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Monday, July 18, 2011

Blender, oh how I've missed you

Back in the day I used to whip up a mean smoothie.  Then I went off to college and somehow my blender didn't make it past Freshman year in the dorms.  Poor thing. 

Since then I've been blender-less and I didn't realize how much I missed having one until I bought one on Friday at Target.  I actually went to Target to buy this, which I will tell you about later this week. It's going to change your life!

Once I scooped up the above item, I was making my usual rounds to the beauty aisles before checking out when I stumbled across this little display:

Not just any blender.  It was pink and on sale for $17.99.  Need I say more?  This little lady made her way into my cart and I put her to use this weekend by making Strawberry Banana Smoothies for the nephew and I on Sunday while babysitting.

But before smoothies, Aunt Lindsey whipped up a Cafe Mocha and Reese had waffles.  All right ... I might have had a waffle too. 
 
 The smoothie was perfect for a hot summer Sunday.

Ingredients:
1 cup ice cubes, crushed
10 oz fresh strawberries, stems removed
2 bananas
1 to 2 tbsp of honey or a splash of OJ for added sweetness
3/4 cup milk

Crush the ice in the blender first then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.  Ta-da!  Fresh fruit smoothie for a low cal and refreshing treat. 

If you too are blender-less, go get yo'self a pink blender at Target!  It'll be the best $18 you'll ever spend.  What's your favorite thing to make in the blender?  Is there anything I must try?  I'm going to make Crystal Light Margs next.
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26 comments:

  1. i have 2 blenders and i don't use either. maybe i should start.

    but since you have a nice new pink one. i'd like a frozen margarita handmade by you on august 12th.

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  2. Besides some yummy toddies, I like a good homemade milkshake. Yumm!

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  3. I am in need of a blender...Target here I come! Thanks :)

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  4. first, love the new blog design! it came out so so awesome! :-)

    i believe that anything pink has to be amazing. pink blender/iron/popcorn maker..why didnt you buy all three!

    ive bought a few things ONLY because of the color, which has bitten me in the butt when it later broke or something haha

    i wish i liked smoothies. i need to learn to love them!

    xoxox

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  5. Pink Blander = awesome. :-) I'm glad you got it, and smoothies are my favorite. I need to go make one.

    <3 you

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  6. Ohh I havent made a smoothie in forever.. I have banannas and strawberries.. may try it today! Thanks girl.

    Ps- what are you thinking about BB ? Its kind of a boring season so far !! But boy- I could hit Rachel over the head with a bat any minute now. She is awful!

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  7. LOVE the new blog design! LIKE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    I love all the pink appliances! I want!

    The smoothie looks delishhhhhh! YUMMMMMMM!

    I love the font too! Super cute! Is it on picnik?

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  8. Loving the new blog look and I'm so glad you got the blender, and put it to use already. Go you! Totally worth the purchase. :)

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  9. first of all your blog looks great! love the new design.

    second, i HAVE whats in your first picture and on our latest roadtrip I dont think I could have lived without it! one of my best purchases ever!

    third, loving the pink blender. wish the hubs would let me have a pink blender :( i guess Ill settle for a grey one .....

    [sweet life of a southern wife]

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  10. target is the best!
    and now with school going back in they have all those cute cooking things in cute colors;
    i looooooove it =]


    love the blog design also =]

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  11. Every time I pass that dang pink kitchen section I cringe...now that I have a man in the household (aka my husband) pink kitchen accessories don't fly. Boo.

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  12. during our move i through out our white blender and yay now i can go pick up a pink one! :) i also need a new iron and yes that pink one will be it.

    great post & the smoothie looks unreal!!!

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  13. Smoothies are my favorite no matter the time of year! While looking at the picture of the beautiful display I was thinking, "Good thing they don't have all of these in turquoise b/c I'd have to get them all." Then, I looked to the right-side of the picture. Sigh! I already have a blender... but it's not turquoise (my favorite color!)

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  14. You must try a green smoothie! Its exactly the ingredients you used except a cup or two of spinach! It comes out green but you absolutely cannot taste the spinach. It tastes like a fruit smoothie but you are getting your daily dose of greens, all in a delicious strawberry tasting smoothie :) I have one each and every day as soon as I wake up

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  15. Blog is lookin' good! And I love blenders, but I hate cleaning them lol.

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  16. Pink Blender = Amazing.

    Time to buy a pink toaster, coffee pot, and pots and pans now ;)

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  17. yum! i made a strawberry smoothie for breakfast today! love them!

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  18. p.s. pina coladas are a must in the blender!

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  19. You can add fresh spinach for sweetness too ... it doesn't taste like spinach, but it turns out green. Delish and gooood for you.

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  20. I promise you cant taste it. Check these posts out that I wrote about green smoothies:

    http://michelezader.blogspot.com/2011/07/peanut-butter-banana-smoothie.html

    and
    http://michelezader.blogspot.com/2011/05/smoothies-date-night.html

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  21. Love the pink blender! :)
    I pretty much use mine just for fruit smoothies.

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  22. A pink blender??? Say no more! I'm loving your new blog layout by the way! It's so cute : )

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  23. you totally should have found this pink blender 2 weeks ago...so i could have brought one to norway! who knows if they even have a black blender here, let alone a fun pink one. blah.

    and i loveeee smoothies! so i look forward to recipes from you haha (just in case i ever get a blender of course!)

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  24. ummmm.. going to target tomorrow to get all of those pink things.
    my boyfriend will hate me forever.


    happy teen mom day!!

    www.lifeasiknowit.blogger.com

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  25. Those pink appliance are so adorable! lol That pink blender is just so fitting :) Love the new blog design!

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