Saturday, February 7, 2009

Smoothie with cereal and fruits

I made my peace with using frozen vegetables and fruits a while ago. Frozen vegetables and fruits I hear are sometimes fresher than their fresh counterparts available in grocery stores. Frozen vegetables are also sometimes the only way to enjoy some of the vegetables like peas, even though I believe there are grown here they are mostly available only frozen and occasionally I have seen fresh shelled peas but never sold in their pods. Wonder why?

I sometimes make myself a smoothie for breakfast when I want something different from the usual smoothies are the first thing that come to mind. I don't particularly care for cereal and milk but the rest of the family enjoys them so there is always serveral different types lying around. I love the banana nut crunch but by itself like a snack. So if I could powder some of these along with the fruits and the milk, that would make for a substantial breakfast. It turned out to be pretty good and something I turned to often. The kids who love smoothies are not too fond of the cereal in their smoothie so this is strictly my breakfast alone. Besides the taste I like the color berries add to the smoothies be it strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries. During the winter months I have a couple of packets of these berries in the freezer just for the smoothies.


Fruits and Cereal Smoothie
1. 1/4 cup banana nut crunch cereal
2. 1 ripe banana
3. 1 apple
4. 1/4 cup of berries (I used frozen strawberries and blackberries)
5. 1/2 cup milk
6. 2 tsp honey

1. Powder the cereal in the blender first
2. Now add the fruits,milk and honey and blend

I had it around 8.30 AM and had me going till about 12.30 PM


  1. I would never have thought to put cereal in a smoothie -- great idea ISG! Looks pretty, too :)

  2. Healthy breakfast, eh? Looks good, enjoy.
    I just made southern Biscuits and sausage gravy this morning! :D
    Pods don't freeze well, peas do, although once thawed,they are mushy too. Have a fun Sunday! :)

  3. I heard Berries stay fresh and good when frozen. I will have to try it out. i cannot have anything sweet in the morning so would like to have it during evening. Adding cereal should be good. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. great idea.. should try this soon. your smoothie is very inviting.

  5. Really neat idea. I actually have smoothie for lunch (tend to skip breakfast 99.9% of the time). I think adding cereal makes it a complete meal!

    my fridge is full of frozen berries & veggies...

  6. oh adding cereal to the smoothie is such a good idea!

  7. I totally agree sometimes frozen veg and fruits have the vitamins intact than the fresh ones.
    Delicious and healthy smoothie.

  8. The addition of cereal must make it more filling... how does it affect the texture though?
    I love smoothies but somehow it's not something I turn to during winter months... will wait for the summer to give this a shot.

  9. You are on a diet it sems Indo :)

  10. Thats very innovative! Looks awesome..

  11. nice idea.. i too like eating banana nut crunch..with or without milk. but somehow in the winter, smoothies in the morning chill me out!!

  12. This is a very cool recipe. Very creative....Looks so good. YUM!

  13. Am a fan of banana nut crunch cereal too! Smoothie looks like a neat idea!

  14. This sounds wonderfully refreshing. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took sometime to browse through your earlier entries. I really am glad I did that. I enjoy the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day.


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