Monday, April 15, 2013


Strawberry-pomegranate smoothie/slushie
This weekend we made two different, and very delicious, smoothies.

Strawberry-Pomegranate Smoothie

12 strawberries
3/4 cup pomegranate juice
20 ice cubes


Place ice cutes in a blender.  Trim strawberries, removing leaves and any green tips, and place them in the blender.  Pour the pomegranate juice over the ice and strawberries, cover, and blend until the strawberries are pureed and the ice is evenly mashed into very small pieces.

Pour and enjoy!

Tip:  The quantities can be varied, just use enough ice to give it a slushie texture and enough strawberries and pomegranate juice to give it plenty of flavor.

Banana-Strawbery Smoothie
Strawberry-banana smoothie


4 small bananas
5  strawberries
3/4 cup almond milk
1-1/2 Tbsp. wheat germ
1/2 Tbsp. wheat bran
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbsp. yogurt
1 Tbsp. agave nectar


Peel and trim bananas, break into pieces and place in blender.  Trim leaves and any green spots from strawberries and place in blender.  Place the remaining ingredients in the blender, cover, and blend until smooth.

Pour and enjoy!

Tip:  You can use regular milk, soy milk, etc. in place of almond milk; substitute 1 tsp. vanilla for the cinnamon; and any flavor of yogurt or unflavored, as you wish -- I used peach flavored Greek style yogurt in this one.  You may omit the agave nectar for a slightly less sweet flavor.

The strawberry-pomegranate smoothie might more accurately be called a slushie.  Both the strawberries and the pomegranate juice came from our local farmer's market.  With only 3 ingredients and no sweetener, it is extremely easy to make, and very healthy and refreshing.  It makes enough for 2 large servings.

The banana-strawberry smoothie is a variant of the banana smoothies that I often make for breakfast.  Usually I make a single serving, and use 1 regular size banana and no strawberries.  But this weekend we had the small, sweet bananas obtained from our local Asian market, and strawberries from the farmer's market, so it seemed like a good idea to branch out.  This made 2 servings and we had it for lunch.

Well, until next time,



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