For this smoothie, I used the leftover pear and banana from the Pear and Blueberry Cereal I shared with you yesterday. Smoothies are a great, healthy way, when done right, to add essential nutrients to your diet. I love coming up with new combinations of ingredients for these drinks.
I finally broke down and bought this wonderful blender. I love it because the whole set-up sits nicely to one end of my my shelf. Remember: at this point I am renting a room, so things that take up as little space as possible are what I’m looking for.
This personal blender comes with two serving size cups and two half-size cups, so I can easily blend up just what I need of whatever foods I’m working with. The larger cups are perfect for smoothies.
1/2 banana, sliced
1/2 pear, chunked
a handful of still frozen spinach from the freezer
- Pour a little milk into the cup. Maybe 1/8 blender cup or so.
- Crack the egg into the cup.
- Add the fruit.
- Add the spinach.
- Pour a little almond milk in, no further than the fill line, depending on how thick you want the smoothie.
- Cover and invert, placing the cup into the blender.
- Turn and blend a few seconds at a time, until well blended.
- Remove from the motor.
- Turn right-side up, remove the cover, and enjoy.
- Try different types of milk.
- Use fresh kale or chard instead of the spinach.
- This will pack a wallop of a nutritional punch when served with a one-pan meal or stuffed squash.