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Fruit Smoothies – Family Time

This week I visited my family to celebrate my mom’s 12th birthday.  She is a leap-year baby.  When I peaked into her fridge this week to get a snack, I found a huge 5 pound box of strawberries and 2 pounds of blueberries.  She said she didn’t know if everyone would eat them before they went bad.  Well of course I found a great purpose for them: fruit smoothies.  Have you seen in the store the freezer smoothies that Yoplait has created?  You can easily make your own at home.  So today I’m going to show you how you can.

What You Need: This will make an estimate of 10 to 12 four ounce servings. 

3 pounds of stawberries, hulled and quartered

1 pound of blueberries

8 oz of plain yogurt

1/2 cup of milk

A blender or food processor

Muffin Pan

Aluminum Foil

Freezer Bags

 First hull and quarter all of the strawberries.

Next place strawberries, blueberries, yogurt and milk in the the food processor or blender.  You might have to do two batched in the blender or food processor depending on the size of your kitchen appliance.  (I forgot to take a picture of this step, but I’m sure its self explanatory.) :)

Blend all the ingredients together, until desired smoothie consistency.

Using a measuring cup, pour 4 oz (1/2 cup) into a ramekin or muffin pan.

Cover ramekins or muffin pan with aluminum foil.  Depending on the size of your freezer, place muffin pan or ramekins on a baking sheet or 9×13 casserole dish.  Place in freezer for at least 8 hours or until completely frozen.

Once frozen, get smoothies out of freezer, using a knife loosen the edges of the frozen smoothie to take out of pan.  Then place in freezer bags, date, label and return to freezer until later use.

When you a ready for your smoothie, take out 1 (4 oz) cube and place in a glass.  Microwave for 30 seconds or until smoothie starts to melt. It should still be cold and slushy like texture.  Then enjoy!

In the comments, share your best smoothie combinations. 

 

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3 Comments

  1. The smoothies were wonderful..I added a little milk as it was a little thick due to still frozen wanted to enjoy it sooner than waiting for it to melt a bit. It was Yummy!

  2. What a great idea! Both time saving and healthy!

  3. It is a really quick recipe to whip up. It took us 20 minutes from start to finish to make them. If you have a free 20 minutes and some fruit, its a nice healthy treat!