Hi, everyone! How was your weekend? We had the perfect mix of yard work and fun! It was mulch madness in the yard. I think we decided we had earned the right of passage to hire someone to do the mulch. It’s just not worth the pulled lower back muscle and my husband mentioned something about his groin (which lead to a well-timed reminder for my boys to always check their “parts” for unusual pain or stuff. Yes, I am that mom and I go there because these are the convos they will remember with their mom.
The weekend fun included cocktails, dinner and lots of laughs with neighbors (friend-bors). And, then the work week crept into Sunday evening and I had an unscheduled fridge cleaning appointment. I cleared out the contents of the fridge; a combination of leftovers expired milk and an abundance of fresh fruit from an end of the week trip to Sprouts. The raspberries and strawberries were close to the “peach fuzz” stage. So I tossed all the fruit into the blender, added an almost empty carton of skim milk and pressed blend. Introducing the Sunday smorgasbord smoothie.
And, let’s just say it was so pretty and yummy I added fresh mint from the backyard. Next time I might just go crazy and blend the mint into the smoothie adding to the smorgasbord of the Sunday smoothie.
Considering my recipe success rate is less than 50% this smorgasbord smoothie, with berries and skim milk, was pretty tasty. Oh, I didn’t sneak in a tablespoon of flax seed. But, when questioned about the “seedy” texture my answer included something about the strawberries. And, then I fessed up under pressure. The feedback from the family was the smoothie was a little “thick,” but that’s an easy fix the next time I clear out the fridge.
The best part of this smorgasbord smoothie is the flexibility. What started as a cluttered fridge with almost expired produce, turned into a quick dose of fruit, with no added sugar. Next time, I am going to add some greens. But for now, it’s a great way to detox from the weekend (and clean the refrigerator).
Sharing: Nancy on the Homefront