Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer's Blueberry Buttermilk Smoothie

Daughter Samantha's guest post. She's been busy in the kitchen again:

The fruit harvest is one of my very favorite things about summer.  All of the berries, you guys.  So sweet and scrumptious.  In my opinion, the best thing made with fresh berries is gelato, but if you can't get to my favorite place in Philadelphia- Capogiro (amazing!)- the next best thing is to make a tangy delicious smoothie.
Using buttermilk adds a big tang to this smoothie, which I really love.  If you like yogurt, you are sure to love this.

Blueberry Buttermilk Smoothie

2 c blueberries
1/4 c milk
3/4 c buttermilk
2 tbsp honey

Toss all of your ingredients into a blender and pulse until smoothie is frothy, sweet, and so very blueberry.

(Fun fact: Did you know that blueberries were originally called purpleberries? That's quite a mouthful!)

We had some leftover buttermilk, so my sister made buttermilk biscuits. She added 1 cup of shredded cheese to a basic biscuit recipe, and then also sprinkled the biscuits with cheese halfway through the baking time.

Happy weekend, everyone! Enjoy these last sweet days of summer!



  1. That looks so good, have never made a smoothie, so will have to try some. I like the idea of bananas and strawberries. I make my own biscuits, but no buttermilk or cheese since they are no in my diet, can't eat anything aged.


  2. I have never tried buttermilk, I think I will have to try both of these ideas. They look delicious.

  3. Great ideas! You always think outside the box! Where did you find out about the "purpleberries" post?

  4. I have a smoothie almost every day for breakfast. I've never had one with buttermilk; I'll have to try it. Love the biscuit recipe, too!

  5. Hi Jacquelynne,

    This looks sooo good. Suddenly I'm very hungry! Yummy!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Love it!!!

  6. Oh yum! Your photos are so good I want to eat them :-)

  7. Sounds delicious-how about making blueberry/buttermilk muffins? Yum!

  8. Looks delicious; makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake something!

  9. great ideas for enjoying the beauty of the season

  10. That looks amazing! I want to come to your house to eat.

  11. Blueberries look great - not many here this year, think the heat made them bloom too early then it froze and we lost half our buds. I use frozen bananas, half a vanilla bean, and water to make my smoothies - no dairy. YUM!



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