Sarah’s Berry-licious Smoothie

| May 12, 2006 | 1 Comment
Okay, so there really is no sunshine here today. In fact, I think the sun just flat out took a weeks vacation from here in Connecticut because all I have seen all week is rain, clouds and more heavy rain. Today in particular, it’s pouring outside. Yuck. I have gardening to do!In any case, I woke up this morning pretty hungry and wanting to blog about what I ate. The problem? I didn’t feel like cooking anything. At all. I considered making crepes for a few fleeting moments but ultimately decided that it would indeed be a no-cooking morning.

Taking survey of my fridge, I realized the perfect answer to a cooking-free day: a smoothie.

The best thing about a smoothie is you get a lot of nutrients and don’t have to do a lot – just blend and sip. Of course, since this is early spring produce, that means that the fruit isn’t so sweet (okay, the blueberries are downright sour!) so I added a little sugar to make up for it. So sue me. I needed it to be sweet.

Sarah’s Berry-licious Smoothie
Serves 1-2
5 large strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup blueberries
1 cup skim milk
1 cup ice
1 tbsp superfine sugarCombine all ingredients in a blender and blend until well mixed.

NOTES:

This recipe calls for superfine sugar. Please note that is not the same as confectioners sugar. It is like granulated, except it dissolves faster and easier into liquids. Domino’s makes it, and it can be found in most grocery stores (now before you go off on me because you don’t think yours carries it, check. I didn’t think mine did, but was surprised to find it right next to the Sugar in the Raw).

Also, for added nutrition, you could throw in a little protein powder too. Don’t ask me what kind or how much, I haven’t a clue, but I thought of that while consuming my smoothie this morning.

Category: Breakfasts, drinks, Recipes

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Virtual Frolic says:

    Looks great! I read that you can also grind granulated sugar to make super-fine sugar. (I needed it awhile back, and it’s hard to find here!)

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