Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Berry Banana Smoothie in a Bowl

A few weeks ago, I “discovered” strawberry banana soft serve. Up to that point, I had only had “regular” banana soft serve, and I loved the color and the taste that the strawberries added. I asked for suggestions as to what to add to banana soft serve in the comments, and several of you suggested Greek yogurt for some protein. Great idea! There were also other amazing suggestions, and I can’t wait to try them over the next weeks…

I had a giant bag of mixed organic berries from Costco in the freezer. I decided to use lots of berries and lots of yogurt, so the end result was less a soft serve but more a cold smoothie in a bowl. Hubby and the toddler loved it!


Berry Banana Smoothie in a Bowl

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
Directions
  • Put the frozen berries in a food processor and puree.
  • Add the frozen banana and the yogurt and work until smooth.
  • Enjoy! Smile 
Servings: 2
Prep Time: 2 minutes



I loved the color of this smoothie! The mixed berries and the yogurt gave it the most amazing shade of pink! And I love pink! Smile

Instead of a question, I ask you to hug someone you love right now. As I was writing this post, I got a phone call from my sister. My sister is not one to call out of the blue, so I got a knot in my stomach right away. My dad was admitted to the hospital today. They found a tumor behind his eye yesterday, and the doctors believe it has likely spread. He’ll have to have surgery and start radiation next week. We don’t know much at this point, and he’ll undergo more testing in the next few days. Being on another continent makes this even harder… I love living here, but in times like these, I really hate being so far away from home… Not sure how much I’ll get around to your blogs or how often I’ll update my blog…

Be well,
Andrea

20 comments:

  1. Andrea, I am so sorry to hear about your dad's situation. I will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers. Sending you virtual hugs...

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  2. Oh Andrea, I'm so sorry about your Dad. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

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  3. so sorry about your dad......please keep us posted. btw i know i am the only one who has not made banana soft serve.

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  4. oh dear, i'm so sorry to hear this. i know how hard it is to be so far away when someone is sick. (i'm in Australia while the whole family is in Canada.) really hope your dad gets well!

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about this news. I will say a prayer for your dad and family. I'm sending some big cyber (((HUGS))) your way.

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  6. Oh no, I am so sorry about your dad. I know how rough that is. I can't share too much here, but I can tell you my sister lost an eye to cancer (when she was 2 years old) and there are some on going medical things with that. Actually that is a reason why I am at home now visiting her. She is fine but it can be rough. I relaly hope the cancer is treatable at this time.

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  7. OH Andrea! I am so sorry, and I hope everything turns out alright!!

    I can't imagine having to be so far away from my Dad.

    Big hugs to you as well.

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  8. We love recipes this simple! Isn't it nice to know we can give our kids treats that taste great AND are good for them. Sending love to your family from Naturally Savvy

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  9. Oh Andrea, I am so sorry to read this. I'll be thinking if you and your family and sending positive, healing thoughts you way. Hugs to you.

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  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish I could give my hug to you.

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  11. Look at that little smoothie - looks great and I love the look of it in the ramekin.

    And i'm SO sorry to hear this news. :( I'll be thinking of you and your family.

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  12. Hi Andrea, I'm sooo sorry to hear about your Dad. I'm sending good thoughts and my VERY best wishes to you and your family at this difficult time. Please keep us posted on his recovery!!! (()) e-hugs!!!

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  13. Oh Andrea, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I can only imagine how hard it must be living so far away. Well, do what you can, and try to stay positive. You and your family (and DAD!) are in our thoughts and prayers.

    This recipe sounds amazing. Note to self, do not put whole bananas in the freezer. Last time I read your post about the soft serve, I was sick. I got right out of bed and lazily put 3 bananas in the freezer, WHOLE. I even knew that was dumb, but I wasn't thinking. Needless to say, they were ruined.

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear this Andrea. As someone who has lost her Dad to cancer I know how you must feel. I live at a 30 minute drive away from my Mom but at that time even 30 minutes was too far away. Take care and I'll say a prayer for your Dad.

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  15. My thoughts are with you and your family, Andrea....(((HUGS)))

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  16. Oh Andrea, I am so sorry. All my thoughts & prayers are with you, your family, and most importantly, your father. Hugs..

    Keep us posted when you have time.

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  17. oh gosh, I'm so so sorry to hear the news. I know that being away from family at times like this can be the worst feeling but I'm sure your family feels your support and I hope things go smoothly from here...

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  18. Praying for you and your father.

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  19. andrea - you've been in my thoughts and prayers. all my love to your dad as he fights this.

    xoxo
    holly

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