The breakfast smoothie is the easy solution for fruit that’s going to go bad if you don’t use it up RIGHT NOW, for that last little bit of yogurt in the container that you can’t figure out what to do with, for getting any variety of healthy nutrients that you may be lacking…you get the idea.  Probably most of you already know how to make smoothies, but it’s a topic worth revisiting because they’re just so tasty!  And they can almost make you feel like it’s summer even as you look out the window at the chilly, pouring rain.

Today I made a smoothie for all of the reasons listed above–I had strawberries in the fridge that really needed to be used up, I need more potassium in my diet but the texture of bananas has always grossed me out, and I had a little bit of yogurt left that I didn’t know what to do with!  So I cut up the strawberries (there were 3), peeled the banana and broke it into pieces, tossed all that in the blender, added the yogurt, a handful of ice cubes, and blended it til it was smooth.  It made one good sized serving (or probably two kid-sized servings).

Speedy, delicious, nutritious breakfast!

And of course you can make it with whatever fruit you have on hand.  Be creative!