Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer drinks: A healthy & refreshing blueberry-banana smoothie.

Girls, I feel like this website was a failed attempt at a beauty blog. I am supposed to post about beauty products, and yet I find myself compelled to post about food -- drinks in particular. Maybe I should rename it to "Drink your calories with Nastia" or something of that sort! Oh well, since I will mostly share healthy recipes, it still has something to do with beauty, right ;)? Anyway, I hope you don't mind my randomness!

Today's drink is a blueberry-banana smoothie that requires no more than 4 easily accessible ingredients. I discovered this little recipe thanks to the book "La bible des smoothies" by Louise Rivard, which offers nearly 200 pages of creative smoothie ideas. This is one of the easiest -- I would love to experiment with the others, but I always lack some ingredient to be able to do so. One day I will have tried them all!


For this one you will only need 1 banana, 80g of blueberries, 60ml of chocolate milk and crushed ice (as well as a blender to mix it all, of course).


Step 1: Throw the banana and blueberries into the blender, and pour the chocolate milk over the fruits.


Step 2: Set your mixture to blend, first slowly, then at a higher speed. Leave it on for about 1 minute: you want your fruits to be well-blended, but be careful not to turn your drink into liquid juice.


Step 3: Stop the blender and add some crushed ice.


Step 4: Blend once more. Again, don't overdo it unless you want your smoothie to become watery. 30 seconds to 1 minute should be fine, depending on the blender you use: just watch over the texture and stop when it becomes smooth, while still remaining thick.


Final step: Pour the mixture in a tall glass, add a straw, go outside and enjoy it while reading a good book :).


I hope you are all making the best of summer! xoxo.

10 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! Gonna have to try it tomorrow morning :)

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    1. Cool! Let me know how you like it :)

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  2. i always do this mix except i add orange juice. i never thought of adding chocolate milk!? now im curious. i will definitely try this!

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    1. That's what I do most of the time -- orange juice (or whatever juice I have at home) and some fruit! The idea of adding chocolate milk instead intrigued me as well, but I really liked the result!

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  3. mmm looks delicious I am going to try that tomorrow morning before work :)

    xo

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  4. I love blueberry season! There's a lot of blueberry bush near my hometown and it's pretty much a free for all if you're willing to pick it. Definitely going to be one of my summer smoothie. Maybe a blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry one. Banana can be such a overpowering flavor.

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    1. Oh, you're very lucky! I can only enjoy picking fruits at my grandmother's house in Ukraine (mainly the blackberry trees!) since I live in the city.
      That sounds delicious too! I really like the flavour of bananas, but that seems like a great mix as well :).

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  5. Hmmmm I find muself more often than not ordering my smoothies at McDonald's ahahahah I'm just too lazy! And my smoothies always come out watery... but now I think I know why! Thanks Nastia!

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    1. I have to admit, the smoothies at McDonald's are pretty damn good! I was pleasantly surprised, haha.

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