Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Serves 1

1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond breeze)
4-6oz vanilla Greek yogurt (1 individual-sized container)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana (or a whole banana if you like your smoothies sweeter)
1/4 cup raw, uncooked oats
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup ice cubes

Add ingredients to blender in the order listed above then blend until very smooth, about 2 minutes.

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The Michelangelo (A Milkshake Masterpiece)


Yield: 2 8-ounce servings

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


For Almond Pralines:

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped almonds
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For Milkshakes:

  • 8 ounces vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) almond paste or high-quality marzipan
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 ounces praline candies
  • Whipped cream and coarsely chopped almonds, for garnish


  1. To make pralines, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter, sugar, brown sugar, and half-and-half and stir until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Add almonds. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 238ºF. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened, then drop by heaping teaspoons onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Pralines should settle into smooth mounds; if the syrup is too thin, stir a little longer. Let cool until set. Extra pralines will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  2. To prepare milkshakes, scoop ice cream into the canister of a blender. Add almond paste, pralines, and milk. Blend on medium-low speed until smooth. Add more milk as needed to acheive desired consistency. Divide among chilled glasses. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and chopped almonds, as desired.

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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie


  • 1 frozen ripe banana, previously peeled & sliced
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest, optional


Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender to break down the orange.

On high, blend the frozen banana chunks, vanilla, and orange juice together until thick, creamy, and smooth – about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add the yogurt, orange, and orange zest (if using). Blend until combined.

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  • 4 bottles Dry Rosé Wine, Chilled
  • 8 whole Peaches, Pitted And Diced
  • 2 cups Raspberries
  • 1 cup Strawberries, Hulled And Quartered
  • 1 bottle Sparkling Wine, Chilled
  •  Fresh Mint, For Garnish (optional)

Preparation Instructions

Combine the Rosé wine, peaches, raspberries, and strawberries in a large container or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.

Just before serving, pour in chilled sparkling wine and stir.

Serve in glasses with some of the fruit and garnish with fresh mint.

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8 ounces light sweet-and-sour mix
2 ounces light raspberry-pomegranate vodka (or your favorite flavored vodka)
2 ounces Malibu rum
grenadine, drizzled
raspberries for garnishing, optional
ice, optional


  1. To a large bowl or large glass, add the sweet-and-sour, vodka, Malibu, and stir to combine.
  2. Drizzle in the grenadine and leave unstirred for a gradient effect, or stir in for a pinky-peach uniform color.
  3. Optionally, garnish the punchbowl or each glass with raspberries.
  4. Add ice to glasses and serve; or go ice-less and serve in chilled martini glasses. Recipe is intended for those for whom alcohol use is legal and appropriate. Always drink responsibly.

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