Smoothie Surprise

My son is an extremely picky eater, but he doesn’t really have a problem with drinking- especially pop!Well, I’m always trying to get healthy things into him one way or another, so why not try it in a drink.

I make smoothies for him quite often, and he usually does really well drinking them. This next recipe is for a delicious smoothie with strawberries, blueberries, frozen yogurt, and SPINACH!

Trust me, you won’t even know the spinach is in it! My son even went for this smoothie with an open can of pop right in front of him! It must be good!

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • a handful of baby spinach leaves
  • about 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • any other fruit if you want to add (frozen bananas, raspberries, or pineapple work well)
  • 1 scoop of frozen yogurt (I’ve used vanilla ice cream before as well)
  • 1+ cup orange juice
Place all of the ingredients in a blender (juice on bottom), and blend. You may need to add a little extra juice to reach a more liquid-like consistency or more frozen fruit to thicken it up- however you like it! 🙂
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July 25, 2011. Drinks. Leave a comment.

Luscious Slush Punch

OK, I have to admit that I tried this recipe a little while ago and am just now getting around to blogging it. I also have to admit that I forgot to take a picture, so this is just a picture of a red slushy punch. 🙂

With all that said, I made this recipe for a party and everyone wanted to know the recipe. It was so good, and definitely worth the extra effort!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored gelatin mix
  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 quart orange juice
  • 2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water, and strawberry flavored gelatin. Boil for 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture in half, and freeze in 2 separate containers.
  2. When ready to serve, place the frozen contents of one container in a punch bowl, and stir in 1 bottle of lemon-lime soda until slushy.
You definitely need to make this!  Soooo yummy! 🙂

May 20, 2011. Drinks. 1 comment.