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More smoothies! One black & blue, one strawberry melon 
Jun. 12, 2009 4:32 pm 
Updated: Jun. 14, 2009 9:04 pm
Although the weather's cooled down in the last few weeks, I still want to make smoothies all the time. These two recipes are from a little book I have just called Smoothies. I like both of them very much, but I think I like the black & blueberry one more. I wonder how it would have tasted with grape juice.
Black & blue berry smoothie
  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grape juice (I used blackcurrant)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
Blend the ingredients in order: berries and yogurt first, then add the juices, and then add the milk.

Strawberry melon smoothie
  • 1 frozen ripe banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cantaloupe, cubed
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth.

I hope everyone's having a great June so far. School's almost out!...yay?!
Black & blue berry smoothie
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Strawberry melon smoothie
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Jun. 12, 2009 5:38 pm
You're talking my language! I have a smoothie every morning. Add flax, protein powder, plain yogurt, cottage cheese, an assortment of many frozen fruits & it's a complete meal for me! Yum, schools aleady out for us!
Jun. 12, 2009 6:28 pm
oooh! That black and blueberry sounds divine!!
Jun. 12, 2009 8:14 pm
I really enjoyed your kiwi smoothie. Can't wait to try these out! Thanks for sharing!
Jun. 12, 2009 11:49 pm
I always have frozen fruit on hand for smoothies. The minute I can see fruit might spoil, I cut it up and freeze it. All kinds.
Jun. 13, 2009 6:54 am
I hate to admit this...i have NEVER had a smoothie. Weird..i know. Esp since i do drink a protein shake every morning. These look great!
Jun. 13, 2009 10:37 am
I love smoothies. I have been thinking of making some lately since its hot and its a great way to get some good stuff into the kids. I just really need to get over my blender fear. I'm not scared of using it. Just getting it out, cleaning, blending, cleaning and then putting it back up. :( But that black and blue smoothie might finally convince me its worth it!
Jun. 14, 2009 9:04 pm
Huge smoothie fans here. The kids love them and as SD said, they are a complete meal. I'm trying the strawberry melon one tomorrow.
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I'm newly (and happily!) single, with two awesome kids and a good relationship with my ex. Things have changed a lot for me lately but one happy side effect of being single is having more time to try different recipes and experiment in the kitchen! And yes, my ex still gets to sample my cooking. (He does need all the help he can get...)
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I like to cook practically everything. When baking, I tend to dial back the sugar and have a fondness for nuts, fruits, and spices in my baked treats.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I hope to start some more family cooking traditions with my children. My son sometimes helps with dinner and desserts. My daughter is a little too young but she is already very interested in helping in kitchen when mommy cooks and bakes. She has her own play kitchen too!
My cooking triumphs
Making flaky pastry crust, getting my ex and son to eat (and like) fish, and learning how to make yeast breads without a machine. Getting my ex to try 'weird' food (e.g., different ethnic foods) was also a triumph. Most of all, learning to actually like cooking is the biggest triumph. I used to despise it!
My cooking tragedies
One of the first meals I ever made was risotto. It tasted good but it was way too sticky! Oh, and there was the time I had a cake baking in the oven and no one noticed that the fuse had blown halfway through the cooking time. A few years ago I tried to make doubles (Trinidadian snack food with chick peas and fried bread) and it was awful. The chickpeas were too oily, the bread not enough so; it wasn't spicy enough, and the bread was weird and misshapen.
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