Tasty Tuesday: Michael’s Magnificent (but simple) Smoothies

Introducing…. our new Tasty Tuesday columnist, and delightful mom, Barb Kelley! Feel free to add your comments to Barbs wonderful recipes with twists and tips of your own! ~ Sarah


Welcome to My Sister’s Kitchen. My name is Barb Kelley and I’m a High Country mom of four sons ranging from 14 to 20 years old. Sarah invited me to open my kitchen each Tuesday and talk about cooking, recipes, and all things FOOD. So pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea or a cup of coffee, and make yourself comfortable while I introduce myself.

My sister, Laura, and I grew up in a culture where food was the language of love. Not all the food we ate as children was particularly gourmet, but there was always plenty and always enough to share with drop-in guests. Now that we each have our own kitchen in our own home (in our own state, I might add), we find we walk the ancient paths of women who nourish those we love.

One of the delights of my life is teaching my own children how to create in the kitchen. Today, because of the very warm weather and our proximity to swim season, I want to share my son Michael’s favorite kitchen concoction. This little recipe is simple enough that even very young kids can try their hand at creating something tasty.

Michael is totally addicted to his own fruit smoothies. He’s a swimmer and averages 4000-5000 meters of swimming each practice. For some perspective on that, 5000 meters is a 5K and 3.1 miles. This burns a LOT of calories. Most mornings, Michael makes himself a fruit smoothie. Sometimes this is breakfast and sometimes, this is just a prelude to breakfast!

Michael’s Fruit Smoothies

Place in the blender:

  • 1 3/4 c. plain yogurt
  • 3 handfuls of frozen blueberries (if needed, put more. Other frozen fruit works also)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 2 T. flax seed (optional)

Blend thoroughly and guzzle.

Note to junior chefs: Share with your brothers if you must. Always share a little glass with your mom.

Laura and I welcome you to drop by our kitchen and check out what we’ve been cooking: My Sisters Kitchen


  1. This looks great – I can’t wait to try it. (and I look forward to spending a little time to look the My Sister’s Kitchen website!)