Not sure what else to call them. So if you have a better name feel free to tell me.
I always always totally wing it with my smoothies, my more mathematically minded lad likes to measure.
Therefore some aspects of this dual project are measured and others are not.
Take your blender, get it all set up.
Today we did frozen mango (two good handfuls), fresh blueberries (one full handful) and one very ripe banana. We’ve done strawberries, kiwi, melon, currants, EXTREMELY ripe gooseberries (just the pulp), pineapple etc in the past. We’ve even done jam smoothies but that takes taste testing so you don’t double up on the sugars too much.
Two scoops of protein powder as that helps the smoothie hold you over longer.
Two scoops splenda
Yogurt.. today we used vanilla greek yogurt (yummy yogurt if you haven’t tried it before).
Milk 2 cups.
Let it all blend together for longer than you think necessary. In our blender that will make the smoothie extra thick. Have one glass each for lunch.
Then take four cups (we used styrofoam ones we had leftover from a b-day party).
Fill them full up to the top. If you used the same amount we did, this will fill them so full you’ll have to skim some off the top). Plunk in a Popsicle stick. Put in freezer and let them sit until frozen. By the by… four hours in our freezer was not quite long enough. “it’s like slightly weird ice cream mom!” (as he scooped up the bottom half with a spoon).
BUT it did give us the idea of making ice cream with the leftovers next time, and maybe making them smaller to sell at a yard sale sometimes.
Anyways, when they are frozen solid, you can easily peel the styrofoam cup off.