Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday Whip-Ups ::: Strawberry Smoothies

Today's recipe is my very own strawberry smoothie. These smoothies are very healthy compared to purchased smoothies that contain lots of sugary juices and other random stuff.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 Carton Strawberries: $1.50 @ Walmart
  • Yogurt (Plain or Flavored) (Cups or Large Carton): Publix Yogurt $.40/ea this week
  • 1/2 Crystal Light On The Go Go Drink Mix: BOGO @ Publix this week
    (Or I like the Wyler's brand ($1 every day at Walgreens) Sugar Free Lemon Berry Squeeze)
  • 8 oz Water: Free ;)
  • Snack Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Freezer, Blender, Microwave

Here's how to make them:

  • Wash & slice strawberries
  • Fill snack sized Ziploc bags about 1/2 full (should make a couple of bags)
  • Fill other baggies 1/2 full with yogurt
    (You can skip this step for smaller containers of yogurt- ie 4 oz YoPlus)
  • Freeze bags strawberries and yogurt overnight
  • Microwave 1 bag strawberries and 1 bag yogurt for 30 seconds
    (If you froze a small container of yogurt, be sure to take the foil lid off first!)
  • Contents should be frozen, but slightly softened
  • Empty into blender
  • Add 8 oz water and 1/2 packet of drink mix
    (I just make the entire packet in a water bottle, and save the other half for the next day)
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour and enjoy!

I like to freeze a ton of the ingredients at a time, that way I can enjoy one whenever I feel like it. Add other fruits to satisfy your tastebuds!

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