Smoothies and Other Ways to Avoid Getting Sick (A Recipe)

I have some very childish eating habits. I tend to just grab a pouch of applesauce and run out the door, or make a grilled cheese (on gluten free bread) if I’m feeling ambitious. My problem with quick meals is that I can’t have a lot of things, like gluten, meat, or too much dairy. So I tend to go for applesauce or mashed potatoes if I don’t feel like whipping out the recipe book or looking up ways to replace wheat flour online. Because that sends me into a spiral of how to replace it with things like sorghum, rice flour, or cornmeal, finally arriving at the same conclusion every time that some people are way too serious about pastry dough. 

My method of making smoothies is fairly simple: grab some fruit and put it in a blender. Done.

That said, some combinations of fruit don’t quite work, so on the mornings I don’t feel like experimenting, I’ve cobbled together a decent mixture that is some semblance of an adult breakfast.

What You Need:

Bananas (One or two. Your choice. I like ones that are still a little green.)

Strawberries. (Lots. Or very little. This is your smoothie. Own it.)

Cranberries. (The whole frozen kind. I use Dole. They come in rezippable bags in the frozen fruit/veggie aisle.)

Yogurt. (I use strawberry yogurt. Use whatever damn flavor you want. It’s your smoothie.)

A blender. (If you haven’t got one of these, this is going to be very difficult. Good luck.)

Making the Smoothie:

Chop your fruit into manageable pieces. This really depends on how well your blender works.

Throw it into your blender. (Or gently place it.)

Get the yogurt into the blender and stir a little so it’s evenly distributed.

Put the lid on and blend to the texture you want.

Put it in a cup and drink it.

This is what my smoothie looks like. Yours may be different, depending on what you put in it and the Instagram filter you used.
This is what my smoothie looks like. Yours may be different, depending on what you put in it and the Instagram filter you used.

That’s basically it.

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