Mary Berry Smoothie


M L Recipe

By M L mcmaven


Rating:
Serves:
1
Prep:
5 Min
Method:
Blend
Comments:

This is my go-to breakfast. I like using blueberries and strawberries, but any combination of frozen fruit - except peaches - seems to work well.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I don't know about you, but I like to enjoy smoothies in the morning as I get my day going in the Test Kitchen!  And this recipe from Mary is a really good one - The flavors are a great mix.  In fact, it was so good I had to fix another one the next day!

[Read more about this recipe in Janet's Notebook!]

Ingredients

1 c
yogurt, fat-free vanilla
1 c
milk
2 Tbsp
protein powder, vanilla
1/8 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
blueberries, frozen
1/2 c
strawberries, frozen
5
ice cubes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add ingredients to blender and hit start!
2
Note: Depending on the sweetness of the berries you may want to add some extra sweetener. I like to use just a little bit of honey.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Back to School
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy


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59 Comments

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connie deedrick cdeedrick
Oct 2, 2013
I'm sure lots of you do this, but just a reminder...don't throw away over ripe bananas. just peel, break in half and freeze. When added to other smoothie ingredients, they help to thicken and sweeten the smoothie. (Bananas get a bad rep because we think they're a little fattening, but as my weight watchers leader says says, "none of us got fat from eating too many bananas!".
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Lee Huddy luvtocook10
Sep 6, 2012
This smoothie looks sooo good. I like the proteien powder and vanilla. This is one of very few recipes I've viewed on this sight that is actually healthy for kids. Everything I've seen seems to be filled with sugar and butter. No wonder our kids are obese. Seriously.
I will add the proteinpowder to my smoothies. However, I don't add the ice cubes or milk. I have found that the ice cubes dilute the smoothie too much. By adding frozen fruits you are already adding ice cubes in a sense. When the fruit freezes it's also capturing the liquid within the fruit thus replacing the ice cubes. I don't add milk 'cause I don't like milk. Thank you for the recipe. I'll be sure to use this for my after school cooking class this year.
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M L mcmaven
Jan 9, 2012
The protein powder is definitely optional, so feel free to leave it out or substitute with Greek yogurt instead. I would recommend still using the vanilla flavored variety, tho, as that adds a nice sweetness that you don't get from plain yogurt. Total open for experimentation, tho. :)
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Kathleen Nicholson Kathianne
Jan 9, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Stephanie Fagerhaug stephiebear
Jan 8, 2012
Sounds like our breakfast too, except we use Plain Greek Yogurt, which gives us our protein needed, without the added sugar. Therefore, if we use this, would be still need the protein powder?