Friday recipe: Cheerio berry smoothie

January 7, 2011 —

We hear it all the time, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” or ” a smart day starts with breakfast” or whatever similar version of that statement it might be, right? And yet raise your hand if you take time for a breakfast. Ok, put your hands down, this is a blog and I can’t see you.

So, for those of you who fly through the morning without your proper nutritional start, why don’t you whip up a smoothie? Ok, ok, those of you who “don’t have time” you can make them the night before and grab before you go….OR you can throw just your berries and bananas in the freezer so your drink is instantly cold when you blend it in the morning.

I love smoothies and I usually throw in berries and yogurt. This recipe is one I have got to try. Check out the ingredients…

Cheerio berry-banana smoothie – from eatbetteramerica.com

1 cup fat free vanilla or strawberry yogurt
1/2 cup Cheerios® cereal
2 Tbl ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberry halves or raspberries
1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/2 banana, sliced

Put all ingredients in blender; blend on high speed about 30 seconds until smooth. Pour mixture into 2 glasses. Serve immediately.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

Comments

  • http://www.newgrandparentrights.com grandparent rights

    What a great looking smoothie.I do take time for breakfast because it seems like my whole day goes wrong if I dont.

  • http://www.newgrandparentrights.com grandparent rights

    What a great looking smoothie.I do take time for breakfast because it seems like my whole day goes wrong if I dont.

  • http://thelbeauroomblog.com/ Laura Beauchamp

    This sounds so delicious. Lucky for me, I got a new blender for Christmas!

  • http://thelbeauroomblog.com/ Laura Beauchamp

    This sounds so delicious. Lucky for me, I got a new blender for Christmas!

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    look great in picture will definitely try.nice share

  • http://www.vtubuddy.com vtu

    look great in picture will definitely try.nice share