Friday, August 14, 2015

Hot Days, Frozen Drinks



The dog days of August have arrived after a pretty mild summer here in Michigan. When it's hot like this, my appetite slows down and smoothies become a mainstay for breakfast, lunch and even sometimes a treat during the afternoon. I'm always looking for a new twist to my usual recipe with fruit and yogurt and I have both an old and new one to share today.



Yesterday I put together this Skinny Apple Pie Smoothie that really does taste like a delicious slice of pie. It's icy rather than creamy and really quick to put together. I like that it is made with applesauce; something that I always have on hand for a quick snack when my blood sugar is too low. To make: put 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup lowfat milk and 1 1/2 cup ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.



Today, when I crave a little chocolate in the afternoon, I will be making this Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate. It's the perfect treat on a hot day; creamy, chocolate, frozen goodness in a cup. It's not as decadent as the frozen hot chocolate I enjoyed at Serendipity in NYC the last time I was there, but it's close and doesn't come with any guilt.

Have a wonderful weekend - I'm going to be at the pool!



  1. Mmmm....that frozen hot chocolate smoothie looks yummy! I must try!

  2. They both sound cool and delicious.
    Thanks for the Frosty Ideas!

  3. YUM! I will be trying these, especially the chocolate one:) Enjoy your evening dear Vicki, HUGS!

  4. Wow, that sounds really good and I think I'll have to try it. Sounds like it would be refreshing in this horrible heat!

  5. I wish I could say the hot days of August have arrived.... same old Scottish weather for most of the days. Your smoothie sounds delicious, I do very much enjoy the flavour combination of apple and cinnamon.


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