Book Update: Bilbo Baggins just found “the ring” and Gollum missed capturing him. That is the part I’m at in “The Hobbit” which I think may be movie #1. I have only seen the 2nd movie.
Recipe Update: I had a bag of frozen strawberries in the refrigerator from Trader Joe’s, and the kids LOVE strawberries. I do wish they were available year round. Well, they ARE available, but don’t taste good and quite expensive in winter. Anyway, I threw some stuff in a blender that I thought might be yummy and all the kids clamored for more and more! So, since they loved it so much I thought I would post it here and share it with everyone. It’s hard to find stuff that has healthy ingredients and kids will like! 🙂
The thing about the Greek Yogurt in the photo… I know it isn’t very healthy because of the junk ingredients. But, they were on sale and I needed a break. Ironically, anything that says “Fit and Active” or “Light and Fit” usually has a host of preservatives and artificial junk in it.
Easy Strawberry Smoothie or Sorbet
1 lb. frozen strawberries = thawed for smoothie OR frozen for sorbet
3 packets Pure Via
1 teaspoon honey (or 1 packet)
1/2 cup milk for smoothie OR
1 cup ice for smoothie OR 2 Tb. lemon juice for sorbet (up to 4 Tb. Try 2 and you can always add more to your taste!)
5.3 oz. Strawberry Greek Yogurt OR omit for sorbet (Dannon Light & Fit is what I used; I’m sure 5 oz. of plain would be fine)
1. For smoothie: Add thawed strawberries, pure via, honey, milk and yogurt to blender.
2. Blend until smooth. Now add ice and blend until it is blended. Serve immediately.
1. For sorbet: Add lemon juice, pure via, honey and strawberries. Puree in blender until it forms an ice cream. I usually push the strawberries down a few times. This will take 1-2 minutes at least depending on your blender. Store leftovers in the freezer.