Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Cap'n Crunch Berries Smoothie
This morning I needed to make a new smoothie. I've been making this smoothie for at least the past month and it was time for a change. Plus the spinach in the refrigerator didn't look all that appealing this morning and I wanted to use up some of the frozen strawberries chilling in the freezer.
I was going to call this shake "PB&J Smoothie" but my husband inspired the name change. I made a shake for him this morning too and the first thing he said was, "This tastes like Cap'n Crunch Berries cereal!" I totally agreed. That was one of the special cereals we rarely got growing up, but it was always a special treat when we did. Now it's way too sugary for me and I really don't like the aftertaste, but this smoothies gives the flavor without all that junk.
The ingredients are ridiculously basic so feel free to add whatever else you think would make it better. I just needed something nutritious to start my day and this basic smoothie did the trick. It makes enough for two people.
Into the blender:
1 and 3/4 cups vanilla almond milk
1 overflowing cup of frozen strawberries
2 tbsp. chia seeds
2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
Like I said, it's super simple, but I'm posting it because it really was delicious and I plan on making it again, and again! I think next time I'll add some ground flaxseed just for added goodness. Some protein powder would probably be a nice addition as well. Good thing my PlantFusion protein powder is on it's way!
What was your favorite treat cereal growing up? Would you try this smoothie?