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Jillee’s Skinny Smoothie

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skinny smoothieI am a little late this year making my New Year’s resolution to lose weight.

Right after Christmas, I didn’t need a resolution because I had an important speaking presentation coming up at the end of January and I was doing very good with my diet. The upcoming public appearance was a HUGE motivator! Problem is, right after the conference was over, and the motivation was gone, I completely fell off the healthy-eating wagon.

So this month, I am TRYING to do better. Since I love frozen fruit (see my Pinterest board if you need proof) and I love raspberry lemonade, I came up with a “smoothie” that is perfect for satisfying my frozen-sweets cravings—but without all the calories.

I call it my Skinny Smoothie, although I guess technically it’s more like a creamy lemonade. (I bet this is the first time you’ve heard that sort of recipe description before…) A creamy lemonade just sounds weird though, so I’m going to stick with Skinny Smoothie. :-)

Jillee’s Skinny Raspberry-Lemonade Smoothie

  • 1 small pkg frozen raspberries (approximately 2 c)
  • 1 c prepared Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade (made according to package directions)

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Add frozen raspberries to your Blendtec blender (either the FourSide or WildSide jar)…

 

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…and pour in 1 cup of prepared Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade.

 

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Secure lid and select the “Smoothie” cycle.

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Pour into pretty glasses. (This is not optional—it’s very important to the overall success of this recipe.) Then, sip with a straw. (The straw IS optional, because some people are sippers and some people are suckers! Wait…that didn’t sound right.)

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This is a refreshing, satisfying, SKINNY smoothie for any time of year…especially if you’re getting spring fever (like I am!) and anticipating bathing suit weather. Come on summertime!!

 

7 thoughts on “Jillee’s Skinny Smoothie

  1. Sandi

    This is beautiful! I do wonder though, can it be adjusted to those of us with a level of dislike bordering on HATE for raspberries?

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  2. Kathy

    I love the very smooth texture of your smoothie so I went web searching for the Blendtec….wowza….that thing is the Lamborghini of blenders! Guess I’ll never own one at that price! Thanks for the “recipe” though!

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    1. Lin

      Trust me when I say ‘the price justifies the product’. This machine is incredible. I had a relatively good blender and tried to make cashew cheese. It was always a little gritty. Not any more. It is creamy, fluffy, so unbelievably scrumptious that I have served with high praise. Spend the money! Don’t leave it to the kids! Enjoy it yourself!

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  3. Betsy

    WOW! This is zero Weight Watchers points, so if you are doing that program, this is a great way to get a snack and satisfy the “sweet tooth” without adding calories!

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    1. Kelli Farley

      Hi Kathy,
      Yes you want to use liquid when making smoothies. This recipe calls for 1 cup of prepared Crystal Light to go along with the raspberries, which should prevent any problems.

      Reply

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