Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Strawberry Slush & Easy Smoothies

As I've talked about before, I love my Magic Bullet! It's the perfect size to make a quick single sized portion & its powerful so it blends ice/frozen fruit. (If you don't have a Magic Bullet, the cup it uses is about 2 cups) It is H-O-T here in Texas so I find myself making these treats quite often! And they fit right in to my day without going overboard on my calorie/sugar intake!

Strawberry Slush
-3-4 large fresh strawberries
-Fill the rest of the magic bullet cup with frozen strawberries
-Fill the cup with Fresca
-Blend till frozen strawberries are completely blended!

This recipe is nothing too exciting but it was sooo yummy & refreshing! A perfect summer treat!

Easy Smoothies
-Fill the magic bullet cup with any combination of frozen fruit (even though I love it, I find frozen pineapple to be too sweet when I make smoothies. Everything else has worked out great. Favorites include strawberries, raspberries, peaches, mangos...)
-Add 2 heaping Tablespoons of fat free yogurt (My favorite is Fage 0% - Plain)
-Add a splash of liquid (for a smoothie that tastes just like a milkshake I like to use vanilla creamer, my other favorites include guava juice or pomegranate juice)
-Blend till smooth! Add a touch more yogurt/liquid if needed

This recipe has TONS of variations (type of fruit/yogurt/juice) but this is the super easy basic blueprint to a foolproof, delicious smoothie that is good for you too! Mostly just fruit & yogurt! Be careful, there are still a decent amount of calories but these smoothies are way more calorie friendly then many of the leading smoothie chains out there. And you're getting your fruit servings in. Also extra plus if you are using a magic bullet - built in portion control!