In the meantime, I offer you this recipe for a Dog Park smoothie. (Admit it, you thought I'd be talking about something else.) Because I generally don't get home from Park until nearly ten at night these days, I need something light to eat before bed. I make this smoothie every night. It's cold, sweet, and creamy.
What you'll need:
- frozen bananas
- frozen blueberries
- soy milk (or your favorite choice of milk)
How to make:
In a blender, toss half a cup of frozen blueberries, one frozen banana, and about 1 cup of milk. (I generally don't measure; I eyeball.) Blend until thick. Eat immediately with a spoon. See? So easy.
Note: It's important to have frozen fruit, or the smoothie will be a bit thin and frothy. In summer, I buy bananas just to have them in the freezer for smoothies because they go soft so fast.
Hint: Peel and break bananas in pieces before storing in a zip-lock bag with the air squeezed out.
Another note: Smoothie traditionalists will point out that most smoothies are made with apple juice and a scoop of plain or flavored yogurt, not milk. I find that juice smoothies are too sweet, but you are certainly welcome to try that as a variation. It really is hard to mess up a smoothie.