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Splashing Smoothies

Kelly and I stopped by Jamba Juice in NYC three times while we were there, since I didn't have my handy dandy blender and I make smoothies at home almost daily. Unfortunately, one night the not-too-friendly clerk carelessly slid the order toward him and his raspberry frozen drink splashed all over, just before we were heading to the theater to see Mama Mia in Times Square. She replaced it, and though his shirt has splashes all over it, he still looked excessively handsome. We were both a bit sun-burned from being on outside tours all day.

Here's how I make a typical smoothie at home:
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups cold water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 small container light yogurt, any flavor
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen mangoes
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
Blend until smooth. It makes a pitcher full. Sometimes to make it more sweet, I'll add another container of yogurt. I never really measure the fruit, and I put different variations of frozen fruit in it, always at least two different kinds. I went through four Kitchen Aid blenders in two years until I finally got a real blender. It's a K-Tec Champ H-P3. I love it. Think I'll go make smoothies right now!


Heidi said…
I love making smoothies too, but yours sound much healthier! I always throw ice cream in ours...
Sounds delish. I'm gonna make one right now.
Okay...I wish we had a Jamba Juice here. I used to get them all the time in Cali. I miss having smoothies so thanks for the recipe!
Kelly said…
We do have Jamba Juice here! There is one by the Brick Oven off of 183 and Braker. It's across from our stake president's Great Harvest Bread Company too!

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