Blender Food!

When I was in high school, summer meant two things: more sleep, and food from a blender. My sister and I were obsessed with smoothies for breakfast. Anything was fair game. The orange juice that Mom was going to make for breakfast on Sunday? Oops. It was sacrificed to the blender gods. Those raspberries that were for little brother’s birthday layer cake? Oh dear…they seem to have gone missing.

I actually wrote down one of the smoothie recipes from this time period. Here it is.

1 c crushed ice
6 oz lemon yogurt
1 orange
lemon juice, to taste

I’m pretty sure all the crushed ice is why I kept getting brain freezes from drinking them, but I persisted! (I was kind of a stubborn kid.) Today, I’m still pretty stoked about smoothies in the summer, although they seem to be getting healthier as I get older. Funny how that happens. This is my new favorite recipe.

1 c soymilk (vanilla or plain, up to you)
1/2 c plain yogurt
2/3 c frozen fruit
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 leaves kale or a handful of spinach
1 tbsp agave nectar if you’re a fan of the sweet stuff

Some of my favorite variations for the fruit: half mango, half raspberry. All strawberries. All blueberries. Any combination of berry. Peaches. Cranberries with anything else.

The main point is that blender food is fun. Mix it up!

Love, peace and pureed fruit,

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  1. Kiyomi

     /  June 19, 2012

    I still very much prefer a smoothie with that granular, icy texture, perhaps because I’m never suffered a brain freeze. Thanks for writing the recipe of old down. I’m glad to know that we used phrases like “to taste.” Thank you even more for reminding me of the joy of summer smoothies and of the deliciousness of your spinach mango smoothie in particular.


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