Saturday, October 25, 2008

BLACKBERRY SMOOTHIE: Bee Pollen Bliss for the Morning Blues

I just got a blender, and it's a whole new world! Mostly I've discovered how much I like smoothies. They make me so happy. Who knew?

As it turns out, my blender came into my life at the perfect time. I'm trying to kick the coffee habit, and I'm looking for some new morning pick-me-up's of the less addictive kind.

So far, the smoothie is doin' the trick! When hitting the snooze button, the thought of my smoothie comes to mind, helping me to hit snooze just 3 times instead of my usual 5.

My favorite combination these days is a real simple one, but I sure like it:

  • 2 cups of frozen blackberries (usually a little less than half a bag)
  • 1 & 1/2 bananas (or just 1 is fine too)
  • a little shake or squeeze of sweetener (I've been using agave lately)
  • about a half teaspoon of bee pollen (good for energy)

That's it. It's super thick, which gives it a kind of ice cream-y quality. It's true luxury in the form of a healthy morning drink.

And I have to say, it's absolutely addictive (in a good way)!


llm said...

Shayna: SO HAPPY to see the blog back again, and with such beautiful, colorful 100% improved pictures! llm

Anonymous said...

hi shayna, kicking the coffee habit, wow. You can also add tapioca pearls to your smoothies. yum. miss u ~jilly