What a more wonderful way to cool off than to whip up a smoothie with some of your favorite ingredients. I hope you enjoy these summertime treats.
1 cup (8 ounces) cappuccino or coffee yogurt
1/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1 1/2 cups ice cubes
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows, divided
In a blender, combine the yogurt, milk, sugar and chocolate syrup. Add ice cubes and 1/4 cup marshmallows, cover and process until blended. Pour into chilled glasses. Top with the remaining marshmallows. Serve immediately. Serves 3.
Chocolate Banana Smoothies
2 cups cold 2 % milk
1 1.4-ounce package sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 large ripe frozen bananas, sliced
2 cups coarsely crushed ice cubes
In a blender, combine the milk, pudding mix and vanilla. Cover and process until blended. Add the bananas and ice. Cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses, serve immediately. Serves 4.
6 cups coarsely chopped seedless watermelon
1 cup lemon sherbet
1/2 cup ice cubes
Place half of the watermelon in a blender, cover and process until smooth. Add half of the sherbet and ice. Cover and process until smooth. Repeat. Serve immediately in chilled glasses. Serves 6.
Peach Strawberry Smoothie
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened sliced peaches
1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
Dash of ground cinnamon
Set aside a few strawberry slices for garnish. Place the remaining berries in a blender; add peaches, yogurt and sugar. Cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses, sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with the reserved strawberries. Serves 2.
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 8-ounce carton peach yogurt
1 5 1/2-ounce can apricot nectar
1 teaspoon honey
Orange slices and maraschino cherries
Place the first four ingredients in a blender, cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses, garnish with oranges and cherries. Makes 3 cups.
Sweet Fruit Smoothies
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 8-ounce carton strawberry yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 medium ripe banana, sliced
1 cup halved fresh strawberries
1 cup crushed ice
In batches, process the milk, yogurt, lemon juice and fruit in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add ice, cover and process until smooth. Pour into glasses, serve immediately. Serves 5.
Pineapple Sunrise Smoothies
1 14-ounce can unsweetened pineapple tidbits
1 small ripe banana, sliced
3/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons sugar
2 ice cubes
Drain pineapple, reserving juice and 1 cup pineapple (refrigerate, remaining pineapple for another use). In a blender, combine the pineapple juice, pineapple, banana, raspberries, sugar and ice. Cover and process until smooth. Stir if necessary. Pour into chilled glasses, serve immediately. Serves 2.
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