Welcome back to another installment of the Secret Recipe Club, where members select and make a recipe from an assigned blog. The blog chosen for me is The Spiffy Cookie. Isn't that a cute name? If you think the name is adorable, you should check out Erin's logo. I almost want to hug it!
Erin and I have several things in common (besides being carbon-based life forms). We both think there is no such thing as too much education (she is a grad student working towards a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, and I have a couple of masters degrees). But more importantly, we both believe dessert is the best part of a meal.
Speaking of dessert, the recipe I selected is dessert disguised as breakfast. I posted a similar smoothie recipe a while back, but Erin's contains three different fruits. Her version is health in a glass. And if you choose your yogurt wisely, it's even gluten-free!
Instead of ice cubes, Erin's recipe uses frozen berries. She suggests that if you only have fresh in the fridge, pop a cup of the berries into the freezer the night before. That was a great suggestion, because sometimes I have blinders on my brain and would have thought, gee, I only have fresh blueberries, I better head over to the Try-N-Save and pick up a bag o'frozen.
Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie - Easy
Slightly adapted from The Spiffy Cookie
Yield: 1 large serving
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 banana, cut up
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (low-fat or fat-free)
1/4 cup pomegranate molasses
3/4 cup water
1 Tbl. honey (optional)
Pour into a tall glass and pop in a wide straw.
Disclaimer - because this recipe is part of an online cooking group, the linked recipes below might not be kosher.