Growing up, my mom would make me a smoothie every morning and take it to my bed, where I would drink it half asleep. Then I would go back to bed and sleep until lunch time. Call me lazy and spoiled, but I am just not a morning person, and my mom was just trying to get me some nutrients before noon. Fast forward 15 years later and I still have smoothies pretty much every morning, although I have to get up a whole 5 minutes before I’m supposed to just to make them. Maybe I am a little lazy, because the best thing about smoothies is that I don’t even have to chew anything that early in the morning.
Last week I got a basket of organic fruits and vegetables, and I was in smoothie heaven. My favorite was a Peach Smoothie:
- Fresh-squeezed juice of one orange (about ¾ cup)
- ½ cup of almond milk
- Lowfat strawberry yogurt (4 oz. container)
- ½ banana
- 1 peach
Blended it all in for one large delicious glass of only 300 calories.