This week’s Sunday Funday theme is smoothies.
Yeah, you heard me. Ew.
I do not like smoothies. It is most definitely a texture thing.
The closest I really get to a smoothie is a blended margarita and I really didn't think that was in the spirit of the theme.
So I got to thinking. I’ve tried smoothies with apples and it doesn’t blend down enough for me and gets an icky texture. I’ve tried smoothies with bananas but it is way too overpowering and also icky (unless it’s a Banana Daiquiri) .
So I decided to keep things as simple as possible, using ingredients that are healthy, I know I like, and that blend well.
I ended up with a 3-ingredient strawberry lemonade smoothie, which is quite similar to my Raspberry Frozen Yogurt from this past summer.
It was a nice, smooth texture and pleasantly tart, though if you like things a little sweeter, a tablespoon of honey would be delightful as well.
PS - I was feeling a little snarky with my cup of choice given my typical dislike of smoothies. We bought the cups on a recent trip to San Antonio - if you're familiar with the history of The Alamo you might get the reference, if not, I highly recommend Alamo All-Stars by Nathan Hale.
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars by Nathan Hale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
While intended for a younger audience, this book (and others in the series) are fantastic books for all ages. The book incorporates humor and quirky characters with factual historical information in graphic novel form. If you're heading to The Alamo or looking for a great introduction to this historical event - this is the book to read.
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Yes it's a graphic novel. Yes the target audience in middle school. Yes, it's a great into to The Alamo if you're unfamiliar (it's what I read, by Spud's request) prior to our trip and I felt infinitely more informed! Middle grade novels and graphic novels can actually be pretty fantastic - access to them as a school librarian and boy mom is a definite perk!
Don't miss these great smoothie recipes:
- Karen’s Kitchen Stories: 30 Second Smoothie
- A Day in the Life on the Farm: Banana Pumpkin Smoothie
- Sneha’s Recipe: Mixed Fruit Smoothie
- Palatable Pastime: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
- Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Sweet-Tart Smoothie Bowl
Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
1 (5.3 ounce) container vanilla Greek yogurt
1 cup frozen strawberries
Juice from 1 lemon
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Sweeten with honey if desired. Serve immediately.