My kids LOVE strawberries, so we had no problem keeping up with the many pints they sent this spring, but they don't feel the same about blueberries. ~Well, The Boy does, but without a little help from his sister, he can't quite keep up.
As a result, I found myself with A LOT of blueberries.
Being something of a genius, *winks*
I froze them...
and started using them as a base for a breakfast smoothie.
Then I ran out of Greek yogurt, so I had to improvise.~ I am a self-professed genius after all! *rolls eyes at self*
I started with a handful for frozen blueberries, added a leaf of kale, ~another one of those items I was looking for ways to use~ half a banana, a quarter avocado and enough orange juice to make my blender happy...
... and this is what I ended up with!
It's such a delicious and easy way to start the day. If I double the batch and the children don't want it, it'll even keep in the fridge. The combination of the avocado and banana give it the creaminess I like and the frozen blueberries negate the need for ice.
I can't wait until we start getting raspberries and peaches in a few weeks!
Single Mom in the South's No-Dairy Berry Smoothie
|Here's one with blackberries|
1 leaf kale, stem removed
1/4 cup orange juice ~more if needed
assorted berries ~ optional
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend. Add more orange juice to reach desired consistency. Refrigerate leftovers.
Yield: 1 serving
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