Strawberry-Kiwi Juice from KatiesCucina.com

Take a look at the beautifully blended colors in this flavorful juice! This juice is thick like a smoothie but still technically a juice. I serve it over ice and drink it through a straw. I didn’t mix the two fruit juices fully together. I left them kind of blotchy, inter-mixed if you’d like to call it that way. I loved the marbleized effect this Strawberry-Kiwi Juice gave. This juice reminds me of the fresh fruit juices I sipped on while touring around Barcelona last fall. For just one euro (at the time about $1.29 US) I got a medium-size all natural fruit-juice drink. I think I had 3 or 4 within a two hour time span. They were so good. They tasted fresh and gave me the boost I needed to continue sight seeing after a long flight.

Strawberry-Kiwi Juice from KatiesCucina.com

Its summer time and let’s face it the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven. So I’m finding juices and smoothies are my chosen dessert and pick me up these days! They are fresh and light and get me an extra servings of fruits in my daily diet. Whether you are looking for a quick snack or something sweet to satisfy your sweet cravings. This all natural drink will have you satisfied in no time!

Looking for more juices & smoothies try:

Katie Original Recipe

Strawberry-Kiwi Juice

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 8 oz

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, stems removed and hulled
  • 2 kiwis, peeled

Directions

  1. In a blender, blend 2 kiwi fruits until pureed. Pour over ice.
  2. Then blend 2 cups of fresh strawberries for 15 seconds or until pureed. Then pour that mixture over ice. *If you prefer a seedless version strain puree before adding it to the cup. Slightly mix the two juices together and enjoy!
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Pear-Mango-Spinach Juice from KatiesCucina.com

Do green juices/smoothies freak you out? If you just answered “yes” don’t be freaked out. In my Pear, Mango, Spinach Juice the green coloring comes from the spinach; however, I promise you–you can’t taste any spinach what-so-ever. You just get the green coloring and of course all the nutritional benefits that come with this juice.

Pear-Mango-Spinach Juice from KatiesCucina.com

This is a naturally sweet juice thanks to the plump pears and juicy mangos. Its also thick like a smoothie, but technically a juice. I like to call it a smoothie but I know that some people will get all up in arms about juice vs smoothie terminology. Whatever you like to call this Pear, Mango, Spinach Juice is totally up to you. I simply call it delicious and so does my neighbor. The day I made these I brought my neighbor one of these over (which of course she loved it). If your into making your own naturally sweet juices/smoothies I highly recommend giving this fruit/vegetable combo a try.

Katie Original Recipe

Pear, Mango, Spinach Juice

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 10 oz.

Pear, Mango, Spinach Juice

Ingredients

  • 2 pears
  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup spinach

Directions

  1. Using a Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor Juice Extractor & Smoothie Attachment (or blender) slowly add the pears to the machine followed by the mango and lastly the spinach. Extract the juice, and turn off machine. Remove the food processor bowl from the machine. Pour the juice into two small glasses or one large 10 oz. glass.
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Berry Berry Smoothie

I promise this isn’t becoming a smoothie blog… it’s just I’m on a smoothie kick and wanted to share a few of my favorite smoothies I’ve been concocting lately. Today, I’m going to show you a great way to incorporate fresh and frozen berries and Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt to make one hell-of-a-smoothie!  I love making smoothies and adding the Greek Yogurt to this smoothie gives it a full body flavor and of course utilizing a flavored yogurt makes it that much more berry-licious. Yes, I just used that word. Don’t judge. You know you want to get berry-licious.

Berry Berry Smoothie

Once again, I played in manual on my camera and am overall happy with my photos. Still a big learning game for me! So, now that I’m done with my week of smoothies I’d love to hear what your favorite smoothie is?

Berry Berry Smoothie

Katie Original Recipe

Berry Berry Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1

10 oz.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Using a Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor Juice Extractor & Smoothie Attachment (or blender) slowly add 2-1/2 cups of berries to the machine. Extract the juice, and turn off machine. Remove the food processor bowl from the machine and add 4 oz blueberry greek yogurt plus one tablespoon of honey. Carefully mix until Greek yogurt and honey are well incorporated. Pour the smoothie into two small glasses or one large 10 oz. glass.

Notes

*always make sure you clean your berries very well and discard any stems that may be still attached to them.

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Disclaimer: I received samples of Chobani to try. I was not compensated nor required to write this post.


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Strawberry, Apple, & Banana Smoothie

I’ve been on a homemade smoothie kick lately. Not in an effort to eat better (although it does help), but just because… they taste good! It also helped that I recently got a Juice Extractor & Smoothie Attachment for my Magimix that is out of this world awesome. I also received a case (as in a dozen) packages of strawberries from Parkesdale Farm Market in Plant City, Florida shortly after receiving my attachment. The timing could not have been more perfect. After I juiced quite a few fresh strawberries, I then cleaned up the rest of the strawberries and froze them for future tasty smoothies.

Strawberry, Apple, & Banana Smoothie

Over Christmas break (well it was break for me, I had 12 days off from work) I decided to take some time to get to know my camera better and move into manual mode. This was my first recipe I shot in manual. Over all, I’m beyond pleased with how my photos came out. Sure, there are things I can do to improve, but its a start. A start toward one of the many goals I’ve set for myself in 2013!

Strawberry, Apple, & Banana Smoothie

Katie Original Recipe

Strawberry, Apple, & Banana Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2

8 oz

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 organice gala apple, quartered
  • 1/2 frozen banana

Directions

  1. Using a Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor Juice Extractor & Smoothie Attachment (or blender) add the apple (peel on) through the smoothie attachment, then add the frozen banana, followed by the frozen strawberries. Carefully, remove the frozen juice from the food processor base. Mix the juice well and pour it into two glasses.
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Disclaimer: I have a working relationship with both Magimix and Parkesdale Farm Market. I was not paid to write this post. As always all opinions are my own. 


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