Good Morning Everyone!! I have a guest writer today on Giangi’s Kitchen, Kendra T.
Kendra and I share the same passions: Food, Travel and Family.
We love food, we love to cook and enjoy writing about it.
We both love to travel and have been fortunate to visit so many beautiful places in the world.
But most of all, we love our families and care for their well being. We found immense pleasure sitting at our dinning table and sharing a meal with our loved one.
With Easter being just around the corner, Kendra is sharing this wonderful “Strawbunny Easter Smoothie” with all of us.
Easy to make and absolutely delicious. Make sure you read all of her wonderful fun suggestions at the end of the recipe, thank you.
Strawbunny Easter Smoothie – Fabulous Family Treat
I always try to make Easter morning a special time for my family by cooking a special breakfast, and since smoothies are all the rage now, what better way to do that than by making this yummy drink? Not only is it tasty, but also the final product is a pretty pastel pink color that is perfect for the holiday. Of course, the best part about it is that kids and grown-ups alike will fall in love with it, and it is so simple to make. On one of my former travels I stayed in this fabulousLas Vegas hotel where I came across this “egg-cellent” concoction!
STRAWBUNNY EASTER SMOOTHIE
(Makes about 2 cups)
– 2 cups of frozen strawberries
– 4 tbsp. of low-fat vanilla yogurt
– 2 tbsp. of peanut butter
– ½ cup of skim milk
– Marshmallow Peeps for garnishing
To make the smoothie, put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If blending is too difficult, try adding the milk first and slowly add the firmer ingredients a little at a time. You may even want to blend the yogurt, peanut butter and milk first, and then add the strawberries just a few at time.
If you want it to be thinner or smoother, add a little more milk, but remember to only do this in small amounts. If you add too much milk at once, it can overpower the taste of the other ingredients. If you do not have a blender, a food processor should work, too.
Once the smoothie is properly blended, pour it into glasses and set a candy marshmallow peep on top. The recipe makes two cups of the smoothie, so if you need to make more, of course, you will want to double or triple the ingredients.
This is the fun part! There are so many ways to serve this delightful drink, but I will tell you how I like to serve mine. Take a flat platter or tray and cover it with that green plastic Easter “grass” that you usually find in Easter baskets. Put the glasses on top of the grass, and put the platter in the center of your kitchen or dining room table in place of a centerpiece.
As a fun little added bonus, I often take some chocolate eggs and spread them around the grass between the glasses. Jellybeans or any other type of egg-shaped candy would work just as well. You could even add more of those precious little marshmallow peeps to the grass to create a little spring Easter scene.
No matter how you decide to serve it, remember to have fun with it. I promise that you will want to serve this for years to come, and you may even find yourself making it on other days beyond Easter. The adults in your family will appreciate the time you took to make a special treat, and the kids will be excited to try it, especially if you promise them dibs on the candy garnishes afterwards. Of course, I don’t need to mention that the smoothie has some health benefits, and it is a great way to sneak some nutritious fruit into you and your family’s diet.
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