Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

This week summer weather hit. We had gorgeous weather in April and into May. This week the temps hit the mid-90s. It’s officially time for me to switch from hot drinks to cold. I love the combination of strawberry and lemon. My friend Christine sells strawberry lemonade cupcakes at the market that are so good!

How about a strawberry lemonade drink that’s relatively healthy?

Here is a tip for smoothies… freeze your fruit, if it’s freezable kind. Freeze fresh squeezed lemon juice in an ice tray, for easy-to-use small servings.

Each compartment holds about a third of a lemon.

I find that the strawberries blend better if you let them partially thaw in water just a little.

If you are only making enough for one, and you have an old fashioned ($.99 garage sale deal) blender like mine, you can use a small mouth pint jar.

Add your ice, frozen fruit, yogurt, sweetener & lemon juice leaving some breathing room in the top. Blenderize until real smoothie … er… smooth. I wouldn’t use a closed container with this with anything that could have a chemical reaction since air cannot escape.

I use this stevia that comes from Bolivia, that I purchase all the way from the Amazon (the Amazon.com, that is. 🙂 ). Stevia from Bolivia sounds like a person, doesn’t it. Maybe it’s the lady in the photo. Stevia is grown in South America and has been used there for years. This is the best no-aftertaste stuff I’ve tasted. Like pure stevia, it is concentrated and only requires about 1/4 tsp or so.

 

Here you go:

 

If Winter Is Snow, We’ve Finally Had It

[I’m not sure what’s considered appropriate number of photos for any one blog post but I’m sure this one is breaking all the rules. 🙂 ]

Last week my family was home over New Year and as we looked at the weather forecast, there appeared to be a “chance” of snow for Wednesday. Of course, in southeast Georgia, a chance of snow usually means a few flurries in the middle of the night.  Continue reading “If Winter Is Snow, We’ve Finally Had It”

The Trouble with Turkey

Forgive me if I have already talked turkey to you. I did a search and didn’t see anything resembling that but I did find this post that made me chuckle. And then cry. Those Leyland Cypress trees did grow to be big and give great backyard privacy, only to be blown down in the last 1.5 years. Road construction, tropical storms and hurricanes did a number on them, what disease hadn’t already done.

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