Trying out blueberry smoothies!
I am experimenting with smoothie recipes to find just what I like. I tend to like smoothies on the “icier” side (i.e. ice) rather than the “creamier” side (i.e. yogurt). I do like a lot of smoothies from Jamba Juice-particularly those with sherbet rather than yogurt. The “Pomegranate pick me up” is my recent favorite. According to the Jamba Juice website, it contains the following ingredients: pomegranate juice blend, mixed berry juice blend, strawberries, raspberry sherbet (contains milk), blueberries, and ice.
Smoothie #1: Antioxidant smoothie
Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of this smoothie, but there is one at the recipe link.
Smoothie #2: Blueberry-flax smoothie
Adjustments to the recipe:
I didn’t have a banana so just left it out.
I substituted blue agave instead of honey.
I found this one to be thicker with the yogurt.
The recipe serves 2 and cut in ½ without the banana was only a ½ glass.
Smoothie #3: Blueberry and green tea smoothie
I used a 20 fluid ounce bottle of Sobe green tea from the market and 2 cups was almost the entire bottle.
I popped it all in the blender before carefully reading the directions and didn’t freeze the blueberries and green tea into ice cubes. I don’t own ice cubes trays any longer anyway, so I just added 14 ice cubes from the freezer into my blender mix.
Unfortunately, within minutes the ice separated from the juice at the top. I imagine this is why the tea and berries must be frozen together rather than adding ice. I still like the green tea flavor to this drink.
From these 3 choices, I prefer the simplicity and flavor combination of the 1st one!