Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Breakfast of Champions

     There I was, hungry and alone.  I had to take action.  Eggs and bacon, no sir. A bowl of cereal?  not a chance, I've had enough lactose to last me a few days and I don't have any lactaid in the cabinet (yeah I'm old, sue me).  Succumbing to hunger (and laziness) I decided to blend something up; something delicious that didn't require cooking.  My key ingredient for the meal: aloe vera juice.  It's supposed to be healthy for me (not sure why) and I have the remnants of a gallon that needs to be finished off.  Alone it may taste too tangy to tollerate, but blended with an ensemble of flavors; it is delicious.

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Your recipe should you choose to accept it:

  • 4 oz Aloe Vera Juice
  • 8 oz Fat Free Greek Yogurt (more protein per serving)
  • 4 oz Hibiscus Cranberry Juice Blend [if not available, may substitute unsweetened jamaica (hibiscus) juice.]
  • 6 whole fresh strawberries
  • 8 oz frozen strawberries
  • 8 oz frozen diced mangos
  • 8 oz frozen mixed berries (blue berry, raspberry, more strawberries, etc.)
  • 1-2 splashes of vanilla to tie it all together
  • Sweeten to taste with agave syrup (optional)


  1. sounds like it would taste good

  2. Great Recipe
    Great Blog

    GREAT Kurt Vonnegut reference


  3. Eeegh, everything but the greek yogurt. It is a cruel mistress.

  4. cool smoothie i wana drink one now

  5. OMFG DO WANT!! Heaven in a glass, drunk from a straw! <333

  6. Basically:
    Blend wonderful things with other wonderful things to attain a wonderfulness higher than the sum of the wonderfulness of the original things.


  7. that looks good! its hard to believe that can replace a meal, but i might try it since its a pretty simple recipe.

  8. Sounds good, I'll definitely have to try this out sometime.

  9. I'm not sure how this smoothie will aid a hangover, from what I've read the best remedy is sleep :) The addition of Greek Yogurt to my arsenal is fairly recent. I tried a discounted Greek Yogurt blended with fig and I loved it. The texture reminded me of guayaba and it really sold itself with that.
    I pay close attention to the contents and ingredients of what I buy, as I do not like settling for high fructose corn syrup in my foods. After spending way too much time in the yogurt aisle, I discovered that Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt had the highest amount of protein, no HFCS, and it had plenty of live cultures. I may not know much about hangover remedies, but I can tell you that live cultures can make a world of difference when added to your diet if you are prescribed antibiotics. Eating plenty yogurt with live cultures will help ease the pains that some experience when their G I tract has been nuked by antibiotics.