Triple Berry Smoothie (with Preserves!)

Triple Berry Smoothie with a Secret Ingredient... Preserves! // Savvy Eats

For the first half of the year, I was pretty consistently having a smoothie for breakfast every morning. Some frozen fruit, a little Greek yogurt, and some juice or milk, a quick whir in the blender, and breakfast was set. It was ideal for me, as I don’t usually have much of an appetite in the mornings. The smoothies were easy to sip throughout the morning as I worked, and were filled with vitamins and minerals and protein. It was a total win!

Of course, when morning sickness set in through most of July and August, my willingness to drink or even make a smoothie dropped off considerably. (Side note: Whoever named it “morning” sickness was lying.) Now that I’m into the second trimester and feeling better, smoothies are sounding considerably more appetizing.

And now I’m making my smoothies with a new secret ingredient: a spoonful of preserves! They add just a touch of sweetness and bring another dimension to the fruit flavor. Why haven’t I thought of this before? The only other change I’ve made to my smoothie routine is to sub out the Greek yogurt for Stonyfield’s new Petit Crème yogurts. They aren’t quite as tart, which I’m loving right now, but they still pack a bunch of protein.

Let’s do this, and make a smoothie with preserves!

Triple Berry Smoothie (with Preserves!)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Triple Berry Smoothie (with Preserves!)

Raspberry preserves add another sweet, fruity dimension to this smoothie. If you don't have raspberry preserves, strawberry jam will also work.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup French or Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons raspberry preserves

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
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Psst: Stonyfield sent me some of their new Petit Crème yogurts to try out, but I was not compensated for this post in any other way.

Lemonade Shrub Cocktail

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For as much as I accumulate cute dishes for my food photos (and let’s face it, just for fun), my collection tends to focus mostly on bowls and vintage Pyrex. The one place I’m seriously lacking is my glassware – we have our regular drinking glasses, a bunch of wine glasses, and…not much else. Whenever I photograph cocktails, I inevitably end up borrowing cute glasses from my friend, Megan (three cheers for friends who also collect adorable dishware!).

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So when UncommonGoods reached out to me about reviewing one of their customized anniversary gifts (check out all the fun options here), I immediately went for the personalized glassware. We have been seriously missing Madison and Wisconsin in general lately, so the State Love Glasses were an obvious choice.

These pilsner glasses were just begging for a giant cocktail, so I didn’t want to make anything too strong. I wanted a light, refreshing summer cocktail that could easily be adjusted to have little to no alcohol for the hottest part of the day or for the abstainers at the party, or to have a little more alcohol for a cookout with friends.

Shrub Cocktail // Savvy Eats

For this shrub cocktail, I broke out the cherry ginger shrub I made a few weeks ago and mixed in the ultimate summer refresher: fresh lemonade. I stirred in just a little vodka and topped it off with some bubbly club soda. It is perfect for kicking back on the porch with company!

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Shrub Lemonade Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail

Shrub Lemonade Cocktail

This lemonade cocktail gets its "zing" from a cherry ginger shrub . Feel free to substitute in another flavor of shrub (a blueberry one would be nice). Or, if you don't feel like taking the time to make a shrub, you can use a little splash of a fruit-flavored vinegar (just a little, not a full ounce!) instead.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce cherry ginger shrub
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 1/2 - 1 ounce vodka (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups club soda
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Stir the shrub, lemonade and vodka together and pour over ice. Top off with the club soda and serve.
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