Fruit and yogurt smoothies seem like a good way to start the day off. Especially when you've overslept, feel exhausted, and clothes from last year are too damn tight. It's a great alternative to skipping breakfast and heading straight to the local coffee joint, or work coffee pot. Why feel somewhat guilty looking at kitchen appliances that sit and collect dust?
Making smoothies, can be quick and easy. Combine 1-2 bananas, 1 pear (leave the skin on for some semblance of fiber), 1 tablespoon Marshall's Farm honey (combat allergies with local honey), a dash of cinnamon, 1 cup Brown Cow non-fat vanilla yogurt, and 1 cup one per cent milk, and 2-3 ice cubes. The fruit combos are endless, and should change by season. Serve in frosted glasses from the freezer, giving them a double use-by night, they hold beer, by morning, it's breakfast-in-a-glass.
Today I asked Oscar to take on Operation Smoothie since I ignored the clock and savored laying under the covers for too long. This was his first time working the blender. He put all the fruit, yogurt, and ice in the blender. When he poured milk in, it leaked from the glass onto the blender's base. "What did you do?" I asked him, not showing much patience. Drops of milk were all over the place, and I wiped them up.
"I don't know," he said, unsure.
We managed to save most of the ingredients by dumping them in a large bowl while I re-jiggered the blade and jar together properly. Sighs of relief all around. Oscar hit the puree button for twenty seconds, and it looked like it was ready. Had to give Oscar a compliment, so I said, "Oh, they look great! Nice and frothy," as I poured. Being a Smooth(ie) Operator takes a little patience and care.