Monday, April 12, 2010

RECIPE: Berry Banana Smoothie

Today, two of my girlfriends and I took a little field trip to the Dekalb Farmers' Market in Atlanta.  Wow!  It was incredible!  I can't believe I haven't been there before.  While we were there, I picked up some fresh blueberries, purple potatoes, organic milk, dill weed, bananas, regular potatoes and fresh mint.

This week for the FNCCC at I Blame My Mother, we're working on Chef Robert Irvine's recipes.  I love his show Dinner Impossible.  He has to create dinner on the fly for usually a large group of people.  He comes up with some really great ideas.  

I kept it simple this week since we have a ton of strawberries to use up.  I chose to make his Berry Banana Smoothies.  I didn't have any frozen yogurt so we just used our regular yogurt.  But I used some of the frozen strawberries so that made up for the lack of ice and frozen yogurt.  I also halved the recipe since I was just feeding the kids and I.

Berry Banana Smoothies
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup chopped frozen strawberries
1 ripe banana, broken into pieces
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk
3 teaspoons fresh mint

Combine all ingredients in a blender (or your fabulous Magic Bullet) 

and blend until smooth.  

Serve immediately.  

These were really good.  
I would never have thought about adding the mint 
but it added a nice subtle flavor.  

Be sure to visit I Blame My Mother to see what recipes others are whipping up!

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Christina said...

YUM! I made smoothies yesterday morning, but I'm sure fresh fruit is better than frozen!
My mom uses purple potatos for a Filipino dessert! I've never seen it in anything else! What are you gonna do with them?

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

YummY! Smoothies are one of my normal breakfast fares. I'll have to try this one! :D

Susie said...

Nothing better than a good smoothie!!

Brenda said...

Looks like a great breakfast.

Heather said...

Yummy! With the warmer weather we've been having, I'm ready for smoothies :) This recipe looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

I love smoothies and I'll be trying this one!

Kathleen said...

I love having smoothies for breakfast I just hate cleaning the blender!

SnoWhite said...

Yummy! I bet the mint makes it nice and fresh :)

@ Kathleen -- I've found that rinsing the blender right away after I make the smoothie makes cleaning it so much easier. I take it apart and run water over all of it. No stuck on dried fruits for me :)

Candi said...

@Kathleen - I know what you mean! But SnoWhite is right. I try to remember to rinse it out. I love the Magic Bullet because when you remove the blade, there's enough room for your hand and arm to clean it all up. It's great!

Ticia said...

Oh yummy. I'm with everyone else I love smoothies.

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Looks delicious glad you guys loved it, and that farmer's market sounds fun. I've always wanted to plant purple potatoes, lol.

Sarah said...

I make smoothies almost daily. Will have to try the mint!

mub said...

These look great! I thought the mint sounded like a good addition so I'm glad to hear it was!

Vera said...

Mmm...looks yummy. I'll use soymilk instead as my kids are lactose intolerant. Thank you!


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