Smoothies to the Rescue

Since when did I start living in Florida?

Salvador Dali's
Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory” – 1931

Ever feel like you’re inside that famous Salvador Dali painting where the clocks are all melting? I think his inspiration must have been from an earlier experience from at least one Southern California August.

It’s been crazy-hot this week, and when the humidity mimics that, and it feels like it’s at about 100%….

Dear Humidity, your hairdressing skills are lacking. Love, me
Dear Humidity, your hairdressing skills are lacking. Love, me

… there’s the fabulous benefit that high heat + high humidity make my hair look like a troll doll. I am oh so lovely, let me tell you! Yikes!

But this heat also makes me incredibly thirsty for something chilly.

I was thinking about the lovely concoctions I used to make years ago for myself and my kids each summer when they were growing up. Some were a hit, while others…yeah, not so much. However, here are some tried-and-true smoothies you can make for a snack tomorrow to help you beat the heat!
Peachy Keen
 * Note: When any of these smoothies call for “frozen” fruit, it means I’ve gotten them fresh, washed them, discarded any leaves, chopped into chunks, and frozen them.
◊ To make, just add all ingredients in a vitamix or blender and whiz till it’s the right consistency for your tastes.
**Disclaimer: If you want to add ½ scoop of protein powder to any of these, go ahead… however, I absolutely do not recommend the use of any protein powders that include soy or soy derivatives.

Sunrise Smoothie

4 oz. plain Greek yogurt
8 oz. fresh orange juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
*garnish: 1 fresh strawberrysmkplaid


4 oz. plain Greek yogurt
8 oz. pear juice
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 fresh banana
*garnish: 3 fresh blueberries, skewered


Peachy Keen

4 oz. plain Greek yogurt
8 oz. peach juice
1 cup frozen peach slices
1 tsp cinnamon
*garnish: 1 fresh peach slice

Monkey Giggle

4 oz. plain Greek Yogurt
1 (frozen in slices) banana
2 Tbsp. organic peanut butter
8 oz. organic milk
*garnish: crushed dark chocolate, sprinkled on top



4 oz. plain Greek yogurt
1 cup frozen strawberries
8 oz. organic milk
1 tsp. almond extract
garnish: 1 fresh strawberry, cut into a fan

So, what about your favorite smoothies?
I’d love to hear what kinds you love to make!salvador

  Have a great week, and leave a comment or two for me. I like that kind of thing 😉

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9 thoughts on “Smoothies to the Rescue

  1. I like peachy keen the best! Can’t wait to try it! Frizzy hair BOOOO is it me or do those serums never REALLY work? Half as puffy is still firggin puffy in my opinion!


      1. I’m not a vanilla in drinks fan unless it’s a shake but I never thought of trying it in a smoothie… Maybe I would like it!


  2. Nothing like the wonderful So Cal heat……ugh…. I’m way late in posting a comment but They all sound amazing….can’t wait to try them when it gets a little warmer. Thanks for sharing….a perfect way to start our day.


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