Mar 28

Smoothie Time

2007 at 4:38 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw Filed under Homemaking | Recipes

Brianblender We have had some warm weather this week, which has sent Mike on a smoothie-making kick. Actually, all of our men love smoothies, but Brian is the only one who owns the VillaWare® Double Smoothee-Bar™ Blender & Serve. (No, I’m not kidding! He actually has a special smoothie-making blender. I found a picture to impress you.) Mike, Steve, and Chad are stuck with boring old “normal blenders,” but that doesn’t hold them back. Dad relies on Mom to make his fruit drink. I’m not sure he knows how to use a blender! We thought it would be fun to let you in on some of the men’s favorite smoothie recipes so that you can try them out if you are so inspired.

Steve’s Strawberry Banana
2 c. vanilla ice cream
1 ½ c. fresh strawberries
1 banana
2 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
Splash of milk for consistency

Combine all ingredients and blend.

Brian’s Blueberry Maple
1 c. blueberry yogurt
¾ c. milk
1 tbsp. maple syrup
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
2 c. fresh blueberries, frozen

Combine first four ingredients. Then add blueberries. Blend until smooth consistency.

Brian’s Banana Coffee
1 c. milk
¾ c. strong brewed coffee, room temperature
2 c. fresh bananas, frozen and sliced
6-8 ice cubes
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

Combine milk and coffee. Add bananas and blend until smooth. With the blender running, open top and add ice cubes until desired consistency.

Dad’s Orange Creamsicle
1 c. orange juice
¼ c. half-and-half
2 tbsp. vanilla flavored syrup

Combine ingredients; pour over plenty of ice.

Mike’s Strawberry Banana
5 large fresh (or frozen) strawberries
1 ½ ripe bananas
½ c. milk
½ c. vanilla yogurt
5 ice cubes
1 ½ tbsp. sugar

Combine all ingredients except sugar and blend until smooth consistency. Add sugar and continue blending.

Chad’s Strawberry Orange
1/2 c. orange juice
6 oz. Sprite
5 large frozen strawberries

Combine all ingredients and blend.