I am into smoothies lately so I decided to post another recipe. I love concocting all types of smoothies adding fresh herbs (mint, parsley and basil), various fruits and sometimes yogurt for some healthy probiotics and a protein boost.
Todays concoction….a Blueberry Kiwi Minty smoothie which was totally scrumtrulescent if I do say so myself!
Recently our blender broke….perhaps too many smoothies overworked the poor thing. So, Russ decided he and my son Brennan would pick up a new blender. And what blender did the get?
They picked up a blender called the Ninja! Does that sound like something 2 boys/men would buy? Well, yes, of course it does! Ha! It does not simply have one blade in the bottom of the blender like traditional blenders… NO… this blender has a whole row of blades…it is serious stuff.
I am a bit technically challenged. So, at first I hated the new blender. Why? Because it requires details in setting it up to work. 1) It has to be sitting on the base –just so- 2) the top has to be aligned–just so–3) and honestly, I am way too busy for these details! But, the good news is I now know how to use it properly and LOVE it! It’s so strong, I think it would blend rocks.
So my Ninja made a nice smoothie for me today….First, I grabbed a kiwifruit.
Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), blueberries are near the top when it comes to antioxidant activity per serving, a rich source of Vitamin C and manganese (important for bone development), plus are low in calories and a great source of fiber. Kiwifruit provides a nice dose of Vitamin C and potassium! Blending these nutrient rich fruits together with the yogurt, rich in calcium and protein, my body is gratefully nourished.
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 small kiwifruit (peeled)
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (sub in lactose free yogurt if on low FODMAP diet)
- 1/3 cup water
- 6 fresh mint leaves
- Blend away to a creamy texture. Enjoy!
It’s best to drink this smoothie right away as kiwi has protein degrading enzymes that will make the smoothie gloppy is you wait too long to drink!