Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Choco-Berry Zest: Homemade Smoothie

Good Evening everyone! Yesterday was such a busy day, after the day was over and I finally got to relax, I didn't feel like blogging. Shame on me, I know, but I didn't want to get up from my chair since I had been standing in the kitchen, baking yummy things. One of the things I made yesterday was a smoothie. About two months ago, my mom came home from a book fair with this smoothie book, it's called Cool Smoothies. It's a great book and has a lot of health things in it, like a chart of what vitamins would go in smoothies and what plants and things you can add to make them healthy or like a juice. Like a healthy smoothie. A couple days ago, my mom said to look through the smoothie book and pick one out. So I did, we went to the store to grab the stuff, and then it got too late to do on Monday, so yesterday, I made the smoothie!
The recipe for the smoothie I wanted to make was pretty simple. 
Just a few ingredients, you throw it into a blender and then drink it basically. 
Here is the recipe. I just took a picture of it out of the book:
I just threw all the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, into the blender, actually our little magic bullet thing. It's like huge hand held mixer thing and I have never used it, so I wanted to give it a try. 
You just put it all in there, and then you blend it. 
Once you blend it up, it will take on a reddish tint to it. It's from the strawberries.
After you blend up all the ingredients, you take the chocolate chips, toss some in, I probably poured more than specified, but recipes are meant to be played around with. You add or take out. Whatever you want.
Sometimes.
So, you blend those too and then after everything is blended up, you pour it in a glass, and maybe add some whip cream and extra chocolate chips sprinkled on the whip cream. Adds a cute touch. 
I took lots of result pictures because I dressed it up so cute! 
It was a very simple, very easy recipe. When I tasted it, it was a little more berry tasting than I wanted. I like chocolate milk shakes, so I was kind of expecting it to be more on the chocolately side, even all the chocolate that was in there was just chocolate yogurt and chocolate chips. 
I think next time I make a smoothie with chocolate in it, I won't put as much berry stuff in and add a lot of chocolate stuff. Or might just make a simple chocolate shake for you guys. 
I think I dolled up the mason jar cute. ha.
The smoothie was yummy though! It was good. 

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