Yay! It’s Spring!!
After this brutally cold, icy and long winter, I am not taking this lovely spring weather for granted!
Spring here in Texas has always been my favorite! The Texas bluebonnets, the warmer days yet still cool nights, the countless memories from spring break vacations as a child and now as an adult and sunsets at 7 instead of 5pm.
Oh how I love my Texas sunsets (evident by the endless sunset photos in my Instagram feed)! I love sitting on my porch, watching the sky change from blue to pink to orange, feeling a cool breeze wisp across my face and sipping on a cold refreshing beverage.
This Frozen Pink Lemonade Smoothie is our latest obsession. Well smoothies in general have been our newest craze, but this one especially is a favorite!
It is tart, yet sweet like a tall glass of pink lemonade should be, but is packed with fruit, has no added sugar and is icy cold! This drink is my perfect patio weather treat (and totally healthy to boot)!
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Three Years Ago: Gingered Beef Stir-Fry Recipe
Four Years Ago: Guinness Shepherds Pie
Five Years Ago: Butterscotch Sweet Potato Cookie Sandwiches
2 large ruby red grapefruits
10-12 strawberries, fresh or frozen
5-6 ice cubes
1-2 tablespoons orange juice or water
1-2 teaspoons honey (if needed)
Peel and segment grapefruit. Place grapefruit segments in blender, Squeeze remaining grapefruit “membrane” over segments in blender to release all remaining juice.
Zest and juice lemons. Add lemon zest and juice to grapefruit in blender.
Add strawberries and ice cubes to blender. Blend at high speed until smooth, adding orange juice or water as needed to reach desired consistency. Taste and blend in honey if needed. Serve immediately.
NOTE: To save time, already supremed (peeled and segmented) grapefruit can usually be purchased in the fresh or canned fruit departments of most grocery stores. Use 2 cups of the prepared grapefruit and 4-5 tablespoons of the juice it comes packed in to replace the two grapefruit called for in this recipe.