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August 10, 2016
by: Katie Rammer

Smooth Saving to Beat the Summer Heat

We have had some beautiful weather over the last few weeks… but I have to say, when the temps exceed 85 and the humidity kicks in, there is nothing I enjoy more than a refreshing, cold fruit smoothie to help keep me stay cool. Now I have a handful of favorite places around town that can make one scrumptious smoothie and although delicious every time, the price of the delightful drink can be quite expensive. With prices ranging between $5-7 per drink and my craving kicking in every other day, I decided it was time to cut back. So I started to experiment at home with various fresh fruits to try and recreate the beloved summer treat. I encourage you to try my two favorite DYI smoothie creations below. They will help you beat the heat but also keep your spending in check… All you need to do is toss all of the ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth, pour and serve!

Note: I tend to like to use frozen fruit so the smoothie is immediately cold, however you can also use fresh fruit if you would prefer.

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Tropical Getaway

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1c. pineapple
  • 1c. mango
  • 3oz. plain or vanilla yogurt (about half a single serving container)
  • 1/3c. apple juice

Strawberry Shortcake

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2c. strawberries
  • 1t. almond extract
  • 3oz. plain or vanilla yogurt (about half a single serving container)
  • 1/3c. milk