The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

May 14, 2013

Smoothies for a hot May day

Cantaloupe smoothie

RICHMOND — I am so glad that spring has finally decided to come to Kentucky. We have had our share of different types of weather. When the heat comes, we need to make sure that the body gets plenty of liquids to prevent dehydration.

Cantaloupes should be in season this week. I will give you some different recipes using fresh fruits instead of the powdered type mixes.

CANTALOUPE SMOOTHIE

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup (one inch) cubes of cantaloupe

1/2 cup fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt

1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice

1 teaspoon Splenda

DIRECTIONS:

Pulse ingredients in blender until smooth

Calories: 134; Total fat-0; Sodium: 71 mg;

Carbs: 22 g; Fiber: 1 g; Pro: 12g

One of my favorites is:

ORANGESICLE SMOOTHIE

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup fat free milk

1/3 cup fat-free dry milk powder    

2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate

DIRECTIONS:

Process milk, powder, orange juice concentrate and one cup crushed ice in blender until smooth.

This is as close to an orange Julius as I can get it.

I grew up close to Dublin, Texas. This little town was once the home of Dr. Pepper. The original plant is still there.

One can tour the old plant and sample many ways to use Dr. Pepper. They have even used it in a chocolate cake.

Of course, as kids we always had a Dr. Pepper to drink as a treat. The rest of the treat was to put a peanuts in the drink as well. (Remember I was raised on a peanut farm).

One day I just could not keep myself from doing my younger brother in. Instead of fixing him a Dr. Pepper with peanuts, I put pinto beans in his.

To this day he still doesn't believe that he actually ate the beans. Must have been the soil they were raised in next to the peanuts that fooled him.

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