Friday, August 27, 2010

Blueberries and Arugula?

I like to mix it up with my morning breakfast smoothies and today I tried something new. It certainly pleases my palate and it might tickle your fancy too. This is a very simple smoothie - 1 cup light soy milk, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup water, 1 scoop of whey protein powder (unflavored) and a handful of fresh arugula. The greens are from my garden and are particularly peppery this time of year as the August sun starts to wane. The drink is remarkably good with a subtle hint of spicy arugula providing an undercurrent to the berries.


T. Wilson said...

That sounds like a great combo!! I started experimenting with making blueberry smoothies incorporating green, leafy veggies last winter.
Blueberries have a flavor that assertive enough to stand up to flavors of many greens- even raw kale, collards, and chard. I add a very ripe pear, half a frozen banana and frozen blueberries, and use almond milk.

I don't measure- just add to taste. They usually came out very bueberry-y with just a fresh "green" undertone- they just tasted fresh.

Thanks for sharing your discovery!

Paula said...

What a great blog!

This looks so delicious!

Have a nice time!

Wendy said...

I am going to try this.