Simple Smoothies

Raise your hand if you thought you would get on the smoothie band wagon with Doctor Oz, Daphne and the whole gang!

Raise your hand if that lasted even a week.

All that shopping, cleaning and chopping of various ingredients is too much! I love and recognize kale’s magical benefits along with the rest of the world, but frankly I would rather eat it for dinner in a savory dish than hide it in a fruit smoothie. Or how about lime and cucumber? Some how I don’t think they belong in the same glass unless it is with vodka at some over-priced, trendy Boston bar specializing in “hand crafted” everything.

So I like to keep it simple when it comes to smoothies. Banana plus 1 fruit. Usually a berry. Could be fresh or could be frozen. Depends on the time of year. I add one unexpected surprise in the form of a spice. Usually a dash of cinnamon. It goes beautifully with all berries. Not too much – just a couple of dashes. Now add milk. And if you are feeling sweet – a little honey or agave. Blend and drink. No fuss, no muss – tastes yummy. Like a healthy shake. No sneaky stuff. (Plus it is a nicer color than puke green don’t you think?)

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4 comments on “Simple Smoothies

  1. lulu says:

    Agreed, the puke green is not at all appetizing. I much prefer my daily smoothies made much like yours with yogurt.

  2. Karen says:

    No smoothies in our house…green or otherwise. Would you believe I don’t have a blender. It broke during a move and I’ve never seemed to have the need to replace it.

    • cabinet stew says:

      I would believe it – I don’t have one either! I use an immersible stick blender – I use it for soups and red sauce too – much more versatile! ( I also don’t have a microwave!)

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