Smoothie/Fruit and Peanut Butter Breakfast


A fruit and peanut butter yogurt smoothie is a great way to start your morning. It’s simple, quick, easy, and nutritious. I’ve substituted cottage cheese in place of yogurt but that isn’t quite as sweet. People wrinkle up their noses at me when I mention peanut butter with fruit. Really? It’s no different than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich – and it has a lot fewer carbs.

peanut butter fruit yogurt

I usually just dump and mix, but since I wanted to post this, I actually took the time to measure the ingredients. I start with the yogurt (OR cottage cheese), then add peanut butter, banana, blackberries (or any other fruit you’d like), some ice cubes and splashes of milk. Mix it all in the blender; add more milk or yogurt to make it the consistency you’d like. I’ve used peaches and blueberries – but I have to admit that blackberries are my favorite.

fruit peanut butter smoothie

Kids love to help make this – and to drink it. Seriously, this can be ready in five minutes. Call it a milkshake if you’d like (because that’s really what it is anyhow.)

smoothie: peanut butter and fruit breakfast


Breakfast Smoothie: Fruit and Peanut Butter Breakfast
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2 cups
  • ½ cup plain yogurt (OR cottage cheese)
  • 1 large Tablespoon peanut butter
  • ½ cup blackberries (or other fruit)
  • ½ - 1 banana
  • 5 ice cubes
  • ¼-1/2 cup milk
  1. Put all ingredients in the blender
  2. Pulse a few times until ice chunks become smaller
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Add more milk, fruit, etc. as desired

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Congealed Jello with Applesauce

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This congealed salad is festive for any season or meal, and rather simple to make.  You just need four ingredients: water, jello, applesauce, and lemon juice.

One of the things I like about it (besides it cool, refreshing flavor) is that it can be made a day or two ahead.  It’s also easy to fix to serve to a large crowd of folks.  You can put it into a flat storage container and serve it in small squares or larger ones, depending on who you will be serving.

I learned to  make this when I worked at my uncle’s restaurant, The Casselman, in western Maryland.  As a waitress, I served this to customers back in the 1970s when I was in high school.  It’s still  on the menu there today.

Mix your jello, applesauce, and lemon juice together.  I use home-canned applesauce that has no sugar or sweetener added.  I’ve used sugar-free and regular jello.  I usually use strawberry, raspberry, or strawberry-banana flavor, but you can choose your own flavor.

jello applesauce

Then add boiling water and stir until dissolved.  Add your cold water and put the jello into a pretty glass dish.  Or you can put it into a flat Tupperware container and cover with a lid.

Serve jello portions on a lettuce leaf and top with cottage cheese if you’d like.

jelo applesauce on plate

Applesauce Jello
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6 servings
Simple to mix, and pretty to serve. Young and old alike enjoy this congealed salad.
  • 1 small box red jello (raspberry, strawberry, or strawberry-banana)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (I use Real Lemon)
  • 1 cup applesauce (I use unsweetened)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup ice or cold water
  1. Mix applesauce, jello, and lemon juice
  2. Pour boiling water over jello mixture.
  3. Stir until dissolved
  4. Add cold water/ice cubes
  5. Put into a dish and cover
  6. Refrigerate until set
  7. Serve on a bed of lettuce
  8. Top with cottage cheese


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