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Friday, July 3, 2009

Foodie Friday - Smoothies (because it's summer... and it's HOT)

A couple of weeks ago, Sarah came to me with an idea to make a smoothie that she found in her own cookbook, "The Cooking Book" by Jane Bull. I felt bad because, at the time, I just couldn't stop to do it. I don't remember exactly what the deal was but more than likely I was up to my elbows in bread or getting ready to go on vacation. But I told her to bring her book on vacation with us and I told her should could make smoothies for us while we were in Destin.

And so she did.

I told her as she made them that I was going to post her recipe here on the blog.

And so I am.

With pictures and everything.

So, without further ado, my daughter's food blogging debut.

Pink Smoothies
(Makes enough for 2 smallish glasses)


1/2 banana
3 strawberries
A handful of raspberries
2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup milk (approximately)

You will also need:

Cutting board


Look really cute.

Then, cut the banana and strawberry into chunks and place into blender and add a handful of raspberries on top.

Add two or so scoops of ice cream, 1 tablespoon of sugar and about 1/4 cup of milk to the blender as well.

Blend until smooth. You may have to stop and push the ice cream down in with a spoon after about 30 seconds.

Pour into glasses and....


They were very good and very refreshing. As we sat and drank them, we remembered a smoothie that we used to make a long time ago. So we went and got the ingredients.

For a more adult (although non-alcoholic) smoothie recipe, try this:

Raspberry Margarita Smoothie


Vanilla Ice Cream
Margarita Mix
Raspberries (fresh or frozen)

You get the idea, I'm sure, but for the complete post for this recipe, click here. It's wonderfully refreshing and beautifully tart. Mmmm. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

In this post:
Pink Smoothies
Raspberry Margarita Smoothies

**I am also linking this post up for Dessert Friday at Stop and Smell the Chocolates. Go visit Lisa over there to see more dessert posts.**


Genny said...

How cute. My daughter has been really into cooking and baking lately. This reminded me of her!

Anonymous said...

Oh my youngest will love that!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Yummy and way too cute!!

Amy said...

Oh yummy! My hubby makes my smoothies with yogurt, but we've never added raspberries before.

Your daughter is so cute! She did a fabulous job on her debut.