TheCrockery

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No longer a graduate student, Teresa is now a professional know-it-all.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Straw-orangalicious Smoothie

I am not the smoothie maker, nor the smoothie drinker, in our household, but we've both been experimenting with new smoothie recipes ever since I brought home the Taste of Home smoothie issue on one of my shopping trips. (It was there at the checkout line, beckoning. . . one of the few truly useful impulse buys. This $1 Hitchcock DVD was another successful checkout-line purchase, in case you're curious.) This variation on the classic Orange Julius was invented tonight, for the dual purposes of using up the last few strawberries in the fridge and injecting some fruit into my diet. It's pretty good: I doubt it would ever replace the original recipe, but it's a nice variation.

Ingredients:

1 cup fat free milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup Splenda (or sweetener of choice)
6 oz FROZEN orange juice concentrate
3-4 large strawberries, sliced
1 tsp vanilla
8-10 ice cubes, crushed if possible

Directions
1) Prepare strawberries- wash, remove tops, slice. You can try substituting frozen berries, but as I've yet to try that myself, I'm not sure how many to use. Try 1/4 of a cup.

2) Add splenda and non-frozen ingredients.

3) Add frozen orange juice concentrate and ice cubes.

4) Blend.

5) Serve.

This supposedly makes about 4 servings, but you may find that a true smoothaholic can consume most of it on his own.

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