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Pink Strawberry Smoothie

June 23, 2011

I am kind of an ice cream fanatic.  And usually when I make my smoothies they turn out more like shakes.  You know, a lot of ice cream and a little bit of fruit.  But I’ve been trying to cut down on sugar lately.  So this strawberry smoothie has made the rounds at my house.  I still prefer lots of ice cream, but this is delicious too.

I am making these for breakfast this morning.  Along with some pink heart shaped biscuits.  And then I might eat them for dinner too.  You can never really have too much ice cream sugar free low fat yogurt in your life.

So my big secret isn’t really a secret at all. I like my smoothies icy cold so I freeze my yogurt in an ice cube tray so that it is ready for my smoothie whenever I am.  If you don’t like them icy cold then you could skip this step.

In a blender add one tray of frozen yogurt cubes (about 1 cup ish) about 15 to 20 washed and hulled strawberries (or raspberries/blueberries/blackberries/a combo of everything), a banana, about 1 cup of crushed ice.  You’ll need to add enough liquid to make it the consistency you like.  I used about 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice, a little orange mango juice from the fridge and then about 1/2 cup of milk.  The frozen yogurt cubes make your blender work a little harder, but I like the creamy iciness that they add.  You know, kind of like ice cream.

This recipe makes about 36 ounces of smoothie, which I divided up into three cups (Creamie was munching on hers and wouldn’t give it up for a picture).  Then I topped each one with a dollop of whipped cream (thereby ruining all sugar free fat free work the yogurt was doing) and a fresh strawberry.  Yummy.  And Pink!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2011 4:42 am

    Wow– that’s much better than making the Yoplait pre-packaged smoothie mix. Now I need ice trays.

  2. Susan Twilley permalink
    June 23, 2011 6:34 am

    Um, GENIUS on freezing the yogurt, I’m so doing that. We make smoothies here a lot. Too bad you can’t mail ice cream. I would send you some Blue Bell. It is the very best ice cream in the world. Next time you are in Texas, get some. You will love it!

  3. June 23, 2011 10:37 am

    lime juice? Genius. Did you use vanilla yoghurt? It looks kinda vanilla-y.

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