Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Breakfast of Champions

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{Maybe not really the breakfast of champions, however Smoothies are healthy and yummy!}

During the hot summer months, I like to drink smoothies for either breakfast or lunch. Smoothies are quick, healthy, and cold.  Here are two of my favorite recipes for breakfast smoothies.


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Best Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Greek style yogurt (I like to use the honey flavored yogurt)
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 banana
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup crushed ice

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

*Note: One of my daughters who loves Greek yogurt prefers plain yogurt in smoothies.*


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Nutty Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

3/4 cup low-fat milk
3/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 banana
1 tablespoon natural almond or peanut butter (I like The Bee's Knees PB by Peanut Butter & Co.)
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Directions

Place the milk, raspberries, banana, peanut butter, and agave nectar in a blender.
Blend until smooth and frothy.

This recipe is very good with the almond butter, too.

Linking to Chris's  Us and Them  Link Party.

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

20 comments:

  1. Gradisco volentieri questo frullato,qui fa caldo!Amo molto anch'io lo yogurt greco.bacetti,Rosetta

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  2. these sound delish. I love smoothies! I can see why she prefers regular yoghurt-the greek is a bit thick. I have to try that though.

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  3. Hi Ricki...saw your link at Us and Them. These look so refreshing. I'm not a fan of greek yogurt so I'm glad you added that plain yogurt is fine. Our home grown strawberries should be out soon...can't wait to try this. Have a great week!

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  4. They look delicious! I have a smoothie machine that does not get a lot of use {it's really a glorified blender}. Time to give it a work out! Thanks for the recipes!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. Yum I love smoothies and this one looks great!!

    xoxo
    Karena
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  6. Yum! I might need to go get a smoothie today! How refreshing on these hot summer days! :)

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  7. Oh I will have to try it with the Greek yogurt. We have always used plain but you know how I am addicted to the Greek stuff now. Heading to the market today and am putting it on my list.

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  8. oh yum,, love the photo as well what alovely napkin and napkin holder,

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  9. How are you? I am trying to catch up with my blogger friends. I love smoothies too.

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  10. Ooooh thanks for the recipes! I LOVE smoothies. And honey flavored greek yougurt is my fave. :)

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  11. The picture is making me hungry. :)

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  12. what a beautiful setting to enjoy a pink smoothie
    We treat ourselves once a month to a strawberry smoothie :) YUM
    Amy

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  13. These look delicious! I make a smoothie almost every day!

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  14. You're making my mouth water! I am always saying I'm going to make smoothies...but then I don't know where to start! Thanks for these recipes! Looks like the perfect afternoon snack! ♥

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  15. These look delish! Never used the Greek yogurt in my smoothies.I will have to try this.

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  16. I love smoothies! Sometime I even throw in a little oatmeal (uncooked) and/or ground flax seed. Good for the cholesterol you know.

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  17. You know I LOVE your kitchen!!!
    It is actually a little big cool here in upstate New York!
    Love, Lorraine

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  18. We need to make some smoothies. Haven't done that in forever! I have never heard of Greek yogurt. I just asked my husband and he said he loved it. I will have to save this recipe. :)

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  19. Looks sooo good and refreshing! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  20. smoothies are one of my favorite breakfasts. I use 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk, one banana, 1 container of flavored greek yogurt, 1 TB golden ground flaxseed, 1 TB chia seed. If I know I am going to be gone for a while I will also add the 1 scoop of a spoon of almond butter. I am enjoying your blog, thank you

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