Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Recipe / Sour Smoothie


Having recently acquired a blender thanks to my wonderful roommate, I've decided to branch out my breakfast options beyond the usual fruit & toast/fruit & yogurt. I'm constantly getting stuck in a breakfast rut. It's nice to kick off the day with something a little different. Smoothie for one, please! I've tried my fair share of smoothie combos and this one is definitely one of my favorites. (Although all this trial and error has taught me there really is no way to mess up a smoothie. Stick to yummy fruits and you'll be fine.) 


For this smoothie, I paired about a half cup of frozen raspberries with a half cup of frozen blueberries, a serving of Activia yogurt (ain't no shame in my game), a packet of Raspberry Lemonade Crystal Light, a few ice cubes and enough Almond Milk to mix it all together. I know fresh fruit would be "better," but frozen is so much cheaper and it won't go bad after a week. (I'm totally that person that buys a container of fruit and then forgets about it in the back of the fridge until what seems like the day after it's gone bad. It's not completely gross, but just gross enough to make it questionable. Thus- frozen fruit is my best friend.) This smoothie came out perfect- thick and delicious. The Crystal Light is what really makes it all come together. It combines with the raspberry & adds the perfect amount of sour kick. Yum yum! There's something about a sweet & sour smoothie that's just the perfect way to kick off the day. And so much cheaper than going to Jamba Juice!


What are you favorite ingredients to add to a smoothie?

7 comments:

  1. I need to try this!! Sounds amazing.

    -AW

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  2. Whoa this sounds rockin'! I've never heard of adding a crystal light packet to a smoothie! Plus, I think that it just makes more sense to put in frozen fruit - they act like ice cubes, meaning you add more fruit and less ice cubes! If that makes sense.

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    1. Totally! I like for my smoothies to be thick & freezing. So the more frozen elements I incorporate, the longer it stays thick. Yummmm.

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  3. Looks like a really yummy smoothie - don't actually know what crystal light is, could be because Australia lacks most awesome food products... I am guessing it's not made with pseudoephed though... sorry I watch too much Breaking Bad...

    xo Emily @ Hungry Delights

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, Crystal Light might just be a US thing. Haha it's just something you add to water to make juice. And it's only 5 calories! Super yummy.

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  4. This was super delicious! Definitely in a smoothie kick, this one was yummy and very convenient to make :)

    Thanks for the recipe!
    Bridie P.

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