|Edgy photo ... 'cause that's how I roll.|
My assignment for this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge was to find a smoothie recipe from another blog, make and post about it. Blueberries are suddenly in season (at least at the local Try-n-Save), so I went a-googlin' for a smoothie of the blueberry persuasion.
Fun facts! According to the US Highbush Blueberry Council, blueberries are a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, two things I hope will help get rid of a cold I'm currently fighting.
Anyway, lucky for you, Dear Reader, I happened upon Love at First Bite. Missy's blog has many healthy and delicious-looking recipes. She has published a book with photos as awesome as the recipes. I'm going to have to take some more time later and really dive into her recipes. But right now one particular recipe on her blog is just right for the CCC ... her Blueberry, Banana and Coconut Smoothie.
I did make a few changes. Since there is more banana than blueberry, I
Banana Blueberry and Coconut Smoothie - Crazy Cooking Challenge - Easy
slightly adapted from Love at First Bite
makes 1 large or two smaller servings
2 large, ripe bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup blueberries, frozen
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut, plus more to garnish
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup plain Greek yogurt (low or no-fat okay)
up to 1/4 cup of milk (optional)
|The blueberries are hiding... they are camera-shy.|
Place all ingredients in a blender (if you have one) or a food processor (if you don't). Avoid spilling yogurt on the floor ... unless you have a canine cleanup crew.
Blend/process until the racket from all those ice cubes grinding has subsided and the smoothie is smooth.
Add milk to thin if you only have narrow straws or want to stretch the servings. Pour into 1 tall glass or two polite smaller ones. Top with a teaspoon or so of additional sweetened coconut and pop in a straw. Serve immediately.
|Cujo says, "Greek yogurt is da bomb!"|
Disclaimer - because this recipe is part of an online cooking group, the linked recipes below might not be kosher.