DadsStory: Shakes, Slushies, And Smoothies

Submitted by:  Tim Pate

 

There have been a lot of recipes on here for various foods, but not much along the lines of quick snacks – such as shakes, slushies, and such.  My s11 likes to drink these as snacks or with his meals.  He’s always asking me to make one for him.  I really like these drinks because they are so easy and quick to make.  And I have to admit that I like them myself.  Even when my son is gone, I find myself making them for a quick snack.  Hope you guys like them as well.

 

 

 

 

Apple Lemon Slushy

Ingredients:

            ¼ cup frozen apple juice concentrate

            2 tablespoons lemon juice

            1 cup crushed ice

Directions:

            Combine the apple juice concentrate, lemon juice, and ice in a blender.  Blend until the mixture is slushy.

 

 

Pumpkin Smoothie

Ingredients:

            ½ cup canned pumpkin

            ¾ cup milk or vanilla yogurt

            2 teaspoons brown sugar

            ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

            1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

            4 ice cubes

Directions:

            Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

 

Watermelon Smoothy

Ingredients:

            8 cups cubed seeded watermelon (about 6 pounds w/ rind), divided

            1 cup water, divided

            1/3 cup sugar, divided

            ¼ cup fresh lime juice

            4 cups club soda or seltzer water, well chilled

            Lime slices for garnishing if you like

Directions:

            1.) Combine half the watermelon, half the water, and half the sugar in a blender.  Blend the mixture until it is completely smooth forming a puree.

            2.)  Pour the mixture through a coarse strainer into a large container.

            3.)  Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the remaining watermelon, water and sugar.

            4.)  Stir in lime juice.  Refrigerate until the mixture is well chilled (about 4 hours).

            5.)  To serve, stir in club soda (or seltzer) and throw in a lime wedge.

 

 

Double Chocolate Malt Shake

Ingredients:

            ½ cup chocolate ice cream

            ¼ cup chocolate soymilk

            1 teaspoon malted-milk powder

Directions:

            Blend ice cream, soymilk, and malted-milk powder in a blender until smooth.

 

 

Canteloupe Lemon Smoothie

Ingredients:

            2 cups cantaloupe, chopped

            1 cup plain yogurt

            4 ice cubes

            2 tablespoons lemon juice

            2 tablespoons honey

Directions:

            Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

 

Peaches & Cream Smoothie

Ingredients:

            1 cup canned peaches

            2 cups milk

            ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

            1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

            Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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One comment on “DadsStory: Shakes, Slushies, And Smoothies

    Just me
    There are so many other smoothies u can make too with fresh or frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries but watch those little seeds. Mix & match, add chocolate soy milk for a twist and just have fun!

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