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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scrumptious Smoothies!

While at the library the other day, I plucked a fun cookbook off the shelf--Kid's Cook 1-2-3, by Rozanne Gold. There are over 125 recipes, all made with only three ingredients!

Here are two recipes in the book sure to become family favorites around here! These refreshing smoothies are perfect for a summer morning breakfast or snack. It is an excellent team project—your little chef can add ingredients to the blender; the grown-up handles the appliance. 

Blueberry-Banana Smoothie

 serves 2

1 cup frozen blueberries  (freeze fresh ones if in season)
1 very ripe banana (I freeze them when they are getting too ripe to eat fresh, and then use them in smoothies)
8 ounces vanilla yogurt

Put the frozen blueberries in the blender.  Slice the banana, or break the frozen one up and add it to the blender.  Add the yogurt, 8 ice cubes and ¼ cup cold water.  Process on high until smooth, thick and creamy.  Add a little more water if it’s too thick.

Strawberry-Coconut Smoothie
serves 2

8 ounces ripe strawberries  (plus two berries for garnish, if you wish)
1 cup light coconut milk
2 ½ tablespoons sugar

Wash berries and pat dry.  Remove the stems and cut into thick slices.  You should have one cup of packed strawberries.

Put all the berries, coconut milk, and sugar into the blender along with 8 large ice cubes.  Blend until mixture is smooth and thick.  Serve immediately in 2 chilled glasses or refrigerate until very cold.  The mixture will thicken as it chills.

Garnish each serving with a whole strawberry.

By Rozanne Gold--check it out!

1 comment:

  1. yummy!! I'm going to make one this afternoon!!! Thanks Tamara!