This patriotic drink is as pretty as it is tasty. Layering cherries, blueberries and lemon juice, we created a striped lemonade that sings with Fourth of July pride. —Shawn Carleton, San Diego, California
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.
Few beverages are as simple and refreshing as this one shared by Sybil Brown of Highland, California. Bring her swift slushy specialty to your breakfast table and watch how quickly glasses are raised for seconds.
"With five active teenagers in the house, I often serve them this smoothie as a pick-me-up in the afternoon or as a quick breakfast on hectic mornings," writes Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. "Both my husband and I like it, too."
Here's fruity refreshment that can flavor a gathering without a fuss! Simply stir up strawberries, juices, water and sugar according to the recipe, then freeze. Add soda before serving and you're all set.
Keep one thing in mind, though, chuckles Thelma Rush of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee. "You may want to make extra," she notes. "People are always coming back for seconds!"
My children resist veggies, but they love smoothies. This smoothie packs in lots of good-for-you fruits and veggies, but to my kids, it's just a super delicious breakfast. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, UT
Four ingredients and ice cubes come together to create this flavorful fruity treat from Sarah Hulslander of Arlington, Texas. It would be nice for an afternoon pick-me-up, but, Sarah adds, “It can also be an instant breakfast on busy mornings. This drink goes really well with muffins.”
We live on a remote side of an island in southeastern Alaska where blueberries are abundant. I use these and other berries as many ways as possible all summer long. These smoothies are scrumptious.—Bonnie Roher, Wrangell, Alaska
Want to add low-fat dairy to your diet? Consider the frothy, chocolaty smoothies our Test Kitchen whipped up with both milk and yogurt. It's a recipe kids and adults will request morning, noon and night.