Saturday, June 23, 2012

Smooth

So, I'm sitting here, about to write a new post for this blog. There was something in particular I was to write about. Then I thought I'd check the blogs I follow, as I haven't done that for ages. Came up with some great inspirations for craft projects too, which is a bonus.

Before I started pounding the keyboard, I went to the kitchen for a snack of some sort. Having had a craving lately for smoothies, I threw one together.

 
Antique Glass Spin Blender, from MidwestfarmFinds
 
Wikipedia defines a smoothie as, "a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit and in special cases can contain chocolate or peanut butter (YUM!! -- my reaction). In addition to fruit, many smoothies include crushed ice, frozen fruit, honey, or contain syrup and ice ingredients."

As I was cleaning up, It occurred to me that I could write about it.  After all, more mundane things have been written about, right? The only trouble was that I had not taken any photos while I was engaged in the task. I have to admit it takes getting used to to always document any (semi)interesting thing I do, so I can post it to this blog. It makes the activity take so much longer. So I am using other people's photos, until the final product--I remembered to snap a pic of that before guzzling sipping...

I didn't use a recipe, just threw everything in and tasted it until it met my exacting standards (!)

First in was plain yogurt...

...then a whole banana.
 
Felt Food Banana with Removable Peel, from ThePixiePalace

Next was some frozen berry mixture. I think the partial package has been in the freezer since last summer, so it was time it was used.Using frozen fruit makes the drink cold, without diluting it with ice cubes.

Strawberries and  blueberries
A drip of orange juice

 
Vintage Beach Advertisement, from FrenchFrouFrou

and a few drops of vanilla
 Vintage Vanilla Bottles, from OurVintageKitchen

Turn on the blender, make a few taste adjustments and voila, here it is!


Perfect refreshment for a hot summer day (sorry, Nadya, I know winter is beginning in Australia), not to mention less calories than a milkshake and health benefits of all sorts.




2 comments:

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Ha! Great minds think alike! Although we are freezing our toes off here I have been braving smoothies and raw juices everyday!!! Tonight I had pawpaw, vanilla yogurt and nutmeg together and I was enjoying it when I read your post! I always feel so energetic when have fruit and veggie drinks, thanks for sharing your recipe:)

Annmarie Pipa said...

a family favorite here...perfect in so many ways..