Jun 10, 2013

Smoothies {Classics and Favorites}

Summertime is smoothie time for me.  Cold and packed with fruit, they're usually my breakfast just about everyday.

I'm excited to tell you that over the next 3 weeks I'm featuring smoothies from some of my favorite blogs.  
 Be sure to visit the links for recipes.

This week is all about Classics & Favorites.

is a classic, 
combining banana, strawberries, and blueberries.
It's so thick, it can double as dessert.
Charlene has a wide variety of recipes on her blog, including some great southern desserts (sugar free even).  Take a look at her Favorite Peach Cobbler, Chilled Blackberry Pie, and a southern favorite: Banana Pudding (Charlene's has a couple of twists!).  

also includes classic smoothie ingredients, but there's also mango to give a tropical feel.  
Cindy says this is one of her favorite (or favourite--Cindy is a Canadian blogger) smoothie flavors.  Cindy and I go way back, before blogging even.  I have tried many of her recipes over the years.  Her Savory Popover is super, as is Firehouse Stuffed Chicken, and Caramel Pear Scones.  

would be a favorite with my son--his favorite flavors are vanilla and cherry.
Jamie features recipes that are easy on mom and kid-approved.  I think a lot of us can appreciate that!  Cowboy Spaghetti  and BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Flat Bread Melts are both family-friendly meals.  Chili Cheese Dog Nachos are just plain fun.  A lot of Jamie's creations are!

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie from Marguerite 
Cajun Delights
This classic fruit combo is also Marguerite's favorite.

You'll always pass a bon temps at Cajun Delights with video clips of Cajun & Zydeco music that will get you movin'.  Marguerite's recipes right out of South Louisiana will make you hungry...like Crab and Shrimp Etouffee and Cajun Baked Ham w/Sugar Cane -Bourbon Glaze.  I tried Stuffed Filet Mignon w/ Sherry Mushroom Sauce for Valentine's Day.   Ca c'est bon!

Go see Charlene, Cindy, Jamie, and Marguerite and tell them "hi."
Secrets of a Southern Kitchen  /  Facebook Page
Hun...What's for Dinner  /  Facebook Page
Love Bakes Good Cakes  /  Facebook Page
Cajun Delights

Thanks, ladies, for agreeing to be a part of this smoothie series.  
Couldn't have it without ya!

Stay tuned next week for another smoothie theme.

Black Beauty Smoothie 
is a favorite in my kitchen.

Dark fruit like blackberries and blueberries are my favorites, so why not combine them in a smoothie?

I wish I could say I invented this smoothie, but it comes from Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment by Sara Corpening Whiteford, Lori Lyn Narlock, Mary Corpening Barber and Amy Neunsinger.

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Black Beauty Smoothie

from Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment

Makes 2  servings

1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
about 1/2 cup grape juice
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen blackberries

Combine the yogurt and 1/2 cup grape juice in a blender. Add the berries. Blend until smooth.  Blend in more grape juice if smoothie is too thick.

Linking with:
Jam Hands  Hearth and Soul blog hop at Premeditated Leftovers Feeding Big
Love Bakes Good Cakes
nap-time creations
White Lights on Wednesdays
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage Photobucket
BWS tips button Freedom Fridays
Memories by the Mile
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  1. Great round up Michelle! Thanks for including me! xo

  2. Wonderful Round Up Michelle~ Think I'm going to head into the kitchen and whip up a smoothie or two:) Here in Northern WI, we finally hit 78 degrees!! Time to cool off:) Lynn

  3. All of these look wonderful. I love a smoothie in the summer time, well actually all year around!

    Thanks for linking this round up to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

  4. Great assortment of smoothies. One looks better than the next.

  5. Thanks so much for including my smoothie, Michelle! I've got this scheduled to post tomorrow morning on FB and just pinned it to Pinterest!

  6. Love the use of grape juice in this smoothie! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  7. Every time I hear the word Smoothie I jump in the post to check it out! Great compilation of delicious drinks here. If I may, allow me to invite you to visit my blog and if you are so kind, check some of my creations they are under Cocktails and Drinks category, Also I made a recap of the 15 best cocktails and drinks in a post I wrote on May 31st "15 delicious Spring-Summer Drinks" Thank You for sharing these wonderful drinks and have an awesome week, Lizy@http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/

  8. I'm loving these. What a fantastic, fun round-up. I'm writing your recipe down and headed off to check the others!

  9. Thanks so much for including my smoothie, and for the other recipe shout-outs!

  10. This is a GREAT post Michelle
    Wonderful round-up
    I love smoothies but never make them myself.....
    Maybe it's time I should try.
    My favorite is strawberry-banana, but I have to say that I'm not very familiar with black/blueberries as we don't have them here fresh.

  11. Your smoothie looks delicious and a special treat. Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Michelle, this smoothie looks amazing as it sounds. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Man, I love smoothies! :) These ALL look delicious! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

  14. Look superb..i'll try this recipe with DaVinci Gourmet Smoothies!


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