Berry Good Day

~~ Berry Good Day ~~

For Mother’s Day this year my husband bought me a Vitamix Bar Boss blender; and it has been one of my most used gifts.  I usually make a smoothie for breakfast after morning workouts.   And it’s transportable, even better during the morning (getting kids ready for school) hustle.  I came across layered smoothies while browsing for recipes.   This is your typical berry smoothie with vanilla greek yogurt, recipe is as follows:

Bottom layer-
3/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana
3-4 ice cubes

While the bottom layer is being blended, dry the cut banana slices on a paper towel if you choose to decorate your glass.  Dry fruit
tends to adhere better than wet. Firmly press the fruit on inside of the glass and pour in the bottom layer. The trick to layered smoothies is to freeze the bottom layer for 15-20 minutes, then add the top layer.

Top layer
1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
3-4 ice cubes
mint garnish

If you want extra protein, add a packet of powder to either bottom or top layers.  It’s a quick, healthy way to start the day.

 

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