Thursday, March 31, 2011


 This is a Farmers Wife Original.

Ok, just about everyone knows how to make a smoothie. You throw a few fruits and some other stuff along with ice in a blender and whip away! But I like having a basic recipe on hand sometimes for those nights when you really want a smoothie but are too brain-dead to remember how in the world you are supposed to make one of these delicious things! Tonight is such a night for me.

For those of you who follow me on Facebook you probably already know that I have been having an ongoing battle with our local delivery guy. Now not to bash the company or anything, they did successfully deliver a package to me tonight after my hour long rant with both corporate and the local office. For some reason our driver thinks it's cool to leave packages not at our door, but instead at our trash can... I'm so not kidding you. Both times this has happened has been with food items, and guess what they smelled like by the time I found them.... Yeah I'm pretty sure you get the picture. Well anyway, after spending my day ranting and talking so much at one point today I had very little voice left, I am one extremely exhausted Momma! Luckily for me dinner was easy as we ended up not eating the dinner I made last night (individual pan pizzas!! Yeah, they were pretty bomb!), but then there's the dilemma of dessert, because we all know that after a long day you HAVE to indulge in some sort of dessert! And since I'm tired, lazy and trying to still keep on track with losing weight, smoothies sounds amazing to me right now!

But here's the kicker... I actually made these a few days ago, lol! And unless someone wants to jump through the computer screen and make one for me, I really am too tired to even blend. Haha! I'm such a loser I know, blogging instead of drinking a smoothie... Don't you feel the love and loyalty?!? You really should... Cus now I'm thirsty... Oh and yeah, I get kinda loopy and take lots of rabbit trails when I'm tired... ;-) Ok anyway, this is an easy basic recipe, that is very low in fat and calories, and goes great with Banana Cinnamon Chip Waffles!!

1 1/2 - 2 cups of halved Strawberries
1-2 Banana's
1/2 cup Raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 6oz. Container of Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt (I used Walmart's brand, only 80 calories!!)
1 6oz. Container of Lowfat Raspberry Yogurt
1/2 cup Milk (I used 1%)
16 oz. of Ice

Remove the leaves from the strawberries, and slice in half. Place into your blender. Then add in the banana, raspberries (and any other fruit you would like), yogurt's and milk. Puree until smooth. Then add in the Ice and pulse until broken up, then puree until smooth and creamy. Pour into 8 oz. glasses, this recipe made 3 8 oz. glasses.

I told you it was basic, but it really was tasty and hit the spot! My boys just love this, and you can mix it up with different fruits and yogurts! 4.5 Stars!

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