Wednesday, July 10, 2013

No-Dairy Berry Smoothie

It's Summer Break for this Sorta Southern Single Teacher.  That means more time to relax, which for me equals more time in the kitchen.  I've gone on and on and on about my love for the CSA I am using this year and my desire not to sub out items so I can learn to use things in new ways.  

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
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 leaf kale, stem removed
1/2 banana
1/4 avocado
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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The Dose of Reality said...

This sounds really delicious! I have been trying to figure out a way to try kale, and this is perfect! :)-Ashley

Aleta said...

These sound great and my husband will appreciate the no dairy. That doesn't go well for him (or me, meaning his gas issues!)

angie said...

Looks delicious! I'm definitely going to try this!!!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I hope you are well. That sounds great.

Leah said...

Sounds yummy.I've never tried Kale so now I'm curious!

Ilene Evans said...

This looks delish! I love avocado in my smoothie!