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Healthy Living: Feeding the day

Mornings at my house are painful. I’d like to pretend that we all wake upon time and with smiles on our faces, but nothing could be further from the truth. I have to have three cups of coffee before I can even focus, much less carry on a conversation of with anyone. And with two teenage sons, I’m lucky if I can even get them out of their beds before noon!

I imagine your weekday mornings are like ours. But you know as well as I do that we need the right kind of fuel in our bodies each morning to get the day started right. It’s just good common sense to eat a healthy breakfast, and scientific studies show again and again that our brains function much better when we remember to eat before we head out to face the day.

One of my family’s morning favorites is making fruit smoothies.

We actually make these most any time of the day, but a smoothie is something I can have ready to put in the boys’ hands if we need to be on the road before they have had time to eat.

This Ultimate Berry-Banana Smoothie features Brookshire’s new flavor of frozen yogurt from our Goldenbrook ice cream plant in Tyler, Texas. And feel free to change up your favorite berries or fruit to make it just the way your family enjoys. I will tell you that frozen fruit works better, giving the smoothie a wonderful “milkshake” consistency. If you prefer fresh fruit, try freezing it in chunks the night before so you’ll make your morning that much easier!


Ultimate Berry-Banana Smoothie 

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup Goldenbrook Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt
1 cup Food Club milk

Add ingredients to a blender and blend on high for 40 seconds, or until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Easy and delicious! Serves 2 (or one big teenage boy).

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