Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

This recipe uses frozen strawberries, makes this a very easy breakfast, which can be enjoyed year-round.  Especially during the hot days of summer and early fall when you may not want to start your day by eating something hot

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of sugar or sweetener equivalent (optional)
  • 1 banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup of whole milk or plain unsweetened yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen strawberries

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Directions

  • Peel and slice a fresh banana
  • Add all ingredients to blender and lock lid
  • Pulse blend until well mixed and smooth
  • Pour into two chilled glasses, garnish (if desired) and serve.

Servings

  • About two eight-ounce glasses

Orange Carrot Smoothie

Here is a quick and easy smoothie which pares the nearly always complimentary flavors of carrot and orange into a cool and refreshing drink or afternoon snack.

Orange Carrot Smoothie Ingredients

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 ½ cups fresh apple juice
  • 1 ½ cups carrots
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener (optional)
  • Ice cubes, as required

Orange Carrot Smoothie Directions

  1. Peel oranges, remove seeds and separated into segments
  2. Wash, and shred or dice carrots
  3. Peel and slice bananas
  4. Put all the ingredients and add into a blender.
  5. Pulse blender until smooth.
  6. Pass the mixture through a strainer if desired to remove larger bits.
  7. Pour the smoothie mix into two chilled glasses and serve immediately.

Orange Carrot Smoothie Servings

  • Makes 2 servings

Raspberry and Peach Smoothie

This is a simple summertime recipe which shows the flexibility of smoothies and the ease of incorporating seasonal fruits, in this case, fresh summer raspberries and peaches.

Servings

  • Makes 2 servings

Raspberry and Peach Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of your choice
  • 2 peaches, pitted, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • Sweetener, sugar, honey or agave nectar to taste
  • Ice cubes, as required

Raspberry and Peach Smoothie directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Pulse blender until ingredients are smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 chilled drinking glasses and serve.

Related References

Screwdriver (alcoholic)

The screwdriver is a nice cool drink for a hot, lazy summer afternoon, which has been around since at least the 1940s.  So, not only can you have a nice relaxing drink, but you will be drinking a classic.

Servings

  • Makes 2 servings

Equipment Required

  • 2 chilled cocktail glasses
  •  A blender

Screwdriver Ingredients

  • 1 cup cracked or crushed ice
  • 4 ounces of orange juice
  • 4 ounces of vodka

Screwdriver Directions

  • Pour all ingredients into the blender and cover
  • Short pulse blender two or three times to combine and chill drink
  • Strain into cocktail glasses to remove ice
  • Serve immediately

Cook’s Notes

  • Fresh orange generally is preferred, but a high-quality commercial orange juice will do just fine
  • Cracked ice generally works best and makes the straining process easier
  • Keep your blender pulses very short; you are mixing and chilling the drink, not making a smoothie

Related References

Cool summer drinks – Iced Coffee New Orleans Recipe

Iced Coffee New Orleans
Iced Coffee New Orleans

Iced Coffee New Orleans is a nice vintage recipe that has the benefit of being cool and refreshing.  Also, I’ve copied New Orleans containing two of my favorite ingredients, mainly coffee and vanilla ice cream.  It’s a nice way to have your coffee in a little bit a dessert when the weather is hot and it’s really simple to make;  No heavy cooking required.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream
  • 1-quart strong coffee
  • Crushed ice
  • Nutmeg

Directions

  • Place one large scoop of ice cream and two crushed ice cubes in a frosted twelve-ounce glass.
  • Pour in one cup of chilled strong coffee Stir rapidly with a long spoon.
  • When the ice cream is blended with the coffee and the ice is completely melted, sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.

Serves

  • four

Related References

Cool summer drinks – Argentine coffee recipe

Argentine coffee
Argentine coffee

With summer weather setting on in hot temperatures rolling in, it’s time to consider those cool beverages which will help keep the heat off you at least make you happy and come more comfortable as you enjoy the days.

This recipe comes from the 1940s. It is a simple easy way to combine a couple of favorites, namely coffee, and ice cream while staying cool the same time.

Argentine coffee

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pints chocolate ice cream
  • 1-quart strong coffee
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream  (whipped ) or commercial whipped cream (optional)
  • Nutmeg

instructions

  • Place a generous scoop of ice cream in each tall glass.
  • Fill each glass with strong (according to your tastes), chilled coffee.
  • Top each glass with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg.

Notes

  • If desired, you could add some ice to this drink
  • Also, you can stir or blend the ice cream and coffee until it was smooth

Servings

  • Makes four glasses

Related References