What could be better on a warm day than a frosty 'julius'? This recipe from Linda Evancoe-Coble of Leola, Pennsylvania, eliminates a trip to the mall to get one, plus it's chockfull of wholesome fruit, vitamins and nutrition.
"My daughter and I had eaten a cold fruit soup while on vacation. When we got home, we tried to create our own version-and wound up with this smoothie," jots Jeri Clayton of Sandy, Utah. "Everyone enjoys it."
I first tried this refreshing beverage - with its tasty combination of citrus juices and mashed banana - at a church reception. It's perfect for serving at birthday parties, wedding showers, anniversary dinners and barbecues.
-Hollis Mattson, Brush Prairie, Washington
We offer this fruity beverage to guests to add a festive touch to holiday gatherings. It pours up frothy, then separates into a dark pink base with a light foamy top. A slightly tart drink, it's wonderful with home-baked cookies.
A tantalizing combination of strawberries and orange juice, this smoothie gets its shake-like texture from low-fat buttermilk. “The recipe also works well with other fresh berries,“ says Helene Rock of Los Altos, California.
Summers get pretty hot here in Arizona, so we're always looking for a cool treat while hanging out around the pool. My love of raspberry lemonade inspired me to create this recipe.—Linda Nelson, Phoenix, Arizona
With a cup of milk and a half cup of yogurt, this smoothie is rich in calcium and makes an excellent choice for breakfast on the run. For added convenience, you can buy mango chunks that are already peeled and chopped.