Thursday, March 15, 2007

Smoothies

We are big fans of smoothies. We began a tradition in San Diego which we have continued now that we are home. Our after-church meal each week is Papas Con Juevos and we also blend up a smoothie to go with it, served with a bendy-straw and everything! I only have two of our favorite smoothies written up in recipe form, and I'll try to do the others as we make them each week. Each recipe makes a blender-full, which then divides great between the three of us.

** (Sunday, March 18) I just posted two more smoothie recipes. They're at the bottom!

Razzleberry Freeze

3-4 ice cubes
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup plain yogurt (or raspberry yogurt)
1 banana
2 Tbsp sugar
about 1 cup of Apple Raspberry Juice

Add all ingredients (in the order I listed them) and blend! If you like a thinner consistency, add a bit more juice.



Very Berry Strawberry

2 1/2 cups whole frozen strawberries
1 large banana (or 2 small)
1 container of Strawberry yogurt
3/4 cup Strawberry Breeze Juice

Add ingredients to blender (in the order listed) and blend! Instead of the Strawberry yogurt, I've also used raspberry and strawberry-banana.


Peach Beach

2 cups of frozen peaches
1/2 can of peaches, no juice
1 banana
1/2 of a small peach yogurt
3/4 cup of White Grape Peach juice

Add ingredients to blender (in the order listed) and blend! If you find your smoothies to be a bit thin, you can throw in a few more pieces of whatever frozen fruit you are using and blend again. I have found that the frozen fruit helps to thicken the smoothie.


Bionic Berry Thunder
(Mr. D.o.M. names these things....not me!)
I know this looks similar to the Razzleberry Freeze, but has more of the blueberry taste.

12 frozen strawberries
1 c frozen raspberries
1 c frozen blueberries
1 banana
3/4 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp sugar (optional)
1 cup Apple Raspberry Juice

Add all ingredients (in the order I listed them) and blend!

2 comments:

Lee & Sharon said...

Your pictures look so yummy. I love smoothies too but can't do all the berry things any more.
I am a fan of your blog already, Andy. I keep tuning in to see what's new from Provo.
Keep the recipes coming.

Andy & Gavan said...

Thanks, mom. I do have a yummy peach smoothie that I'll post. There are no seeds in it, so you can give it a shot! Maybe next time you come to visit, I'll make it for ya!