2/27/13

4-40 Strawberry Slush

Granizada de Fresa 4-40

Hola Amigos, happy National Strawberry Day! I love strawberries..even when I was back in my hometown, we have a province, Chiriqui with enough altitude and mild climate for strawberries to grow and thrive! They grow juicy, sweet and big...must be all that volcanic ashes enriched soil...but that is another story!

I was planning on posting a cute little DIY kid friendly project we've been working on, but as always my friend "the snow" and his buddies "the clouds" got in the way of my picture taken time and there was no way I would've been able to show you my little one's hard work. What brings me back to National Strawberry Day and my post today!

I called it 4-40 Strawberry Slush or Granizada, my homage to the standard tuning pitch (yes, I'm a musical geek lol) but also because by mixing 4 ingredients for a total of 40 ounces you get perfect harmony of taste and color!
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4-40 Strawberry Slush

 8 oz Vanilla Yogurt Frozen 
8 oz Coconut Milk Frozen
8 oz Strawberries Frozen
16 oz Apricot Nectar


Remember, the key to the Ultimate Slush is if at least 75% of all your ingredients are frozen at the time you put them in the blender. You can always thin a slush but you can't thicken it without adding ice and then changing the flavor.


Did You count? 4 ingredients 40 ounces total! Put everything on  blender, and blend everything in high until there are no little chunks of strawberries visible. Serve and Enjoy!

Listo

 Well that was fast and easy right?...and oh so tasty!

A strawberry drink tastes good and looks good no matter the weather.
I choice of textures when it comes to slushies varies depending on how much time I have...in hurry, give me something cold and sweet to take on the go. Plenty of time, give me a spoon so I can scoop the sweet goodness out and enjoy every bite!



Thank You for joining me this afternoon my friends to celebrate National Strawberry Day! Hope you get to enjoy my 4-40 Strawberry Icee today and on the summer days to come!

Besitos,
Lizy

Celebrating National Strawberry Day at this Fabulous Parties:
Townsend House
French Country Cottage
From My Front Porch to Yours

28 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely beautiful, not to mention delicious!

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    1. Thanks Lesa! and thank you for visiting!

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  2. This sounds delicious... and You know that I am licking the screen again.

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    1. Marlys you crack me up! we should meet on the Ambassador Bridge and have fun in the casinos...you pic your side!

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  3. Looks and sounds like it would be so yummy and refreshing on a hot day!

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  4. Look at those big, juicy strawberries! We just bought a batch for our 'fridge and this looks delicious!

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  5. Wow! This looks so refreshing! :)

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  6. I need to show this to my husband... he is the king of slush making! Looks tasty!

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  7. Oh those strawberries! How I need some! Could definitely veganise this one. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank You Kirsty! and thank you for your visit!

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  8. These look so great. I would have never thought to use the nectar. Very clever!

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  9. Awesome! Red drink to go with the blue pasta. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend! Linda

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    1. Thank You Linda! Have and awesome weekend too!

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  10. This looks so yummy! My family and I have been doing a lot of cooking and drinking with coconut milk. I have actually lost 6lb when I started using the vanilla flavored for my coffee instead of creamer or (cows)milk. I will also have to try to find the smurf pasta. What a fun and pretty meal! I am your newest follower. I found you on Our Everyday Harvest Blog Hop. I would love to have you check out my blog about homemade household items to stay on budget and all about my Homeschooling Adventure http://slsshannybug.blogspot.com/

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  11. How perfect this makes me want spring to get here really fast! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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    1. Thank You Chandra! Always a pleasure to be at your party!

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  12. Looks so refreshing Lizbeth! Thanks for sharing again this week at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  13. I wouldn't have thought to put Apricot Nectar in a strawberry slush so I'm really glad you shared this link @The Weekend re-Treat!

    I'll definitely have to try this!

    Hope you have a fantastic rest of your week :)

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  14. Hi, Lizbeth! This is my first visit to your blog via Jessica's blog party. You just shared the #1 tip of the summer for me: At least 75% of the ingredients being blended need to be frozen. I had no idea!!! THAT'S the secret!!!!! I always have trouble making frozen pina coladas or maragaritas, THAT'S why!!! Mine have always been so runny, but now I know what I have to do to make them work!!! THANK YOU a million times over! I'm 54 years old...you would think I would know something like that! :-) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Alycia! I'm so happy I was able to help you. Yes, this tip is so true! it was passed to me by my mom, see we come from a tropical country where everything melts as fast as the speed of light sort of speak and we had the same problem..but if most of your ingredients are frozen at the time of processing you have a thick but not lumpy drink to enjoy! No need for fancy equipment, good old blender and keep it frozen! Thank You so much for stopping by and visiting!

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    2. Alycia, maybe you just needed to keep practicing making more pina coladas and margaritas! What a sacrifice!

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  15. I can't wait until strawberries are in season here. This sure looks yummy.
    Thanks for linking up at my Real Family Fun link party.
    KC

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  16. This looks wonderful, Lizy! I've never tried with coconut milk...can't wait to make this one for the family. Thanks for sharing at A Humble Creation!

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    1. Your slush was featured this week at A New Creation party! Thanks!

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  17. How perfect for a hot summer day! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes. I hope you'll return next weekend when we feature lemon recipes. Pinned!

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  18. This looks so delicious! I love that you used both strawberries and apricot nectar. I'll have to keep this in mind for this summer :)

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