Friday, March 4, 2011

Purple Smiles

No.  She didn't get into my lipstick.
She didn't get into anything, other than her lunch, that is.

The hubby bought me another toy while he was in Costco the other day.
He got me a nice, shiny new blender.
So for lunch, we made some of these:
Wow!  You could almost reach in and grab that!
Have you ever had one of Costco's smoothies?
I dare say these are even better!
It helps that I got their berry mix for these smoothies!
The kids loved them!  I loved them!
And I love that the kids loved them.
Good, healthy treat that gives you a healthy dose of fruit and dairy.

Fruit Smoothie

  • 1 serving of favorite yogurt (I use lemon. Yum!)
  • 1/2 c. apple juice
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 c. ice
  • 1 c. frozen mixed berries (I got mine from Coscto.  It has raspberries, marionberries, and blue berries)
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Add all ingredients in blender.  Cover and start on low speed.  Gradually speed up to about medium speed until it creates a vortex.  Blend for 1-2 minutes.  Serve immediately.

***This recipe makes 2 servings.  So put the other one in the freezer for later.  When you are ready to eat it, put it on the counter for a few minutes to thaw out a bit.  Then put it in the blender again and blend it up.  Good as new!


  1. Gotta love a good smoothie. Cute picture. Now following you from the Friday blog hop. Hope you'll come visit me

  2. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

  3. that is so cute! The smoothie looks delicious too! reminds me of summer!

  4. GREAT looking smoothie! Thanks for your sweet compliment about my party hats! Believe me, I really have caused a problem here...all of Peytons friends want a hat now! I've already had to make 4 more! LOL Good thing I have a lot of scrap book supplies and enjoy doing it! I HOPE your girls LOVE theirs! So nice to meet you, I'm your newest follower!

  5. That looks so good.....I'm gonna try this with my kids. (they are picky eaters, so hopefully they'll think it's great!

  6. yum! I've been putting pureed sweet potatoes in my sons smoothie. Its really sweet so he can't tell and it's a serving of veggies!

  7. Yum! I love smoothies - I add a handful of spinach to mine so I get some veggies too :) Plus it is and easy way to up the fruits & veggies for my picky 2 year old.

  8. Yummy! That looks very good! Thanks for linking up!

  9. Looks yummie! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!