Showing posts with label smoothie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smoothie. Show all posts

Coconut Limeade Slushie

Thursday, August 16, 2012

  If you're looking for a cool, refreshing drink for a hot summer's day then look no further than this  super easy tropical treat!  This drink recipe caught my eleven-year-old daughter's eye and became her special addition to our dinners several times this summer.  The lime-coconut flavor is fabulous and would be perfect as a drink for a summer party!  Enjoy!

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 Recipe adapted from:  Chef in Training
Click here for printable recipe.
Posted by Lara.

The ingredients: 

3 cups ice
1-1/4 cups cream of coconut (found in the alcoholic drink aisle, although it does not contain alcohol itself)
1/2 cup +  1 Tbs. frozen limeade concentrate (do not dilute)
1/4 cup water


Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. 
Makes 4 servings.  Enjoy! 


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Spooky and Fun Halloween Drinks

Saturday, October 29, 2011

 Here are a couple fun Halloween drinks to serve at your Halloween dinner party. There is an orange Jack-o-Lantern Smoothie or a drink that would look appropriate at Dracula's dinner table. These are both super easy to do. You could let your kids help as well.

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Posted by Jen. 

Dracula's drink

2 Tbsp corn syrup
red food coloring
clear drinking glass (with stem is preferable)

The Instructions:
Place corn syrup on small plate and mix in red food coloring to desired shade of red. Tip rim of glass into the corn syrup.
Stand right side up and let rest for 20 minutes. The corn syrup will drip down slowly giving it the dripping "blood" effect.
The corn syrup will get a little more solid so that it's not quite so sticky. This can be messy if you have too much corn syrup dripping down the glass, because then you have no where to put your fingers when drinking! (I know this from experience).

Serve with a grape juice or your favorite Halloween drink.

Jack-o-Lantern Smoothies
1 29 oz can peaches, drained
4 cartons of plain or peach/apricot yogurt
1/2 c orange juice
2-3 Tbsp melted dark chocolate
clear cups

OR your favorite orange smoothie recipe

The Directions:

Use the melted chocolate to draw faces on the inside of the cups. Use the back of a knife to do this. (Or if you have a clean small paint brush that would be much easier.) Don't put too much chocolate on the tip of the knife or it may drip into the bottom of your cup.When you're done making your faces, place cups in the fridge so the chocolate will set.

Mix all the remaining ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.Pour into the cups. If you have green straws it would be like the stem of the pumpkin.

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Adam's Tropical Mango-Spinach Smoothie

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summertime is smoothie time in our house and we love experimenting with new blends of flavors.  This tropical smoothie is one my 8-year-old son and I have been working on for months and I do say that it is finally perfect-o!  The coconut oil was the final ingredient that made it into what we were looking for and although it is good without it, if you like coconut at all I highly recommend finding some  at your store.      With or without the coconut oil though, the tropical flavor is fabulous and the health level is high!  Enjoy!

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Tropical Mango-Spinach Smoothie
by Lara at the Recipe Shoebox. 

The ingredients:

4 cups frozen mango chunks (slightly thawed)
1 can (8-ounces) pineapple, undrained (it doesn't matter how the pineapple is cut, since it'll be blended anyway)
1 cup (6-ounces) low-fat yogurt (I prefer vanilla or strawberry, but any flavor would do)
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs. coconut oil (optional)
1-1/3 cups orange juice
up to 2 cups of washed spinach leaves (optional)

Directions:  In the order listed, add mango chunks, pineapple, yogurt, lemon juice, coconut oil (if using), and orange juice to a blender jar.  Blend until smooth, stirring if necessary.  When smoothie is completely blended, add the washed spinach leaves** (if using) and blend until the spinach is barely incorporated (you don't want to see chunks of spinach, but you don't want to over-blend it either).   Serve immediately.   Serves 5-6.  Enjoy! 

*NOTE:  Coconut oil can be easily found in many larger grocery stores or for sure in a health food store (I got mine at Whole Foods).  I recommend buying an organic brand, to maximize the numerous health benefits coconut oil is purported to have.  I'm not really sure if all the hype about coconut oil is all that it's cracked up to be, but health benefits or not, the coconut oil adds an awesome coconut flavor to this smoothie

**NOTE:  I have found that adding the spinach after the rest of the smoothie has been thoroughly blended,  makes the green color the spinach adds slightly less offensive to my kids and it also seems to disguise the spinach  flavor more.

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About This Blog

My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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