Project Alicia : Tasty Tuesdays: Summer Smoothies

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays: Summer Smoothies

Today was in the 90s and super muggy. I LOVE IT! (Sorry to all you westerners who got snow today. Snicker, Snicker.)

We're not quite re-acclimated to these temps. I heard about the walk home from school for a while. The kids walked through the front door dripping wet and wanted a drink ASAP. I had already gotten all the ingredients out for smoothies. What perfect timing if I do say so myself. Cool and refreshing on a hot afternoon. Success!

Do you have these ingredients on hand?

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If so, you're all ready for a tasty treat. And healthy to boot. Little Man had 4 glasses.

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This recipe comes from the kitchen of my sister, Rena Redmon. I think my family has got to be some of the healthiest people I know. They are always cutting foods out of their diet and looking for healthier alternatives. If it's green and pungent and looks like it could walk away I tend to shy away. But this one is a winner. Chalk full of the good stuff. You could add a variety of other fruits instead or in addition to. It's a versatile recipe.

And in case you forgot how it works around here or are new to my neck of the blogosphere, let me explain my Tasty Tuesdays:

1. I do not profess to be a gourmet chef of any kind. Nor do I want to be. Period.

2. I try to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. Unless Family Feud is on.

3. All recipes I post are tried and true.

4. I am on a mission to find as many easy, yummy, kid friendly recipes as humanly possible.

5. All recipe cards are formatted as a 4x6 card for you to save and print 'cause I'm nice that way. (I enlarged it here for viewing. Let me know if there is a problem printing it as a 4x6 card.)

6. I'm not a fan of frilly frou-frou anything, especially recipe cards. I'm all about LESS is MORE. It's my prerogative.

7. I may miss a Tuesday every now and again when life happens or I'm feeling uninspired. Don't judge.


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33 comments:

  1. I am a picky person so I love your rules. That smoothie looks amazing, I might make one tomorrow. I could use something healthy this week haha

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  2. I've made something quite similar a few times. It is a yummy drink and so easy to change up which I love to do.

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  3. That sounds delicious esp for a hot humid day like we've been having here. Will give it a try soon, thanks for sharing :D

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  4. We make the same kind of smoothies but without the vanilla yogurt, yummy yummy! i heart smoothies so much.

    way to go with the rules momma!

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  5. Hmmm, you had better pull out a parka...your snickering may bring some cold weather your way. When it does, I hope I'll be enjoying one of your lovely smoothies in warm weather!

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  6. This looks yum and healthy - thanks to sister Rena. Are you looking for recipes? You might like my healthy chocolate balls (if you'll pardon the expression.) They're on my health blog: http://sickofbeingtirednomore.blogspot.com. If you like it you can reproduce it here if I can put your smoothie there (full blog crediting of course.). What do you think? Stay warm.

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  7. You know, I haven't been big on making smoothies, but I should try - my son loves them! Thanks for the super easy recipe! And thanks for stopping by my blog today for my SITS day :)

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  8. The weather hit a humid 90-something here yesterday. This sounds like the perfect treat for such weather!

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  9. I used to love strawberry-bananna smoothies. But, the kind you could get at fairs in those huge cups. They probably weren't the healthiest. I should try this one though! I'm trying to get into better shape. And lose that extra roll my beautiful daughter left me with haha (:

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  10. Mmmmm. I love smoothies! They're a regular item on the menu over here.

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  11. I need to stock up on frozen fruit to do smoothies. My kids love them!

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  12. Yummy! Since I'm trying to lose weight and be good, I've been living on smoothies so I'll definitely try this recipe out!

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  13. That looks yummy AND refreshing!

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  14. YUM! You are totally a mind reader as I was just browsing smoothie makers because my blender went belly up after a margarita binge when we had company. lol And I am tired of spending $5 for one smoothie. going to keep all these ingredients on hand all summer.

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  16. Can you make this a meme? I'd participate...I have tons of easy recipes I could include!

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  17. Looks delish!!! Why must the weather be so crummy here!!

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  18. I love #7!

    This sounds so yummy -- I might just try it myself this afternoon. :)

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  19. I used to make smoothies like this all the time and somehow fell out of that habit. Thanks for the nudge. They are sooo good.

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  20. We LOVE smoothies around here. We get our Magic Bullet out every night, and whip up delicious fruit smoothies. It's great for the immune system too! Thanks for a great recipe to add to our list! YAY.

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  21. Yum! Love smoothies but haven't had any recently...will have to correct that!

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  22. Nothing better than tried and true recipes that the whole family loves! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Yummy..we have these all the time. If you want to get extra crazy add a scoop of ground flax. The kids don't even know it and they get a good dose of omega 3's. I'm sneaky like that!

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  24. Im stopping by from SiTs to day hi. I also saw your thread on the forum about photographs. I think yours are great and your profile pic is beautiful! Sorry this is off topic to your post!

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  25. i make smoothies using a similar recipe. yum. :)

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  26. I'm all about fast, yummy and kid friendly meals! Busy moms like me just don't have time to make a meal that calls for 20 outlandish ingredients. This smoothie sounds yummy! Can't wait to try it. :)

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
    @TweetingMama

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  27. Had smoothies just like this on Tuesday morning, when it was sunny in California.....now it's late afternoon, rainy, and need hot chocolate....

    Thanks for the yummies!

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  28. I love your typewriter font.

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  29. Man, I have been dying to make a smoothie! (We're already in the 90s, too.) But every time I find a few minutes to whip one up, the newborn is sacked out in his sleeper and I'm afraid to run the blender. So I'll just drool over yours for a bit longer now ... =>

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  30. It looks and sounds yummy! We are definitely making those :)

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  31. Yummo! Smoothies are a favorite around here too.

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