What does everyone want when it is blazing hot and the sun is beating down on
you all day? I know, I know……….it’s something frozen and
sweet! We at Johnnie Farms try to make healthy frozen concoctions
for our family, after all we have a growing teenage son who is in the
Rodeo. He is hot and dirty most of the time after working with our
We try to purchase most of the items from the local market or our
friends. Fresh and local is the best way to go! It makes such a
difference in the quality and taste. And we know the farming practices
used so it is an added bonus. Want to know how your fresh local produce is
grown? Just ask the farmer when you come to the market, they will be glad
to share that information with you!
One of our favorite healthy treats involves yogurt and fresh fruit.
There are so many options, which do you choose? Popsicles?
Smoothies? Parfaits? Ahhh the choices. Let’s go with smoothies
for this recipe. It’s adaptable, so we can make the other items with just
a few modifications.
Fresh Fruit Smoothies
Add to blender:
2 cups of your favorite fruit or fruit mixture—washed and peeled if needed
(we use blue berries or a mix of banana’s and strawberries or peaches)
½ cup of orange juice or ¼ cup locally sourced honey (it is supposed to help
allergies in the spring and fall)
1 small container of vanilla or unflavored yogurt (or you can use the flavor
of the fruit you are using—blueberry yogurt)
½ cup of milk
1 cup of ice cubes
----Note---you can substitute 2 cups of frozen yogurt or ice cream for the
milk and ice cubes)
Blend on until thoroughly mixed. Immediately pour into glasses and
Freeze any leftovers in popsicle or ice cube trays for a fresh, healthy, cool
snack later in the day!