Friday, June 22, 2012

My Precious Peach

So, I told you I was going to try a modified version of Peach Pleasure and tonight I did just that.
It was SUPER Great!

Sorry the picture isn't that great's a smoothie.
I call it My Precious Peach.

My Precious Peach
12 ounces Jumex Peach Nectar
1 1/2 cups Frozen Peaches
1/2 cup Frozen Strawberries
1 small scoop Orange Sherbet

Combine my precious and blend.
We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious.

You better keep a close eye on this dessert!
Sneaky little hobbitses.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Strawberry Smoothie

I really like this one. It's strawberrily tasty. It has a tang from the yogurt.
I modified the original Strawberries Wild by Jamba Juice to get this one. {I took out the probably guessed that)

Strawberry Smoothie
3/4 cup Apple Juice
3/4 cup Jumex Strawberry Nectar
1.5 cup frozen strawberries
2 small scoops Greek Gods Honey Vanilla Yogurt
1 cup ice

Blend, Share, Enjoy.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Peach Pleasure by Jamba Juice

Today, I made Jamba Juice's Peach Pleasure for a snack.
It was tasty but I think it can be improved upon (for my tastes).
I love a true peach flavor and this had other flavors going on, especially banana.

Peach Pleasure
12 ounces Kern's Peach Nectar
1 cup Frozen Peaches
1/2 ripe Banana
2 scoops Orange Sherbet
1 cup Ice

Combine in a blender and blend.

I will post my revised recipe when I make it. Mmmmm....
This makes enough for at least 2 people so grab some friends, share and enjoy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Banana Berry Smoothie

Here's another smoothie recipe.
Jamba Juice's Banana Berry Smoothie
It was a very tasty berry smoothie! My personal favorite are the more tropical flavors but I will definitely make this one again and enjoy every bit of it!

Banana Berry Smoothie
1/2 cup apple juice
3/4 cup strawberry nectar (I used Jumex brand sold in cans in the juice aisle)
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 banana
1 scoop of raspberry sherbet
1 scoop fat-free vanilla yogurt (I used Greek Gods Vanilla Honey *best brand*)
1 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Share and Enjoy.
This makes 24 ounces. It is not a super thick consistency. Perfect for drinking through a straw.
In case you are wondering, it does not taste overwhelmingly like banana even though banana is in the name. I always worry about that because I like other flavors a little bit better and banana seems to overwhelm other flavors easily. This is a wonderful balance. :) If you do love banana then you can make it more banana-y by adding another half or whole banana!

Ever wonder what to do with that 1/2 cup of smoothie that no one can fit into their stomachs?
I hate to waste anything (yes, we have a compost pile....) so I figured I could have the rest of the smoothie later if I could just save it in the freezer somehow. So this is what I do!

My leftover smoothie makes about 3 popsicles each time!
 These Popsicle Trays were only $6 on amazon. Deal. Definitely worth a tasty treat to enjoy later to decrease wastage and increase healthy sweet tooth satisfaction.

They are a perfect size too, only about 3 inches. Mmm.....
save money by not wasting AND making your own popsicles!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Caribbean Passion Smoothie {Thick Yummy Smoothie}

Ben (the hubster) has been wanting smoothies lately so we will be experimenting with new recipes.
This first recipe I am going to share with you was not actually an experiment. I have made it before and it is delicious. It is the recipe from Jamba Juice (or totally close enough) for Caribbean Passion.
This one is just a dang tasty thick smoothie that anyone would love. I mean, just look at those ingredients! Mmmmm......

Caribbean Passion Smoothie
1-1.5 cup Passion Mango Juice (comes in frozen concentrate)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup orange sherbet
1/2 cup ice

Throw it all in an awesome blender like a Vitamix  and enjoy. Depending on how generous your "cup" of strawberries is, you may need to add a little more juice.
This makes about 4 cups (32 oz).
Super tasty. Super easy.

It is really quite pretty too! It would be really cute served in a fancy stemmed glass with an orange slice or strawberry on the edge.

Consider me your taste tester officionado for delicious smoothies..... I love them.
Sorry, I don't have a pretty picture for it. I drank it too fast....
{Ben said he just wanted a taste. I knew better so I poured him just a cup and he ended up drinking the whole thing of course.}