So that was a bit of a diversion from my main topic, which was smoothies. My family knows this, I think... at least my mom does, because I HATE yogurt (even with strawberries, hehe, narf). In Japan, twice I tried to get myself to eat it every day, and both tries lasted over a month. I know it's healthy, and it is a good little snack, but I hate it. The Aloe was okay (yes, I know that's weird here in America), and the fruit medley with white peach was passable, only because I love white peach just as much as I hate yogurt, but both times I just got sick of trying to force the nasty stuff down. So, needless to say, when mom and I started making breakfast smoothies, with a cup of yogurt in each smoothie, despite the yum of the fruit, I kinda choked them down cause of the
Here's the recipe if you're interested:
2 cups of frozen fruit - I used the fruit medley with nectarines, grapes, strawberries, and all that
1/4 cup of low fat, organic yogurt - to thicken it
2 tbsp of plain oatmeal
1 cup of orange juice - I had the Simply Orange kind with high pulp
And that's it. I had the honey out in case I wanted to sweeten it, but I'm glad I waited because it doesn't need it at all. The orange juice, something I can't usually drink on its own because of the acidity, completely drowns out the yogurt, and it just tastes like frozen fruity yum. I put the oatmeal in there to have something somewhat substantial in my stomach (and I got the idea from a couple smoothie recipes online, same with the orange juice). I'm still drinking this lovely concoction, and I keep giving myself the starts of brain freezes because I want to drink it faster than I should. I may cut back a little on the orange juice next time, so I can taste more of the other fruits, but I'm overall incredibly pleased, considering I guessed at what measurements would be good. I added up all the calories, and according to my calculation one serving, which is about a 16 ounce cup full, is 366 calories, and 290 of those are from 100% fruit, so that's not bad. The yogurt was 38 and oatmeal was the same.
And I can officially say, my stomach is satisfied at the "almost finished" point, though knowing me I'll be hungry in about an hour. Still, yummy and I figured worth sharing. :) Maybe at some point I'll get around to sharing the marshmallow recipes Fay and I came up with.