Here’s a secret - smoothies don’t have to be a snooze-fest!
Chocolate smoothies? Yup, that’s a possibility. How about a boozy smoothie? Also doable! With fruit, yogurt and a little imagination you can rock the smoothie like it’s never been rocked before!
Yogurt (I prefer Yoplait Greek – thick and creamy = delicious smoothie consistency)
Liquid (water, milk, juice, or alcohol if you’re feeling frisky!)Note: You can add ice or use frozen fruit to give your smoothie that icy cold texture.
Smoothie Shots! If you’re hosting a brunch gathering, why not substitute alcohol for your liquid and serve smoothie shots! Served in miniature glasses with a cute straw, smoothie shots make for a cute party presentation! Keeping with the whole brunch theme, why not serve Mimosa Smoothie shots? I found this Blended Vanilla Mimosa Smoothie recipe
and modified it a bit to make it raspberry-licious! This decadent breakfast beverage uses ice cream instead of yogurt. Or check out my Raspberry Mimosa Smoothie
Make Your Own Smoothie Bar
If you trust your friends to operate a blender (with the lid firmly ON!), create a make your own smoothie bar! Set out several varieties of fruit, yogurt, and alcohol (it is a party, after all) and tell your friends to mix and blend until their hearts content! This would be a fun activity for a “Get Skinny Party
” to help hack away at those unwanted holiday lbs.!
Uber Healthy Smoothies
If your breakfast routine needs an update from the usual oatmeal or piece of toast, take a look at Tablespoon’s ginormous collection of Smoothie recipes. Here are a few that caught my eye:
This Peach-Berry Smoothie
sounds delicious and it’s ready in 5 minutes!
Or try this Easy Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
that’s under 200 calories. YUM!
Have you already given up on your New Years resolution to lose weight? If so, try these amazing chocolate-y smoothies that are definitely NOT on anyone’s diet plan!
Mmm…how yummy does this Betty Crocker Chocolate Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothie
sound? It’s like a milkshake! I don’t know if it’s breakfast or dessert, but I know I want it!
Or this dessert inspired smoothie, the Chocolate-Caramel Pecan Smoothie
. It sounds like liquid cake!
I think I’ve proven that smoothies are perfect for a quick breakfast on the go, or a fun party addition that is easy-peasy. Don’t be scared by smoothie prep, it really takes no time at all!