Feb 18, 2009

Strawberry Fizz

I know, I know … it’s not the season! I just can’t help myself :)

It’s simply one of the best smoothies around; strawberry & banana smoothie. So terribly classic, yet so good. I really crave one every now and then—even though the berries aren’t nearly as tasty as they should be this time of year.

To make a great strawberry smoothie you simply have to find the right combination of fruits, without ruining the flavor of the strawberries. Banana is good; strawberries & banana create magic together. What a lot of people don’t know, though, is how scrumptious it can be to add a splash of fresh orange juice! I like this combo.

Ingredients:

5 big strawberries
1 banana
1 orange
3/4 cup milk
3 ice cubes
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Optional: sugar

Directions:

Well, it’s going to be a terribly pink posting anyway, so I might as well let you stop and smell the roses first. Oh wait; they’re tulips. Never mind.

Wash your strawberries—-you never know what grubby (little) hands were all over them.

Squeeze that orange! It’ll add some zing to your smoothie, not to mention vitamin C.

Cut the strawberries and banana in small pieces. The strawberries were so fragrant!

Break out the blender and pour the orange juice in there. Add 3/4 cup of cold milk. I went for low fat milk.

Put the strawberries and banana in the blender, pour in 1/4 tsp vanilla extract and dig 3 ice cubes out of your freezer. If you like it sweet, you can add some sugar as well.

Blitz until it’s a smooth, pink concoction. Love the color—guess I’ve passed the tomboy phase after all!

Nothing beats a good smoothie on a dreary morning. Cheers!


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    17 Comments »

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      Yum, that’s one of my favorite smoothie combos. :-) Haven’t had one in a while tho, since kids are nuts about peach julius like-smoothies. (frozen peaches!)

      naomig on Feb 18, 2009 @ 10:29 am Reply
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      My husband’s favorite flavor combination! This looks so good – once again, a beautiful post.

      The Italian Dish on Feb 18, 2009 @ 4:13 pm Reply
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      As before, your pictures just amaze me. Those tulips are incredible, I have not seen such shades here.

      I love smoothies especially for breakfast. My children think I have lost it when we have them because they think we are having dessert for breakfast. Yummy!

      Sheila on Feb 18, 2009 @ 4:45 pm Reply
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      I love the new soft colors of your post backgound and website! You are obviously using a different lens also! My kids love strawberry banana smoothies! YUM

      sarah herman on Feb 18, 2009 @ 5:35 pm Reply
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      The tulips are Gorgeous!! My favorite flower. along with old-fashioned roses and peonies.

      I think I may have strawberries in the freezer yet…..sounds good on these dreary rain-filled days. Thanks Kay, for the spot of sunshine.

      Kat on Feb 18, 2009 @ 5:36 pm Reply
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      Sarah Herman, I’m indded using a different lens but the site itself hasn’t changed!

      Kay on Feb 18, 2009 @ 5:48 pm Reply
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      why?! oh why do you keep posting these wonderful photos and wonderful recipes on this cute blog? It´s just too juicy for a workday in an office… It´s culinary torture opf the worst Bree VandeCamp style!

      Bruno Camurati on Feb 18, 2009 @ 8:28 pm Reply
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      cutest icecube ever!

      love your stuff!

      cheri on Feb 18, 2009 @ 11:19 pm Reply
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      Hi Kay! I usually add powdered milk to our smoothies as an extra source of calcium and vitamins for my kiddos. It also adds a bit of creaminess to the smoothies and thickens them up a bit. Have your ever made a smoothie with cantaloupe? It’s heaven in a glass!!

      LOVED your parmesan chicken recipe at PW! I’ve cooked the Hellman’s recipe many times, and your additions gave the recipe the extra “ooomph” it needed!

      Niteowl Nancy on Feb 19, 2009 @ 5:26 am Reply
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      Woot, perfect, it’s summer here in New Zealand!!! Unfortunately I just devoured the last of our strawberries haha…thanks for the post though!

      Also…what a gorgeous shot of the strawberries being washed…I might make a smoothie with the blueberries we have instead, maybe with some lemon juice…muahaha, I love summer.

      Zo on Feb 19, 2009 @ 5:54 am Reply
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      I’ve been looking for a good recipe! I can’t wait to try this!!!

      http://www.kellychandler.blogspot.com

      Kelly on Feb 19, 2009 @ 6:05 am Reply
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      :O That’s exactly the way I make my smoothies! EXACTLY! I was going to post my recipe tomorrow, but now I think I might have to change it, so it won’t look like I’m plagiarizing you. D:

      Anneli on Feb 19, 2009 @ 7:47 am Reply
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      Anneli, go right ahead. There are only so many ways to prepare a smoothie :)

      Kay on Feb 19, 2009 @ 8:15 am Reply
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      I do love all photos taken and posted here..it’s soooooo excellent !!

      pepsakoy on Feb 19, 2009 @ 11:24 am Reply
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      I love all of your smoothie creations, and this flavor combination is definitely a favorite of mine. That pink is gorgeous, can’t wait to try this out over the weekend!

      Hayley on Feb 20, 2009 @ 2:28 am Reply
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      Sorry, I was looking at it from my computer. My husbands screen is much more vibrant making your background colors look different.

      sarah herman on Feb 20, 2009 @ 3:21 pm Reply
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      Hi, I’m planning on making these with my students at school, and was wondering how many servings this recipte makes? I love the pictures–I’m going to print them out so my non-reading kids can follow the recipe more on their own!

      Kristen on Mar 7, 2009 @ 4:24 pm Reply

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