Smooth it or lose it

Without reinventing the wheel, I’d like to submit smoothies to the endless brainstorm of snack ideas.

As healthy and easy as they are, smoothies had never made our snack time until this summer. While staring at my refrigerator shelves, home to a half-eaten yogurt from breakfast and some overripe nectarines, I set up the blender. I really hate to throw food away.  Blending fruits and yogurt is even a good way to make your own flavored yogurt without all the added sugar.  Accompanied by a fun glass and a bendable straw, ev slurped up the smoothie in seconds!

What I blended:

2 peeled ripe nectarines

1 cup of a mild, plain goat yogurt

A squeeze of lemon and a splash of water

A trickle of agave syrup

A few ice cubes

Of course, the combinations are endless. My mom always froze overripe bananas for a cold creamy base. My friend, Magda, likes to blend laban (a cultured milk product common to Middle Eastern fare) with frozen wild berries and vanilla bean. Refreshing!

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