Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie {Healthy Option}

As you probably know, I am all about quick and delicious!


Healthy too....

And in these hotter temps, I love to 'chill' with a cool drink. 

I snag a lot of Katie's recipes - This Chick Cooks - because she...
like me...enjoys those quick and delicious AND HEALTHY recipes too! 

I adapted this one just a tad to suit my taste.  Trust me...it was wonderful and cooling too. 

I had just purchased some fresh raspberries and frozen most of them, so I was really ready to 'rock n roll' with razzzberries. 


RASPBERRY LEMONADE SMOOTHIE 

3 ice cubes, crushed
1/2 c. frozen raspberries
1/2 - 3/4 c. water
1 - 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 
2 tsp. honey
(I used liquid stevia, about 7 drops, or to taste)
garnish: fresh berries or mint leaves if desired. 

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Start with 1/2 c. water and add more after you've blended the smoothie, to get the consistency you'd like. 

If you let the blender stand just a few minutes (Yes..I KNOW...it's hard to wait!) most of the seeds will drop to the bottom.  Just stop pouring before you get to that part.