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Strawberry banana smoothie

This isn’t going to be the longest (or best, or most original or most interesting) post but if you’re interested in a quick, easy breakfast or snack and you possess a blender, keep reading!

I used to be a person who never ate breakfast. At other times I would eat cereal, fruit, eggs, toast, or a full breakfast of eggs, hash browns and bacon/sausage. Lately, I’ve been making this smoothie. Not every day, and not always as breakfast but sometimes as a snack. It’s really simple but tastes amazing, almost like a dessert.

The interesting thing about this smoothie is the chia seeds. They really add a nice texture and make this a lot more substantial than just some blended fruit. The greek yogurt adds a nice thickness and the vanilla adds some flavor (though you could use plain if you wanted, I prefer the added flavor and sweetness.) You can, of course, use regular yogurt if you don’t like greek yogurt and adjust the amounts to your liking.

Ingredients:

1 banana, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup-1 cup chopped strawberries
1/4-1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
(water if needed for blending, less water will make a thicker smoothie)

Recipe:

1. Add all to blender.

lookin good

2. BLEND!

mmmm

3. Enjoy.

yay

Post & photos by: Melissa

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Blueberry picking and milkshake!

We went blueberry picking at our favorite u-pick farm, Boxx Berry Farm! It was sunny, which is perfect weather for seeing the blueberries in all their glory. Fortunately for us, the rows of blueberries had grass planted in between them and we could sit down and get easy access to all the delicious berries (plus it was easy to pick several pounds!)

A tip about picking blueberries: These berries are darker when washed and will look just like the ones you find in the store. 🙂
So don’t worry if they seem a little light in color.

Also, you don’t have to worry as much when picking blueberries because they aren’t super squishy. Just wear whatever you’re comfortable in!

Ingredients:

Blueberries
Mint leaves (to taste, you don’t need too many)
Vanilla ice-cream
Milk (to make blending easier, you can substitute water if you don’t want to use milk!)

Recipe:

1. Wash blueberries and mint. Add to blender.

2. Add ice cream and milk.

3. Pour into a cup when well blended.

4. NOW DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE. Drink it up!!

 

I almost forgot!!! PIE:

 

Coming soon. (look for the recipe within the next week)

Post by: Colin and Melissa
Photos by: Melissa