Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tri-Color Patriotic Fruit Cooler Recipe

Make a cool summery treat for your kids that's so tasty they'll think they're getting dessert but you'll smile knowing they are getting lots of good-for-them vitamins and minerals from the fruits they are eating.

To make clean up easier, I blended each color's ingredients in their own mason jar using this technique and only needed to rinse the blade mechanism quickly between batches.


  • 1 cup Frozen Strawberries*
  • 1 Banana
  • 3/4 cup Frozen blueberries*
  • 1/2 cup Milk* or milk alternative of choice (I used unsweetened coconut milk)
  • Ice
  • Sugar* or favorite natural sweetener if desired
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing organic options for these ingredients to avoid persistent pesticides, antibiotics and GMOs.

Yield: 2 servings


Step 1: Set up jars
Using one quart size jar for each color, fill jars with the ingredients as follows:
Red Jar: strawberries, 1/2 cup water, sweetener if desired
White Jar: banana broken into chunks, milk, 3-4 ice cubes
Blue Jar: blueberries, 1/2 cup water, sweetener if desired

Step 2: Blend
To avoid color contamination, blend the contents of the white jar first, then red, then blue using this technique. Add ice as needed to make mixture thick and creamy.

Step 3: Serve
To layer mixtures in serving glasses, add a base layer of red mix. Tip glass to the side and slowly pour white mix on top. Keep glass tipped and slowly pour blue mix on top. Add a straw and enjoy!

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