Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I was a Frozen Dessert Professional for 3 Years....aka the Easiest Smoothie Ever

My first resume that I ever made included the following jobs; Smoothie Maker-Creative Juices, Ice Cream Scooper-Baskin Robbins, and Ice Cream Maker-Marble Slab Creamery. I also worked at a Salad Bar in college that had soft serve Ice cream if that counts. It took me quite some time to find a non frozen dessert related job after college.

So, we all know that ice cream is a good delicious treat that most people love, but in my opinion, the Smoothie is tops as far as frozen delicacies go. I worked at a place called Creative Juices when I was in high school. The ironic thing is that they were not creative at all. I'm pretty sure they just went in to the Juice Shop (the better smoothie place in my hometown) stole their menu and then renamed the smoothies. For example.....Strawberry Splash at the Juice Shop was essentially the same thing as Creative Juices's Banaberry Bash. Creative Juices is now a Ross Dress For Less (my friend Brayer or Curly J's favorite store).

So in honor of it being like 20 degrees warmer this week than last week we have the.........

200 Calorie, Really Easy, Really Good
Strawberry-Pineapple Smoothie......
-7-8 frozen strawberries (like 3/4 of a cup)
-1/2 cup of pineapple juice
-1 8oz carton of vanilla low fat yogurt (I like Dannon Light and Fit)

1. Put it all in the blender. Blend until smooth. 2. Enjoy.
(this makes one serving, which is very easy to make in that special dual wave blender I have)

Things that I do not like in Smoothies.......
C-A bunch of powder (protein, vitamin C, bees wax, etc...a little is ok, I don't like it when you can taste it)
D-Silken Tofu

I drink these smoothies for breakfast, lunch or dessert and I love them. You can substitute different juices or fruits (I use blueberries a lot) or add in a banana. All are very good!


Memória said...

I love smoothies; I just rarely make them...I guess b/c of my low quantity of ice haha.

Your smoothie looks so refreshing. I'm not crazy about powders in my smoothies either.

JMJE said...

This is a great smoothie b/c you don't even need ice, which has been a problem for me in the past (lack of ice maker and I rarely remember to fill my ice trays). The frozen strawberries make it icy.

Jenni said...

So next time I come over you will make me this smoothie right? Then after we enjoy the deliciousness we can go shop at my supposedly favorite store Ross Dress for Less?

- Curly J

JMJE said...

RDFL is obviously your favorite store. You called it one time to make sure it was open. I will make you that smoothie but it's BYOY. (bring your own yogurt)

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JMJE said...

I'm glad you found it Lydia. It's always exciting to learn that someone other than my mom reads it.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind having one of those right now! Looks creamy and luscious, I'm putting yogurt on my shopping list as we speak.

sandandstarfish said...

Is that a magic bullet?! Thanks for sending me the link :) I'm definitely going to have to try this now!

Anonymous said...

that's great