Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sunrise Smoothie

Ever since I bought my KitchenAid blender
I've been a smoothie junkie. They're so easy, so satisfying, so refreshing. And best of all, you can control what goes into these unlike the big franchise smoothie places. Sure, those are great for a treat, but who needs ice cream for breakfast? That's whats in most of those smoothies, ya know, which is why they taste so darn good! But never fear, the Kitchen Witch is here with a smoothie that's both delicious and healthy!

This one begins with strawberries and peaches. The berries are ones that I froze from an awesome .99/lb sale earlier this year and the peaches are standard issue frozen peaches from the grocery store. When peaches come into season I plan on freezing my own. Mmm...fresh sweet peaches! I can't wait! Add in a little yogurt, orange juice, milk, sugar and my secret ingredient, vanilla extract, and you've got a smoothie that will not only put a smile on your face but it'll wipe out memories of jamba and kiva and their calorie laden concoctions for good.

The measurements are in grams for this recipe. I had my kitchen scale handy & figured it was a lot more accurate than a handful of berries or a plop of yogurt. If you don't have a kitchen scale, get one! No just kidding, well not really, they are fabulous tools to have! But just for those of you who don't have a scale I'll also list the approximate amounts in parentheses.

Sunrise Smoothie
makes 1 hearty smoothie (16 oz)

60g peaches (about 5-6 slices)
120g strawberries (about 7-8 berries)
80g plain all natural yogurt (about 2 heaping tablespoons)
90g OJ (about 1/3 to 1/2 c)
100g milk (about 1/2 c)
7g vanilla (1t)
20g sugar (1.5T)

Blend them all together in a blender until very smooth and whipped. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople recipe calculator
1 Serving (16 oz)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258.1
Total Fat 3.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 11.0 mg
Sodium 61.4 mg
Potassium 514.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 53.2 g
Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
Sugars 40.6 g
Protein 6.3 g


Michelle J said...

I'm a smoothie junkie! I go crazy for mango or strawberry anything. This sounds like a really well balanced breakfast smoothie - or "smoovy" as my youngest says. ;)

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, that looks SO perfect for a wretchedly hot day!

Jenn said...

It's like 108 here...I'd like to dive right into the smoothie!!! YUM!

Raina said...

Thanks for this recipe! We love smoothies in our house too. I would have never thought to put peaches with strawberries, but it sounds great:) You are so creative. I have a stinky blender, though..gotta get a better one.

Scuttleboose said...

Looks delicious, and I love the garnish - it makes me want a mint-inspired smoothie. There's your next challenge :)

Michelle J said...

By the way - I think that measuring yogurt in plops & blops is completely valid. Is there any other way? ;)

Design Wine and Dine said...

I agree! Every time I make a smoothie I wonder why on earth I'm not doing it every day! Love the vanilla extract!

Baking Addict said...

Yum! I love smoothies. I went through a phase of having them every morning but stopped for quite a while now. Will have to dig out my smoothie maker again now that it's summer and yours looks so refreshing!

tasteofbeirut said...

You have just reminded me I need to make smoothies with all these peaches we are bringing back from the mountain orchard! Great for the summer and so easy to whip up; love the combo of fruit and yogurt you came up with.

Ann Minard said...

So how do you like that blender? I was thinking about putting it on my "save up for" list for kitchen appliances and gadgets.
I love to make smoothies and have a cheap blender right now that doesn't blend frozen items well.

Jessica said...

This looks delicious! Yum!

dana said...

lovely combo, so refreshing! i really don't know why i don't make more of these :)

Velva said...

I can totally enjoy a fresh homemade smoothie. This one looks really good.

btw, congrats on winning the Pay it Forward on Tomato Tots. Your Van couver food package will be delicious.

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