Dairy Berry Smoothie!

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Whew!  I am back home in Dallas after a weekend of fun and food in Tulsa at the Women’s Living Expo!  The weekend kicked off with a visit to my friends at Fox 23 on Great Day Green Country, where I prepared my Dairy Berry Smoothie.  In case you missed it, here’s a clip of the segment!  You’ll notice that I don’t like to use my blender on live television; you get the idea, you know how to press the button on the blender, and the noise is not music to anyone’s ears, so I avoid it if I can.  :-)  You’re welcome.

Valentine’s Day is this Friday!  How about starting your day by making this Dairy Berry Smoothie for your sweetheart?  That would be sweet, and delicious!  The recipe is easy to make, as you’ll see here:

http://www.fox23.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=492140

All weekend long I shared Dairylicious! recipes with my Tulsa peeps, and it was fabulous and fun to see all of those familiar, smiling faces!  Thanks to everyone who came out to the show, and shared some dairy fun with us!  Southwest Dairy Farmers and I want to remind you how important it is to get three servings of dairy every single day!  Have you had a glass of milk today?  What are you waiting for?  Go get an ice cold, refreshing glass of milk, and enjoy!  It’s quite possibly nature’s most perfect food, so drink up!

Coming up next week we’ll be sharing more Dairylicious! samples at the San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo Show!  I’ll be cooking up some goodies both Saturday and Sunday, and of course we will have recipes, tips, and lots of fun for everyone!  Check out the News and Events page to see where we’re taking our ‘Dairy’ fun show next!

Until we eat again, enjoy a Dairy Berry Smoothie with your sweetheart, and remember milk — a part of everything that’s good!

Kimberley

Dairylicious Smoothie!

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Smoothies are my favorite treat!  They are smooth, thus the name.

They are creamy, thus I like them.

They are healthy, thus we enjoy them frequently.  Thus.  Thus.  Thus.  It’s 2014 — who says ‘thus’?!   Forgive me!

One of my most requested smoothie recipes is my “Dairy-Berry Smoothie” which I share frequently with my audiences at fairs and festivals.

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of sharing samples of Dairy-Berry Smoothies with the lovely people of Dodge City, Kansas, at an event called KaleidEscape Kansas.  We shared recipes for salads, and dips, and smoothies, oh my!

While in Dodge City, I also saw tumbleweeds…and I got a real kick out of them!  It was rather windy, and we actually had to ‘dodge’ a few tumbleweeds along the busy streets of Dodge City.

Thus, the name Dodge City.  Maybe?  Okay, probably not.

The Dairy-Berry Smoothies were a big hit, as they always are!   Of course, quality control is vital to good service, so I sampled it, too.  Two.

Next week I’m packing up the blenders and heading north to Tulsa to make Dairy-Berry Smoothies for all of my friends at the Tulsa Women’s Living Expo.  But first….I’m making them for my friends at Fox23 Thursday morning on Great Day Green Country!  Set your DVR’s, Tulsa, for 10:00 a.m. on Fox23!

For some reason I have a feeling my blender will be in overdrive for the next month!  My demo schedule is packed, and for that I am thankful!  Check out the ‘News and Events’ page to see where my Smoothies will travel to next!

Until then, here’s the recipe, THUS you can enjoy the smoothies, too!  Happy sippin’!

I will officially now retire the word ‘thus’ from all future blog posts.  Officially!

Dairy-Berry Smoothie

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Super Easy!
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Ingredients:

1 (6 ounce) container low-fat strawberry banana yogurt

1 medium banana, sliced

2 cups frozen strawberries

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

In a blender, puree all ingredients well.  Enjoy!

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Recipes for Life, in a nutshell. :-)

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Did someone wave their magic wand? Suddenly the year is 2014 — can you believe it?! My Mama always told me that the older you get, the faster time goes, and yet again….Mama was right!

Zip! Zoom!

Dash! Flash!

There went 2013, right out the door! And to 2013 all together we say….buh-bye!

Hip-Hip-Hooooray! Yippeeeee!! Yeee-haw! Can I get an Amen?

Have to admit, I’m happy to see it go.

Happy as a little lark.  This is me, being happy.

Kitchen Kimberley

Kitchen Kimberley

Happy as a fork-full of turtle cheesecake drizzled in caramel sauce.

Happy as a teenage girl with a steaming bowl full of Ramen Noodles just after getting her braces tightened. (Flash back from 1986, sorry!)

Happy as the Geico Camel on a Wednesday. Yes, that was original, I know. Will that ever go away?   That is brilliant advertising!

Fact of the matter is, the new year always brings with it not only a satisfying sense of fresh energy but also a perfectly clean slate with which to begin what we expect will be our very best year yet. There’s something very special about that fresh start we call ‘January’. February doesn’t hold a candle to it. Nope, not even close. Why?

Exhilaration!

Expectation!

Celebration!

They envelop us all precisely at the stroke of midnight on January 1 and bring out new feelings of hope for our future!

We’re all making resolutions to be better human beings by making ourselves fit, trim, and healthy. Good things! Some of us vow to eat right and exercise, and others vow to work less and play more. Personally, this year I am striving for a balance of those, and an overall sense of getting the most out of each and every day.

Like you and many others, I am looking forward to what this year will bring!

First, it is bringing this new Blog! Happy New Year! Happy New Blog!

Recipes for Life. A play on words, which is nothing new for me. Our amazing English language is full of ways to express a play on words, and I always love discovering new ones. Sometimes a play on words will stick in my head until I do something with it, so here I am…doing something with it! Yep, I am creating a blog out of my play on words. I hope you like it. No, I hope you love it. And I hope you tell your friends. No, tell everyone you know. Tell strangers. Tell people at the grocery store. Ahem…sorry…got carried away there for a moment. I’m okay now. I am just a little excited (that New Year thing again). Can you tell?

Recipes for Life. The ones you keep forever, and make repeatedly.  And pass along to friends to keep forever and make repeatedly.  And take to church socials, and monthly birthday celebrations at the office, and so on, and on, and on.

Recipes for Life. It allows me to expand my horizons (wait for it…) beyond the kitchen!

It allows me to share my ‘recipes’ for living every day to the fullest!  From providing a comfy and cozy ‘guest nest’ in your home, to crafting your own decor, to planning the perfect picnic in the spring.

Of course, the primary focus of all things “Kitchen Kimberley” will be food related, but Recipes for Life will also feature decorating, crafting, and living your best…You!

There you have it, friends.  In a nutshell, I, Kitchen Kimberley, vow to share with you only my very best…Recipes for Life.   That’s right, only the best for you!

So with this first official post of 2014, I am pleased to share with you a fabulous recipe for the New Year! Unfortunately, the author is unknown, but wherever he or she may be, I am grateful for these words of wisdom, and happy to share them with you, dear reader.

Be inspired!

Recipe for a Happy New Year

To leave the old with a burst of song

To recall the right and forgive the wrong;

To forget the thing that binds you fast

To the vain regrets of the year that’s past;

To have the strength to let go your hold

Of the not worthwhile of the days grown old,

To dare to go forth with a purpose true,

To the unknown task of the year that’s new;

To help your brother along the road

To do his work and lift his load;

To add your gift to the world’s good cheer,

Is to have and to give a Happy New Year.

Happy New Year, friends!

Until we eat again…happy cooking!  Oh, and please enjoy my Recipes for Life!

-Kitchen Kimberley