Boozy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Boozy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

I adore summer!  It’s my second-favorite season, but the thing I love most about it is the abundance of seasonal fruits and veggies.  Right now I have a gazillion blueberries!  I froze a bunch of them, in the theory that they might last longer, but that isn’t happening, because I keep baking muffins and making smoothies.  And here is a smoothie that tastes like a blueberry muffin, and has vodka in it!  Wheeeeee!

The best way to make a smoothie, in my not-so-humble opinion, is always from frozen fruit.  If you use fresh fruit, you have to add ice, which waters it down.  Plus, unless you have a super-blender, ice just doesn’t give you the right texture.  Someday I’ll have a Vita-Mix, and all my dreams will come true, but until that magical day arrives, I will maintain that smoothies must be made with frozen fruit!

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So, to make this, I pulled some blueberries out of the freezer.  First, I put 1 1/2 oz of vanilla vodka in my blender.  Actually, I wished I had vanilla vodka to put in my blender.  What I actually did was put in just shy of 1 1/2 oz of plain vodka, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.  It counts.  Use vanilla vodka if you have it, but if you need to cheat, people will still read your cocktail blog.  Right?  Right??

Next, I added half an ounce of triple sec.  Then, 1 cup of plump, glorious blueberries.  I topped it all off with half a cup of almond milk.  You can use whatever kind of milk you want.  I like almond milk.  Then, I blended it until it was smooth, poured it into a rocks glass, and sprinkled a few more berries over the top.  This serves as both a garnish, and a few pleasant little berry-bombs as you drink it.  Enjoy!

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