Monday, January 14, 2013

Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie


It's snowing right now.  But I have set the precedent.  "Mom, can I have another breakfast smoothie this morning?"  I made something with some frost-bitten raspberries the day before.  Today the request was for something strawberry.  Once again, inspiration was to use what was on top of the freezer!  (I recently did a bunch of freezer meals and I didn't want to dig down for all the other frozen fruits.)  So there was one little bag of strawberries and a couple bags of frozen pineapple tidbits from TJs.  I'll have to pick up some more now because the response to this smoothie was, "Wow mom, I think this is the best smoothie you've ever made us yet!"  No leftovers this time...  ♥

Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie
serves 2-3

1 cup frozen pineapple tidbits
¾-1 cup frozen strawberries
¾ cup orange juice
¾ cup greek yogurt, honey or vanilla flavor
1 tbsp maple syrup

Put all ingredients in a blender, secure lid and blend on high until smooth.  Stop to scrape down if necessary.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cherry Mango Smoothie


My eldest daughter asked the other day, "When is it going to be warm enough for smoothies again?"  She didn't really care whether she would be freezing if she had one.  Well since smoothies are so colorful and springy I figured why not!  They're quick, easy and a relatively healthful breakfast.  Both my girls loved this one, whipped up from what was most easily accessible in the freezer.  If there are leftovers, freeze in a container and thaw for 15 minutes before eating with a spoon for a treat.  We made this twice this week and the little that was leftover was happily eaten for breakfast the next day by little sis.  Hmm, I should try sending a frozen one in my kiddo's lunch to keep things cold.  Would probably be thawed enough to drink at lunchtime...

Cherry Mango Smoothie
serves 2-3

1 cup frozen cherries
1 cup frozen mango
½ cup greek yogurt, honey or plain
¾ cup orange juice
1 tbsp maple syrup (for tart frozen cherries - reduce or omit if using dark sweet cherries)

Place all ingredients in blender, secure lid and blend on high for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Enjoy!


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