It’s not on my list of resolutions this year, but I am trying to eat a more complete and filling breakfast this year. That’s pretty easy to do on days when I’m home, but when I’m heading to my day joy, it’s a pain to pack up some fruit, cottage cheese or yogurt and more. Smoothies are a great solution. Oster was kind enough to let me try out their adorable Fresh+Blend’N Go Mason Jar Blender and share my experience with you.
This little blender is so perfectly compact. It nestles nicely into the corner of a cabinet and I keep the lids and cups in a bag next to it. It comes with two plastic mason jar style cups, one sipping lid with a straw and one screw on cap. It blends great! It’s simple, with one speed and no frills, but it does it’s job and it does it well. Out of the 4 amazing color options, my choice was clear. Most might call this cream or off-white, but to me it will always be “pepper white” (the official color name of our first Mini Cooper). You really can’t go wrong though. The aqua was a close second, and the red looks amazing too.
I’m big on breakfast and dessert, so this quick recipe combines both! I’ve been hooked on using cottage cheese in my smoothies, instead of yogurt, since a favorite uncle introduced me to the idea. I was skeptical, but after one gulp I was 100% sold. It tastes like cheesecake! Plus the added protein and calcium are a great way to start the day.
Makes a single serving smoothie. Can easily be doubled or tripled in a larger blender.
- 1/2 cup skim milk (or unsweetened nut milk of your choice)
- 1/2 cup of cottage cheese
- 1 cup or berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, fresh, frozen, the choice is yours)
- 1-2 tablespoons of honey or agave nectar
- Optional: A dash of vanilla or a small handful of chocolate chips can be added for some decadence
If you are using frozen berries, thaw until softened. Add all of the ingredients to blender and blend until a smooth single consistency. Then pour into glasses (or if you have a single serving blender, like the Oster Fresh+Blend’N Go Mason Jar Blender, simply unscrew the top) and garnish with additional berries. Enjoy!
Note: If the smoothie isn’t sweet enough for you, you can always add more honey or substitute 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt and 1/4 cup cottage cheese instead of the full 1/2 cup of cottage cheese.
I’ve started a Pinterest board with lots of Smoothie recipes I’m dying to try with this blender. I’d like to extend a huge thanks to Oster for making this post possible. The Oster Fresh+Blend’N Go Mason Jar Blender is available now online along with lots of other great personal size and full size blenders and other small appliances.