Today is World Autism Awareness Day, and you may remember from last year that autism research is a cause I am incredibly passionate about. Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. and receives less than five per-cent of the research funding of other childhood diseases. There is no one single cause of autism, nor is there one single type of autism. As you may remember from last year, Autism Speaks hosts an event for World Autism Day called “Light it Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day.” Various businesses and landmarks will be illuminated with blue lights today and tonight to shed light on autism spectrum disorder.
We have our blue light bulb ready to go on the porch for tonight, but I’m going to show my blue early today. I considered various blue things I could make, but since there are very few naturally blue foods I decided on blueberries, because they at least have blue in their name (scientific selection process around here, I know). A blueberry banana smoothie was a great start to my morning, and as easy as “dump it all in a blender, push button, and drink.” Okay, I recommend drinking this out of something other than directly from the blender, but I won’t judge either way.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 medium banana, peeled
- 1 C. frozen blueberries
- 1/2 C. milk (anything from skim to whole)
- 5 oz. blueberry Greek yogurt
Place all ingredients into the jar of a blender.
Puree for about 30 seconds, until all ingredients are smooth and combined.
Pour into a drinking glass.
Makes 1 serving.
Source: Diana Dishes original