Recently, after thinking about it way too much, I decided to get a blender. I remember deliberating in my head if buying a blender meant that I was never going to leave Japan. Home appliances tend to make everything feel so permanent, like buying a toaster all of a sudden means you have three kids and a mortgage. But then I realized my new blender would only cost about as much as the huge bag of dog food I recently bought Monja or what I might spend at an afternoon in Forever 21. Basically, I could deal with the cost and just because it wouldn’t be a summer dress that would fit neatly into a suitcase didn’t mean I needed to deprive myself of basic desires.
Phew. Now for the fun stuff. Lately, I’ve been making granola based smoothies that look like barf but taste great. Have I sold you yet? I am pretty in love with the idea of stuffing a bunch of healthy crap into a blender and then drinking half of my nutrients for the day. I keep thinking to myself, “…this is the future of food” and “I wonder how it would taste if I blended whole meals in here?” But then today I had an even better idea – wine smoothies. Nope, no chunky granola here, just a handful of berries, some yummy red wine, and a dash of yogurt. It was so easy to make and tastes great (which is an accomplishment since my $5 bottle of wine tasted like absolute crap prior to this recipe!). This drink would be fabulous for summer! I also want to try skipping the yogurt and blending it with ice to make a wine slushie. The possibilities are endless. Blender heaven, I have arrived.
Red Wine (1 cup)
Berries (I used about 10 frozen blueberries and 3 frozen strawberries)
Plain yogurt (1/4 cup)
Step 1: Pop everything in your blender.
Step 2: Press the “on” button.
Step 3: Drink.
This recipe is so friggin’ easy that including directions seems like a joke.
I’m not really a white wine person, but I imagine you could do something similar using pears, apples, or peaches with white wine! Can’t wait to make this again on a hot summer day!
What do you think? Do you have any awesome smoothie recipes? I’m all ears!
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