Ah Easter. As I get older, it is becoming my favorite holiday more and more. It is all about renewal, rebirth, hope and family. In a world that can be so dark, at times, we could all use a little focus on love and hope. I hope all of you had a peaceful and hopeful Easter Sunday, spent some relaxing time with your loved ones (and ate a lot of ham….. or lamb – either are amazing – oh and deviled eggs….. see: this is why I had to be a food blogger)…..
I think you will all feel renewed after you eat this posts featured recipe. Hands down – Most. Favorite. Smoothie. It is sweet and creamy, yet full of so many awesome things – I always feel like a better version of myself after I eat it. Plus, it is dairy-free, which makes me smile. And it is versatile – while I obviously compiled a recipe to put in this post, I admittedly never use one and it always turns out just a little bit different depending upon what ingredients I do or do not have in the house. That being said, this was quite honestly the best version I ever recall making (you are welcome) and I think it is the Vanilla Soy Milk my husband accidentally bought for me (so I guess you should really thank him…). It just made it that much sweeter and creamier.
I really wish I could start out every single one of my days downing one of these bad boys. But when you have kids and jobs and etc., etc., etc. this type of thing just doesn’t happen during the a.m. rush out the door. We do make these for “dessert” every once in a while and often have them on the weekends – my children LOVE these by the way.
The recipe is pretty simple, throw some bananas (frozen preferably), soy milk, soy yogurt, orange juice, frozen fruit (I used cherries, blueberries, and other mixed berries), oats, flax seed and a dash of sugar. Make extra, because your spouse, children, roommate will inevitably see what you are making and want (if not forcibly take) your bowl out of your hands. You have been warned.
I hope you love it and enjoy it and that it makes you feel happy so you can go spread other happiness into the world 🙂
By the way…. the maple syrup is DONE! It is wonderous and I cannot wait to share it with you! We had a busy weekend here with lots of new recipes, photo shoots and plans in the making …..
- 5.3 oz soy yogurt (1 single serve package)
- 2 frozen bananas
- ½ cup vanilla soy yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon orange juice
- ⅔ cup frozen blueberries
- ⅔ cup frozen cherries
- ⅓ cup other assorted frozen fruit (strawberries, blackberries, pomegranate, raspberries)
- ¼ cup flax seed meal
- 1 Teaspoon sugar
- Combine all ingredients in blender
- Cover tightly and put towel over the top (just in case)
- Taste and add additional yogurt if desired thickness is not reached; add ice cubes if not cold enough; add more frozen fruit if you want!
- Serve with additional oats sprinkled on top as well as fresh fruit.