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!