Several years ago, my husband used to make me a strawberry smoothie every morning for breakfast. It was routine and I loved it. They were sweet, but not too sweet, and just the right consistency. Whenever he was out of town, I tried to make these smoothies myself. And it always went horribly wrong. Seriously, I’m not joking. And then I would get annoyed with myself for not being able to make a smoothie. I would also somehow end up making a huge mess. And then I would get really mad.
My husband now likes to say that he can’t cook (or make smoothies), claiming that he’s just really bad at it. Which is a lie since he was a way better cook than me at one point : ) But since I like to cook, I let it go. Right husband?
Anyway, this past weekend I decided it was time to bring back the smoothies. And I was going to do it myself. I’m happy to say that the smoothie making did not go horribly wrong this time around. Turns out I can make a smoothie. I didn’t have any strawberries, so I went with blueberries and mango. We loved the combination. These are sweet, but not too sweet, just like the ones I remembered. They take only a few minutes to throw together, perfect for breakfasts on the run.
- ¾ cup plain greek yogurt
- ¾ cup milk
- ¾ cup frozen blueberries
- ¾ cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 tablespoon honey
- splash vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Process until the mixture is completely smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add additional milk. Add additional honey if needed, depending on desired sweetness. Pour and serve immediately.
Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook