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Healthy Smoothie Recipe using Frozen Fruit Bars

Alexandra Williams, MA

This is a sponsored post for Socialstars by Crowdtap showcasing my super-delicious smoothie using Outshine frozen fruit bars. All opinions, sips, and resultant good health are mine!

ingredients for Outshine Frozen fruit bar smoothie

These yummy ingredients are calling to you. “Blend me. No, blend me.”

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for new, tasty and healthful ingredients to add to my morning smoothies, especially now that I’m trying to lose a mean ol’ menopausal ten pound weight gain. Grrr.

When I was invited to create a recipe using either the strawberry or coconut Outshine frozen fruit bars, I hesitated for ooooh, 3 seconds before raising my hand to volunteer a strawberry smoothie recipe. I even spent lots of time learning how to take and send photos using my new tablet so that I’d have pretty pictures to share.

The recipe is pretty complex simple, so you might have to spend a few years at a cooking school seconds staring into your fridge before attempting to create what I’ve dubbed the “Red, White & Bluethie.” Feel free to print out scribble on a post-it note the recipe.

 

 

Red, White & Blue Smoothie Bluethie

fruit for Outshine frozen fruit bar smoothie

“If fruit be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare (sort of)

Strawberry Outshine frozen fruit bar

You can shine both out and in!

One fruit bar (be smart; remove the stick)
1/2 cup Blueberries
1/2 cup Strawberries
2 Tbsp Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp Flax
1/2 cup Almond milk
Squeeze of lime

You will now be amazed bored by my mad cooking skills as I describe the mixing instructions:

Put ingredients into blender or juicer. Push Blend (my blender actually says, “Smoothie”). Pour. Drink. Gain Super Powers and Strength (maybe not the latter).

Outshine frozen fruit bar finished smoothie

Drink this smoothie and you’ll be transported to York, England. Or not.

You don’t need ice cubes, as you have the frozen fruit bar. Every morning I bring my smoothie and hot chai into the car with me, as I drink them on the way to teaching. When my older son drives with me, he likes to hold the cold smoothie for me on the hot days. On the cold days, he holds my chai. And no matter whether it’s hot or cold, he hates to hold my bagel.

Bonus: If you usually use ice cubes, you need a special blender. I know this because I broke the blender blade. Now I have a magical blender with an ice-crushing blade. With the fruit bars, you do not have to think about these important, yet destructive, details.

P.S. Drinking the Red, White and Bluethie will make you more patriotic, happy, healthy, full of Outshiny goodness.

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About Fun and Fit

Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

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16 Responses to Healthy Smoothie Recipe using Frozen Fruit Bars

  1. Evelyn February 4, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    Looks pretty yummy! That is clever to add the Outshine frozen fruit bar. You are giving me some smoothie ideas. :)

    Your photos are nice using your new tablet. I’d say, you have a pretty good tablet.

    Take care,

    Evelyn
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  2. Jody - Fit at 56 February 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    HELLO – yum & easy – perfect!!!!!!! Your son cracks me up but I might do the same thing! :)
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  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities February 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    GENIUS! Those FROZEN FRUIT BARS need more of a purpose in life than just sitting in the freezer getting frost bitten and jealous of the actual GOOD ICE CREAM that gets all the attention!
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    • AlexandraFunFit February 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

      hahahaha. True, though I’m always happy to eat some Americone Dream by Ben & Jerry’s. I also keep French Vanilla by Dreyer’s in the freezer. Maybe I should put some broken up fruit bar pieces onto the French Vanilla and call it a day!
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  4. Lindsay @ Fit & Awesome February 4, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    Yum! I use the frozen Acai packets or frozen fruit chunks as subsitutes for ice in my smoothies. Those fruit bars look good. What’s in them?
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  5. Bharat February 5, 2014 at 4:27 am #

    I love smoothies so much, and this looks so delicious. I just can’t wait to have one for me. :) Strawberry is my favorite fruit and strawberry smoothie I just can’t miss.
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    • AlexandraFunFit February 11, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

      I’m not normally a strawberry smoothie person because of the seeds, but this one tasted quite good. I surprised myself!
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  6. Chris February 5, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    Fruit bars!!?? NICE! I will have to do this…. *schemes to buy Mexican paletas* Muahahaha!
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  7. Bibi@LATeethWhitening February 5, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    Looks so good, will have to try and make this myself. Thanks for the lovely pictures, sure are inspirational:))

  8. Jennifer February 5, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    Yum! I’ll have to try this recipe one of these days. My daughter loves berries & would probably love to try this berry-licious drink!
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    • AlexandraFunFit February 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

      I think you’d be happy for your daughter to try this, as it has so many healthy ingredients. My teen boys will drink smoothies, so I try to add all kinds of good stuff (flax, yogurt, spirulina). So far they haven’t complained (or noticed).
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