrimination on Lizzie’s face: priceless!) or the new-fangled Keira Knightly movie (Darcy coming out of the mist, Lizzie expels a light puff of air in joyful surprise– its magical.)  So, I just watched both. My favorite line, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.”  Oh Jane, you so crazy.

If you’re like me, and if you are, you may want to check yourself into the nearest mental facility.  But, seriously, it’s not just difficult to find fresh berries on our island– it’s impossible.   And therefore, I don’t want to hear anyone complaining when your grocery’s out of fresh berries.  Here’s what you do: stock up on the fresh berries when they’re on sale.  Usually, when they’re on sale, it means they’re in season, and therefore cheaper.  Spread them out on a baking sheet and freeze them for several hours.  Pop them in a ziploc baggy and keep them in the freezer.  When it’s smoothie time, just pull out a few frozen berries for your smoothie.  It will keep the smoothie cold and you will LOVE yourself.

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3 responses to “Smoothie Time

  1. Krisie says:

    I’m into smoothies now too, due to taking powder vitamins which are really helping my energy level. I use a juice base and frozen 1/2 banana, and usually frozen strawberries, but cherries work great too as do peach/mango. The combos are endless. 🙂

  2. Krisie says:

    Oh and I’d watch Pride and Prejudice with you anytime. Haven’t seen the new one, I guess I should.

  3. islandsoujourner says:

    Hey Krisie! Let’s watch it together in 2014 when we visit next time. We plan to be there a couple of weeks, Lord willing. It’s gonna be AWESOME!

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