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Course: Drinks
Keyword: Breakfast, Buff Smoothie, Dairy-Free, Drinks, Healthy, Make-Ahead

Buff Smoothie

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 8 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 24 ounces
Start your day off right with this fruity, dairy-free smoothie that's packed with antioxidants, omega-3s, and vitamins.
While I am neither a physician nor a dietician, one of my cardinal rules of healthy eating is never, ever, ever skip breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and several studies have found that people who maintain significant amounts of weight loss routinely eat their breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, I like mine purple, because purple is the color of anthocyanins, which possess antioxidant powers that sweet damaged matter from the body.
This recipe first appeared in Season 13 of Good Eats.
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  • 4 fluid ounces plain, low-fat soy milk for protein
  • 4 fluid ounces acai, grape, or pomegranate juice for antioxidants
  • 4 ounces frozen banana for texture and potassium
  • 4 ounces frozen strawberries for texture and flavor
  • 4 ounces frozen blueberries for antioxidants
  • 4 ounces frozen peaches because I like them

Specialized Hardware

  • Blender
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 8 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 24 ounces

Procedure

  • Combine the soy milk, juice, banana, strawberries, blueberries, and peaches in the carafe of a blender. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 8 hours.
  • In the morning, or when the fruit is partially thawed, put the carafe on the base of the blender, start at the lowest speed and slowly accelerate to medium until you achieve a vortex. Blend on medium for 1 minute. Increase the speed to high and blend for an additional minute. Serve immediately for big fat doses of beta carotene, fiber, foliate, iron, manganese, omega-3s, potassium, protein, and vitamins B and C.
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