I processed the few grapes I got this year into juice that I then add to my morning shakes. My neighbor gave me a handful of passion fruit, as an exchange for all my plums her toddler loves to eat. So I also added those to my shake this morning.
Not exchange was not necessary, he can have all the plums he wants! He’s a pandemic baby, born just as we went into lockdown, so I have probably seen more of him than I normally would, as mom and dad walked around the neighborhood several times a day and my office faces the street. Socially distant chats were a welcome diversion.
It’s been my pleasure to watch him grow and start walking and now starting to talk, enough to make his desire to pick plums from my tree clear. Still a nice distraction from work, as far as I’m concerned.
This morning’s smoothie:
Mixed Berry Smoothies
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup ea: blueberries and raspberries, frozen
- 4-6 whole strawberries, frozen
- 1/4 cup fresh grape juice
- 2 passion fruit (scooped from shell)
- opt: 1 tbsp ground flax and 1 scoop whey powder
Add all ingredients to the blender and blend well. This makes 2 thick smoothies. For more of a milkshake consistency, add 6 ice cubes and blend well. I use frozen fruit, so I don’t add the ice cubes, but sometimes a bit of water to make a smooth consistency.