Recipe for Blueberry Broccoli Smoothie

For those trying to drink their daily dose of fruits and vegetables (or for those who'd like to drink their antioxidants):

Ingredients:

1 cup of frozen blueberries

½ cup of steamed broccoli

1 cup of 100 percent cranberry juice

½ cup of low-fat plain yogurt

2 cups red, peeled grapes

Blend all ingredients together in blender -- and enjoy!

Tips and tricks for making great smoothies:

  • Freeze glasses ahead of time to ensure smoothies remain cool and thick.
  • Instead of using whole ice cubes, always crush the ice before adding it to the blender.
  • Cut the fruit into chunks before blending.
  • Freeze fruits ahead of time to use in place of crushed ice for more flavor.
  • Always have thick straws on hand; these can be purchased at any health food store or kitchen supply.

About the author: Melanie Wallace is a freelance writer who lives in Frisco.