Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bringin' Back the 70's

I was inspired tonight to go digging through the storage bins in my closet to see if I could find an old friend... I wasn't sure if it had survived all the moves of my 20's, and I didn't know if I'd kept it or sent it to Goodwill at some point, but.... success! I found it! My trusty old (and I mean old, it was one of Mom's hand-me-downs when I moved out) Osterizer blender! I think that sucker predates me, and I'm no spring chicken.

I was so happy that I found it that I just threw together a smoothie for dessert, using some frozen organic blueberries, fat free milk, and a little bit of light whipped topping. Deelish!

Now I'm on a mission -- to fully integrate smoothies into my home repertoire. Breakfast, snack, dessert - it's all good!

So what are your favorite blender concoctions? Now that I've dug out the Osterizer, I plan to get as much life out of the old girl as I can!


onyah said...

Here is my very customizable smoothie recipe:

6 oz light yogurt (I use WW or Light n Fit because they're 1 point)
1 1/2 c frozen fruit
1/2 banana
1/2 c skim milk
1 T frozen juice concentrate (I try to buy a blend with the most fruits in it - the strawberry/pine/orange/banana blend is my fave)

Here are some yogurt/frozen fruit combos that I love:
lime yogurt + raspberries or mixed berries
peach yogurt + mango chunks
strawberry banana yogurt + strawberries

Fresh fruit works, too, but I like to use frozen because 1) no peeling/chopping, 2) it doesn't go bad, and 3) it gives the smoothie a thicker sorbet-like consistency

Enjoy!!! Smoothies rule!!!

Stef said...

Oooh, those all sound good! And I already have some different yogurt flavors and about 1/2 bag of frozen blueberries left, so I will experiment. Is the frozen juice concentrate for consistency or flavor? I don't have any of that, but I'll try it out in the future.

onyah said...

I got into using juice concentrate after comparing my own smoothies to commercially-prepared ones (from, say, TCBY). They had so much more flavor, and I tried various things to add flavor to mine (including many unsuccessful trials with powdered Sugar Free Jell-O flavors), but juice concentrate worked the best.