Friday, June 26, 2009


Last night, the girls from my life group came over and we had a girls smoothie night.  The smoothies were delicious, the conversation excellent, and the movie funny!  Oh, we also had some other "girly" treats ... M&Ms, cream puffs and popcorn!!

Thus, in honor of smoothie night (which, might have to become a regular thing....), I have a few smoothie recipes to share with you!

Pineapple Smoothie
~4oz of pineapple, with juice
3-6 ice cubes
1/ C milk
a heaping spoon full of cool whip

Combine in a blender, and enjoy!

Dairy Fruit Smoothies
1/2 C milk
4oz plain yogurt
1 C fruit

Blend and enjoy!

Lemonade Smoothie
1 C lemonade
1 C ice
1 C berries (strawberries, raspberries)

Mix together the ice and lemonade in a blender.  Then add in the berries! 

Serve in a tall glass. 

Fruit Juice Smoothie
1 C fruit juice of your choice
1 medium banana, sliced and frozen
5ish ice cubes
handful of frozen berries (whatever goes well with the juice)

Add to a blender and mix away!

Cherry Smoothie
1 C cherries (frozen is fine)
1/2 C ice
1/2 C yogurt
1/4 C honey (or >1/8 C sugar)

Combine all and blend until smooth.

Orange Julius
6oz OJ concentrate
1 C water
1 C milk
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
10 ice cubes

Mix well until smooth.

Basically, when making smoothies, it all comes down to the ratio of fruits, thickeners, and liquids + a little flavor kick!

A good rule of thumb is...

1 part fruit
2 parts thickener (e.g., yogurt, frozen juice, frozen fruits -- like bananas, ice)
2 part liquid (e.g., milk, juice, water)
flavor (try cinnamon, vanilla or a sweetener, like honey)

These are a great way to Fight the Heat... we enjoyed cooling off from 90+ degrees!


  1. Yum! You know how much I love my smoothies and these combos sound delicious. Have a great weekend. I'll miss you!

  2. So many of these sound wonderful! I'll have to have my girls choose one to mix up!

  3. Yummy! I love a good smoothie, I've also been wondering how I could imitate an Orange Julius, so thanks for that one!

  4. I just found your smoothie recipes...They are delicious...Love your site


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