Take milk, for example.
For years, regular old cows milk is all that I purchased for my household. Although I don’t drink it, I buy it for my kids, and on occasion, my recipes.
But recently, I decided to get crazy in the dairy case. (Think strobe lights, Lady Gaga’s beats blasting, and shredded cheese being thrown like confetti.) I had seen a commercial for Silk Pure Almond Light Almond Milk that said this product has 50% more calcium and fewer calories than cows milk, so I tossed some in the cart.
When I came home with my almond milk, my husband made fun of me. He said there was no way I would drink it – blah blah blah. You should have seen the look of disappointment on his face when I did the taste test and didn’t spit it out.
It actually tasted normal. Like pretty good normal. I’m not saying I would go pour myself a glass to drink with lunch (HELLO! That’s a place of honor strictly reserved for Diet Coke!), but if drinking it means my bones won’t crack into a million pieces when I’m eighty, then maybe I’ll choke some down here or there.
So anyway, I started experimenting with some ingredients to create a healthy and delicious smoothie using my almond milk. This recipe I’m sharing with you is by far the best tasting of all the ones I tried. It is sweet, filling and contains a lot of “super foods,” so I think that means it gets an “A.”
- 2/3 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup light vanilla yogurt
- 1/3 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/3 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/3 cup fresh spinach
- 1 banana
Now, toss everything into your blender, hit “blend,” and voila!