Blueberry Smoothies

Friday, July 16, 2010

Even though this isn't a food blog, I like to share recipes from the garden...using ingredients that can be grown or picked.  A couple of weeks ago, my family picked blueberries at a sweet little blueberry farm in the NC mountains.  Since then, the boys and I have come up with our own individual favorite smoothie recipes...because of course it would be too easy for us all to agree on one.

the tween
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 crushed ice
1 cup blueberries
2 T. local honey
1/8 t. vanilla
Blend and enjoy.

the teen
1/8 cup blueberries
3/8 raspberries
2T. local honey
1 cup plain yogurt
Blend and enjoy.

the mom
1 cup almond milk
2 T. plain yogurt
1 T. maple syrup
3/8 blueberries
1/4 raspberries
Blend and enjoy. 

So, what are your plans for the weekend?

We are going to yet another swim meet.  This one is the 14 & under championship meet, the grand finale, in Charlotte.  The good news is..............there is an Ikea there.  Do you think I could persuade my guys with Swedish meatballs and churros?

Have a great weekend...


  1. Love blueberry smoothies! Oh, and I think you can convince your boys to eat practically anything after a swim meet! Ikea's food is yummy! Have fun!!!

  2. Yummie smoothie. I was about to fix some normal breakfast but I think I just changed my mind for a smoothie!

  3. i wish i was drinking one of those smoothies right now! yum! we dont have big plans for the weekend....hopefully finish up some painting and we're celebrating my dad's birthday!

  4. They all look quite yummy to me! I have a huge watermelon to cut up, wonder if I could throw some into a smoothie?

    My youngest was a swimmer. I miss those swim meets. He hasn't swam since we moved here :( Have fun at Ikea!

  5. Wow, they all sound delish and probably have a lot less calories then the new smoothies at McDonalds. Enjoy!

  6. Yummy! They all sound (andlook) delicious! Good luck to the boys at the swim meet...AND to you getting to ikea! I'll be rootin for ya.;)

  7. All sound absolutely delicious! Our blueberry farms are just opening's so exciting!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  8. These look sooo delicious! Especially in the heat of summer.

  9. ahhh summer goodness. I have got to try this.

  10. Oh I crave one of your sweet Summer drinks. Looking so so good!
    Have a wonderful happy sunny and funny weekend, Rene xx

  11. Funny, I was just searching for almond milk at Trader Joe's yesterday! {None to be found, there.} I am also loving smoothies this summer and all of yours sound lovely. I like how you labeled the recipes! I asked a Swedish friend of mine if she had a good meatball recipe, and she told me that she has never found a recipe as good and authentic as the meatballs at IKEA ~ which is where she buys HERS. So, yes, bribe away, they are THAT good! xx Suzanne

  12. Oh my goodness, the smoothies look so yummy. A fresh berry smoothie is so refreshing. I certainly hope you make it to Ikea for those meatballs! All of a sudden it has become very hot in California. I'm driving to a barn sale that looks like a lot of fun but otherwise I plan to stay out of the hot weather. Have a great weekend!

  13. My daughter is swimming 10 and under...and the meets and practices are keeping her in great shape. Love the drinks! You could persuade me with a drink or shopping or even swimming!

  14. 2Preppy Girls sent me! My kids and I love blueberries and especially blueberry smoothies!! I like mine with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, ice, vanilla yougurt and a splash of pomegrante blueberry juice...YUMM!!

  15. YUM! I have never had a blueberry smoothie but blueberries are my favorite. I just posted about blueberry pancakes the other day. I wish I had a blender, I'd make smoothies tonight. The swimming photo makes me all nostalgic. I was a swimmer in high school and I absolutely loved summer swim team when the meets were outdoors. Have fun at the meet and yes, totally make a trip to Ikea.

  16. I'll take all 3 versions! And I hope you make it to Ikea!

    Kat :)

  17. Oh Rene those all look so good! It is blueberry season by us and I will have to try one of your recipes! I hope that all went well at the swim meet and you got to go to Ikea too! ;)

  18. DELICIOUS!! I bought yogurt this I know what tomorrow's breakfast will be!

  19. looks so yummy, and would be a great addition to this insanely hot weather we've been having!

    i'm so glad you stopped by the cape on the corner, and commented on my lamps. they really were a great find!

  20. I may just have to make this for myself - I have a pint of blueberries just waiting for me to use them. Great recipe! :)

    Thanks so much for all your sweet comments, too :)


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