Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blackberry-Grapefruit Make-Ahead Smoothie

Blackberry-Grapefruit Make-Ahead Smoothie

1 1/2 – 2 cups blackberries
1 small grapefruit
1 tsp. Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens
1 TBSP. sugar
1/2 C plain yogurt
1/2 C lowfat milk
1 cup Florida’s Natural Orange Juice

Peel and de-seed the grapefruit and add it to your food processor or blender. I chopped mine up with a knife on a cutting board, which was a little clumsy, but it worked. There was a lot of juice left on the cutting board, so I poured that into my food processor as well. I was inspired to make a smoothie using grapefruit because we had a bag of this fresh, delicious fruit that a visiting relative had brought us from his backyard in Arizona, so I was really eager to put it to use!
Next, add the blackberries. Mine were frozen in a large block, so I had to hack them into pieces to make them fit into the food processor. Fresh would work equally well, although you might find you need to add a little extra juice. These blackberries came from our Grandma’s backyard, so this is a family-grown smoothie! Add the greens, sugar, and yogurt, then pour in the milk and orange juice.
Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning…
Simply pull the top half of the blender out of the fridge, plug it in, and blend until smooth!Yum!
I was worried about the consistency being affected by preparing all the ingredients ahead of time, but it was unfounded. This smoothie had a great, unique taste and is just the thing for those rushed early mornings! If you want to feel your best during cold & flu season, getting in a healthy breakfast is great way to start. For those who are in a hurry, smoothies offer a way to pack in nutritious fruit for a breakfast-on-the-go. And if you do come down with a cold, smoothies are a very smoothing way to stay hydrated!

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