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Happily married as of 09/08. Mommy to two fun, active, adorable boys, affectionately dubbed A and Z. Mommy of three fuzzy children- Sephiroth, Malificent and Xemnas.

Author of the upcoming Stones of Terrene series. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Black Cherry Smoothie

So today for breakfast we had scrambled eggs and smoothie's. Today's smoothie's were really quite good despite not having yogurt in them. The consistancy wasn't as smooth as I like, but the flavor was strong, sweet and really good. The advantage of smoothie's is the cold-great for summer!- and the fruit-if I make smaller servings, like today, we each get about one a half fruit servings. If I make the larger size, then it's about two or more fruit servings. Yummy! For the record, I buy all my fruit whole, and then take it home, rinse it and then either core it or halve it or peel it, depending on the fruit. I take the pits out of the cherries, the stems out of the strawberries, etc. Grab a cookie baking dish and place a dry paper towel on it, spread fruit and freeze. Once frozen, toss it into a ziploc bag, so it's ready to pull out at any moment for smoothie's or other recipes! So with that as background, here's the recipe for today's smoothie:

*note* this is all frozen fruit! Remember that!

1 cup cherries
1 cup strawberries
3/4 cup blueberries
1- 1 1/2 cups black cherry and grape juice
handful of ice cubes

Toss into blender until smooth. (or you reach your desired consistency) Serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings- 220 calories each



I'm blessed with my grandparents old blender, and this baby works really well! I've decided I'm not a big fan of today's plastic blenders-they are way too fragile! This baby is sturdy and durable and a wonderful addition in our kitchen.



The finished product!

Also, just as a side note for everyone, if you want to make these smoothie's, glass is a much better choice than ceramic! The only downside for us having only white ceramic for glasses that size, is that when putting cherry and grape juice stuff in there, it'll stain easily. That's when baking soda becomes a very handy thing to keep stored and ready in the kitchen. ...just make sure your husbands remember to soak their cup once done, and not hours later...

2 comments:

  1. Another great tip! I always just throw it all into a freezer bag and toss into the freezer. Your way eliminates the "clumped" fruit :D

    You can always add powdered fiber like Benefiber or Metamucils Clear and Natural, flavor and grit free. Great for baking too :D

    Oh and what about adding protein powder to your smoothies, or can you not have whey as it is a by- product of dairy........I already know you can't do soy.

    dancingfatcat

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  2. Well, I can have soy in small ammounts. It's uber high in estrogen though, so I need to avoid large amounts of soy.

    We add an SP complete powder that gives lots of extra stuffs we're supposed to have. I just don't include that in my recipe. ^_^

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