Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'm Sorry

Yesterday I wasn't very nice to Derrick. I greeted him with a complaint after he had picked up food for the kids and I on his way home from another busy day. I was looking for a way to say I'm sorry and I remembered this recipe I had seen in my Parenting magazine the other day. Derrick loves smoothies and will buy them when we are out instead of a meal or dessert. The recipe in Parenting had 3 different smoothies to make and I just happened to have all the ingredients for 1 of them. I will have to try the other 2 but that means grocery shopping for some ingredients I don't always have on hand. Ciara wanted to taste test daddy's drink and she managed to pour half of it down the front of her. Luckily we were outside when she did this. Derrick ended up with about half a smoothie, which he enjoyed, and I believe he forgives me.

Sweet Appeal Smoothie


4 to 6 fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 banana, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (I used strawberry yogurt)
3 ice cubes (if using fresh fruit)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and liquify. 

Here are the other 2 smoothie recipes:

The More the Berrier Smoothie


1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, and/or strawberries
1/2 cup cran-raspberry juice
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
3 ice cubes (if using fresh fruit)

Green Machine Smoothie

1 cup spinach or kale
3/4 cup apple or orange juice
1/2 banana, peeled and sliced
1/2 apple, peeled and diced
3 ice cubes

I made the Sweet Appeal Smoothie again today for lunch and it was delicious! I can't get enough of it. Looks like I will have to stock up on fruit during my next grocery shopping trip.