Berry Coffee Smoothie

By Dane Feldman
Photo by Dane Feldman.

I have to admit that even though I know how vital eating breakfast is, I don’t always do it. I’ve been trying to create some foolproof ways to keep myself from leaving the house without breakfast, but I still don’t always follow through. In which case, making smoothies in the morning is about as close as I come to eating healthy breakfasts consistently.

What you’ll need:
1/2 plain Greek yogurt (about 3 oz)
1/2 cup almond milk
6 raspberries
3-4 strawberries
1 tbsp coffee ice cream

In a blender, pour in the almond milk and add yogurt and ice cream. Rinse the berries and cut the tops off of the strawberries. Drop those into the blender too and add ice. Blend until smooth. Serve in a tall glass with a straw.

You’ll want to use 3-4 large strawberries, otherwise the flavor of the Greek yogurt will overpower the flavor of the berries and it’ll just taste like whipped yogurt. Also, I used only about a teaspoon of coffee ice cream just because I was feeling adventurous and wasn’t sure it would go well. It did, but the flavor was pretty faint, so I would suggest using a tablespoon. It’s not enough ice cream to make you feel unhealthy, but just enough to make you feel like you’re indulging.

However, if you already keep a diet that’s fairly heavy in dairy, I’d skip the ice cream here altogether. As for me, I no longer eat a lot of cheese, I rarely eat ice cream, and I almost never use cow’s milk, so a little ice cream here is okay.