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Monday, June 11, 2012

Granola - Strawberry Smoothie & Blueberry Yogurt


Finally , the summer seems to be here and suddenly we are craving for cooler things. The two ideas, a smoothie and a yogurt posted today were prepared to beat yesterday's heat. They use the store bought granola bars and yogurt and suit my BM theme of "Food prepared using ready made stuff".
Check what the other marathoners are cooking during BM#17.

Ingredients: (2 - 3 servings)
1 cup or 6 oz strawberry yogurt / Plain yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup strawberries, halved
1 small banana
2 granola bars (I used Nature Valley' Oats n Honey bars.)
Sugar or any sweetener if using plain yogurt

Method:
* Place yogurt, milk, fruits, 3/4th of the granola bars and sweetener if using in a blender. Blend until smooth.
* Pour into glasses. Crumble the remaining bars and sprinkle in each glass. Garnish with strawberry slices if desired. Serve immediately.

Blueberry Yogurt

Another cool snack idea for these sultry days. Though I am not a yogurt - granola parfait eating person, a fruity yogurt sprinkled with a small quantity of nuts and crumbled granola bar is appealing to me. Here is blueberry Greek yogurt sprinkled with almond and crumbled granola.
Either get blueberry yogurt from the store or prepare your own. Using Greek yogurt is the shortcut version but straining the yogurt in the refrigerator for a few hours will also give the same results. For each cup of Greek yogurt, pulse about 2 Tbsp of blueberries coarsely. Add crushed berries and sweetener to the yogurt and stir. 4 - 6 fresh berries can be added as well. Sprinkle with nuts and granola bar pieces if desired and serve immediately.

This goes to Priya's "Veggie / Fruit A Month" event hosted this month by Harini-Jaya  with the theme Blue berries.

Comments

22 comments:

A Kamalika Krishmy said...

Very very healthy Version..

Chef Mireille said...

a great idea!

Maayeka said...

smoothie looks very healthy and refreshing..

Akila said...

Very delicious

PriyaVaasu said...

Wow, very tempting!!!! A Filling Smoothie!!!!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow very yummy ones..

Srivalli said...

Pictures are very tempting Suma..very healthy options..

kitchen queen said...

wonderful refreshing nutritious and rich smoothie.

Priya said...

Am loving both smoothie and yogurt,well done Suma.

Nirmala Gurunathan said...

Healthy and tempting smoothie!!!!

Usha said...

Granola smoothie & blueberry yogurt looks inviting and perfect for beating the summer heat!

Lubna Karim said...

Really refreshing ideas.....love it...

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Wonderful idea...smoothie looks so tempting..

Spice up the Curry said...

very refreshing and healthy one. love it

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Wow! a smoothie with granola bars, that is something I must try.
The blueberry yogurt is too good to pass. Though I would prepare it with homemade yogurt. Somehow didn't like Greek yogurt. I guess it is an acquired taste !

Thanks for sending it to the event.

DivyaGCP said...

Awesome ideas to beat the heat in summer.

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Kavi said...

adding granola to a smoothie would make it so much more healthy!

sushma said...

NIce and delicious

Jayanthi said...

I love oats n honey granola bar, will definitely be trying this out. Looks so delicious.

ANU said...

yummy and healthy!

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PJ said...

Power packed and delicious smoothie..

veena krishnakumar said...

Smoothie looks very tempting!!!!