Friday, May 27, 2011

cures what ails ya!

When I was a kid, we made milkshakes, not smoothies. Heck, no one even HAD yogurt back then and orange juice was either for breakfast or for an orange julius at the mall.

When the kids ask Dean to make a smoothie, they get yogurt and orange juice.......but when they ask ME to make one....this is what they get:



and this is how I make it:

2 cups whole frozen strawberries, NO SUGAR (I buy WallyWorld brand in the giant bag)
1 and 1/2 cups skim milk (use whatever type, we just drink skim since I'm lactose intolerant)
1/8 cup sugar
2 ripe bananas
4 scoops vanilla ice cream (I buy the cheap brand and save it just for smoothies since we make so many)

put ingredients in a blender in the order listed....the strawberries act as the ice and need to be first in the blender.
use the ice crusher on the blender first and then hit the blender on low, then high.

It will make a large full blender....just enough for a bunch of boys playing basketball, or when someone gets their braces tightened, or has a fever, or for any other reason you can think of!

5 comments:

casute vacanta said...

I can`t wait to buy a new blender to make a lot of recipes. Can you recommend me some good blender please?Thanks

gin said...

yum. sounds delicious.

mysteryhistorymom said...

THis sounds amazing, Val! I think we will be making some smoothies- and soon! Lori

T's Daily Treasures said...

I remember Orange Julius well. Are they still out there? Your smoothie sounds good! Here we buy drinks that are called a cocktail which are made of three layers -- mango, banana and strawberry. It's quite yummy! We have bananas that need to be made into milkshakes right about now. Think I'll go chop them up and freeze them for just that purpose. For breakfast sometimes I will use 1 cup of plain skim yogurt, 1 banana and a slice or two of canned pineapple -- blend it up, and have a piece of toast with natural peanut butter. Delicious! I used to be very lactose intolerant but seem to have outgrown it. We only use skim milk -- I didn't know that made a difference. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

jillytacy said...

Sounds Yummy and looks lovely in that pitcher. My family loves strawberry!

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