Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cool Treat

Well it has been HOT here this weekend and we have been trying to conserve energy by not turning on the air conditioning. I thought I would look back on Friday night's smoothies to remind me of what a cool and refreshing treat it was. Maybe that will help me cool off. We have a "Smoothie Elite" which is basically just a blender with a spout. It also has measurement marks on the outside to help with proportions of liquid to frozen ingredients. We don't need anything fancy. Orange/ Pineapple juice, Orange Sherbet, and frozen strawberries make the perfect smoothie for our taste buds.


I forgot to mention that the "Smoothie Elite" has a special stirring stick so that you don't have to jostle the whole blender. It has been a while since we last used ours and somehow the spout has sprung a leak so we had to work quickly. You can see the puddle of juice on the counter. It wouldn't be made by me unless there was some sort of mess to clean up:)

I didn't take a picture of the final product. I thought about putting it in cute glasses (I have these great soda fountain glasses that would have been adorable) but the truth is, when we drink smoothies, we always put them in those giant plastic cups you get for free at baseball games. Brett used our new Cubs Spring Training one (thanks Mom and Dad) and I used our Angels World Series one. Who am I to argue with tradition? Giant plastic baseball cups don't make good pictures:) Stay Cool!

4 comments:

Roger. said...

D: I've been wanting to make smoothies recently too, but I forgot to bring the blender down to San Diego. Yar my real home's in LA.

Was cool ta see you at EC today. Now I can associate a face with your writing!

Darlene said...

I love smoothies. I think the only difference with your version vs. what I've made is using plain vanilla yogurt in place of the sherbet. I'll have to try sherbet next time I blend a batch. Oh, and I always, ALWAYS use a bendy straw. Go figure!

Nice to meet you on Sunday. Hope we can eat together soon but nothing involving large quantities of shrimp at Sizzler...

lourdes said...

Thaks for the reminder that smoothie season is upon us. I make them with frozen or very cold fruit, yougurt and always add a banana to smooth out the acid.

Kim in the Kitchen said...

I wish I liked bananas, but I just don't...that whole picky-eater thing:)