Purple Antioxidant Smoothie and NEWS!

by lisa on March 20, 2012 · 29 comments

Life has had it’s ups and downs lately. I think this is just typical for everyone especially when you have children.  I try to take the good with the bad but like every other mom, sometimes my plate can be very full. Yesterday, I had to take my son to the emergency room and I am thankful he is fine.  He is home from school today with a mild concussion and needs a little extra TLC but he will be back to his normal activities in no time.

Now that I’ve gotten rid of the bad news first, it’s time to share some GREAT news.  Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21st I will be on the Dr Oz Show!  It is a cooking related segment and I am as excited as can be.

With all this happening, I felt the need to make myself a great big drink loaded with antioxidants for breakfast. I love making my own smoothies and this is a great way to get in some extra fruit and veggies. I used buttermilk as the liquid in the smoothie and it worked really well. Buttermilk is low in fat,  but high in potassium, vitamin B12, calcium, and riboflavin. It is also great for the digestive system. I also added blueberries, spinach and bananas. All these things are so good for you. It might sound weird to add spinach but I couldn’t even taste it. The drink had a sweet, tangy flavor.

One thing I should mention. This smoothie is a nice purple color but if you let it sit out too long, it turns to a not- so- nice color. This doesn’t bother me but if you are making it for someone, you probably would want to serve it right away.

Yes, I have jumped on the smoothie bandwagon. There will be more to come. What’s your favorite smoothie?

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Purple Antioxidant Smoothie
Recipe type: Beverage
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Serves: 2 to 3
A purple smoothie filled with antioxidants.
  • 1½ cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1½ cups baby spinach
  • 1 large or two small bananas, sliced and frozen
  1. Put all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.


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Debbie March 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Wow….on the Dr. Oz show!!!! I will look for you. I’ll have to check what time it is on here. That is wonderful Lisa! My favorite smoothie would be strawberries with bananas!


brandi March 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm

congrats! that’s so exciting!!


DessertForTwo March 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Congrats on your tv appearance! Good luck! Smile big 🙂


Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet March 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Can’t wait to see you tomorrow! I’ve been making a lot of smoothies lately too. We’ve had a lot of Greek yogurt in the house lately to use!


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) March 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

So proud of you…can’t wait to watch and tell everyone that I KNOW you!!


Ramona March 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Congrats to you.

I’m glad he’s okay.


Lisa March 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Can’t wait to see you on TV – congratulations!!!


Renee March 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

So cool Lisa! Can’t wait – xoxoRenee

Glad your little guy is ok…..


Elaine March 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Try using Coconut water instead of the buttermilk. Also, you can throw in a little fresh coconut and mango. Yummy! 🙂


Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet March 20, 2012 at 8:17 pm

So exciting!!! I can’t wait to watch your segment. The smoothie looks awesome. I have never thought of using buttermilk, but I will definitely be giving it a shot! Gotta have my daily smoothie. Delish!


Cathy March 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Dr. Oz?!! I’m so excited for you–the DVR is all set! Oh, and your smoothie looks great, too! 🙂


leslie March 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm

OMG..that is AWESOME ! You go girl!


Angela March 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

We don’t have cable, so if there is a link after so I can see you, please let me know! So exciting!


Pam March 20, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I hope your son feels better soon. The smoothie looks delicious! Congrats on your great news – that is so exciting!!


John March 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was.


Mary March 21, 2012 at 6:26 am

That really is great news Lisa. I know you’ll do a great job. I hope you son is getting better. Have a great day and “break a leg”. Blessings…Mary


Robin March 21, 2012 at 8:35 am

That looks & sounds really good. I am big on making smoothies for breakfast. I usually can’t eat when I first wake up, but I need a hit of energy with 3 boys, so smoothies are a great kick start in the morning!


Kate March 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

Ups and downs indeed! Glad your down is no match for your up this week.


Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray March 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

Oh my gosh, congratulations!! I’m sure you will be wonderful–how exciting! 🙂


Deborah March 21, 2012 at 9:39 am

So exciting! I will have to make sure I tune in!!


Rikki March 21, 2012 at 10:14 am

Oh my gosh, the color is amazing. I have to try this, it sounds so good, and I could afford to start my day a bit healthier. And congratulations on Dr. Oz!!


Theresa Warren March 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Glad your son is OK. Know as a mom any trip to the ER is scary! The smoothie recipe looks Yummie. Hope you had fun on the Dr. Oz show today. I was thinking about you! I forgot to tell my mom to DVR it for me 🙁


Anna March 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I missed it today, but congratulations! It must have been fun.


Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 22, 2012 at 9:25 am

Very, very cool to be on Dr, Oz!! Congrats!


Feast on the Cheap March 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

Congrats on the Dr Oz segment, so exciting. Please post the link when you have it!

And glad to hear your little guy is doing better, very scary.


Liz March 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Whew…I’m glad your son will be OK!

What a wonderful smoothie…I love the combination of blueberries and bananas. And I’m bummed I missed you on Dr. Oz. I know my TV was on the right channel…I just wasn’t paying attention …rats.


ciaochowlinda March 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Liz took the words out of my mouth. I’m bummed I missed you too, but I bet you were great. I hope your son is better too.


Jeanette March 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

How exciting! Hope you can share the link so we can all see it.


Lynda March 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I had to let you know that I did see you on Dr. Oz and I thought you were wonderful! You didn’t act at all nervous, and the dish you prepared sounded fantastic. Congrats!


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