I feel like I start a lot of my Snack Reports with, “I was in the grocery store and saw this on sale.” But that’s really how I end up finding most of the stuff I review. Some foodstuffs I hear about in advance and seek out to review, but a lot I find while just wandering around the grocery store, and if it’s on sale, I’m game for giving it a try. So…I was in the grocery store the other day and saw these blueberry English muffins on sale. Actually I saw a different Thomas’ product on sale first, but it’s going to be on sale for longer than these are, so I ended up getting them first. I had tried the limited edition apple pie English muffins a few months ago and enjoyed them, so I figured blueberry English muffins were worth a shot as well; I like both blueberries and English muffins.
I realize this smoothie is pretty similar to the peanut butter and jelly smoothie that I posted last year. But blueberry jelly is less popular than strawberry jelly, so I decided that it deserved its own post. The inspiration for this smoothie came from my putting blueberries on peanut butter toast. It’s very yummy, but it can be a bit tricky to eat. This smoothie has all the flavor without fear of blueberries rolling off of bread.
This is another one of my, “I need to use up this fruit” smoothie creations (as opposed to a “thought out a few days in advance” one). Funnily enough, it seems like my last minute creations end up being some of my favorites. Then again it’s hard to go wrong with a fairly classic combination like this.
I like trying to use melons in smoothies because they’re so refreshing. They’re also a quintessential summer food. As I discovered last year, watermelon can be tricky because it’s just so, well, watery. I’d wanted to try a smoothie using honeydew melon last year, but the melon kept getting eaten before I had a chance to use it in a smoothie. So this year I made sure to grab some before it was all gone. I decided to mix it with blueberries because I like blueberries. As a bonus blueberries are really good for you.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a morning person. At all. I enjoy my sleep, and I enjoy it well into the late hours of the morning. And those times I do have to get up early it takes me a long time to get going. So knowing my breakfast is ready and waiting for me when I get up is a load off. While there are some other types of breakfast that you can prepare in advance, today I’ll be tackling everyone’s favorite winter breakfast: oatmeal.