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Easy Strawberry Smoothie and Sorbet

Strawberry Smoothie_2 on Whisk Together

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.

Strawberry Smoothie on Whisk Together

Easy Strawberry Smoothie or Sorbet
serves 4

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.

1 Comment

  1. i love smoothies! in fact, i just bought a big bag of frozen strawberries last night and had one with strawberries, banana, and kale for dinner. delish!

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