North Pole Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

 

1 package (10 ounces) frozen strawberries in syrup, partially thawed and undrained

1/4 cup water

2 cups vanilla frozen yogurt

2 tablespoons vanilla reduced-fat yogurt

1 strawberry-flavored or peppermint candy cane, about 6 inches long, finely crushed

Green decorating gel

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

1. Place strawberries and water in blender. Cover and blend on medium-high speed until slushy. Blend on medium speed until smooth. Transfer to 2-cup measure.

 

2. Wash and dry blender. Place frozen yogurt and reduced-fat yogurt in blender. Cover and blend on medium speed until smooth.

 

3. Place crushed candy cane on small plate. Pipe decorating gel around rim of two 12-ounce glasses. Dip rims into crushed candy.

 

4. Carefully pour yogurt mixture and strawberries at the same time into glasses, creating a half-and-half design. Serve with large drinking straws if desired.

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Taken on December 5, 2010