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Simplicity

Ugh – in the last couple of days, my computer got hit by some kind of virus or trojan or something. I still don’t know what it was, but it caused serious havoc in my world. To make matters worse, I tried to fix it by downloading what I thought was a legitimate spyware program, which ended up being virus fueled as well. I have wasted so much time on computer problems this week. I was about to lose my mind when I stumbled upon a great computer repair help board called, Bleeping Computer (appropriate name, isn’t it?). Thanks to the helpful tips of some of the forum posters, my woes are gone.

This morning I was knee deep in annoying computer problems and didn’t even want to think about breakfast. But, guess what… the kids thought they needed to eat. Can you believe their nerve? When times like these strike, I go for pure simplicity. Something quick, healthy and full of vitamins. The best part is the kids have noooooo idea that I am cramming nutrition down their throats. They think they are having milkshakes for breakfast and because of that, I am the coolest mom in the world!

If you need a little simplicity to start your morning, give a breakfast smoothie a try. There are plenty of options out there, but this tasty Blueberry smoothie is one of our favorites!

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

5 minutes total | 5 minutes prep

SERVES 1

  • 2/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup ice cubes
  1. Put ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until smoothie is at your desired consistency.
  2. For a thicker smoothie, add additional ice cubes.

So, you love smoothies? Here are some other great smoothie recipes from food bloggers around the globe:

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Comments

  1. Mmmmm….that sounds so good. I’ve got some blueberries I need to use pronto.
    Thanks for the link to the pomegranate smoothie, that sounds like it needs to go on the smoothie list too.

  2. Yummy. My kiddos would love these. I constantly forget about giving them a smoothie. Thanks for reminding me.

  3. If I were having a really, really bad computer day, I’d sub out the yogurt for some vanilla frozen yogurt, and make this really indulgent!

  4. What a fabulous idea–what have I never thought of this? :)

  5. I really need to make a smoothie sometime. I usually just eat the contents of a smoothie without blending it up!

  6. You are doing some great things with blueberries. This is a lovely idea for breakfast. Thanks!

  7. I love smoothies! And, it’s even better when the kids have no idea that the treat you are serving them is healthy! Double bonus!

  8. Lisa :) says:

    Hmm, I haven’t tried adding wheat germ yet to my smoothies.
    I don’t really follow any recipes* when making them, I just eye it and hope for the best! :)
    Very chef-like of me, huh? :)

    *Of course I’m not admitting that I probably should follow a recipe, no no no! ;)

  9. I have a big bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer that would be perfect in this smoothie! I love the addition of wheat germ.

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