Living Poolside

Kids Summer Fun Series Week # 7: Oodles of Noodles & Smoothies

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Sat, Aug 10, 2013

Pool Noodle Fun

Noodle Fun

When we were looking for pool noodle game and craft ideas, we came across SO many and several of our favorites can be found  on this Pinterest Pool Noodle Fun Board

It is worth clicking thru and we guarantee the photos will

1) bring a smile to your face

&

2) light a spark of creativity for your next swimming pool noodle project!

 

This week, in addition to suggesting oodles of fun with noodles (thanks to the Pinterest link above) we'd also like to share a favorite summer snack staple...the Smoothie :)

Smoothies

Playing in the pool can work up quite a thirst. Smoothies are a wonderful, nutritious alternative to sodas and fruit juices. They provide a ton of nutrients and are satisfyingly refreshing on a hot day.

Making smoothies is a very easy process. A basic smoothie recipe calls for:

  •  a serving of fruit such as blueberries, peaches, bananas or strawberries

  • and any kind of liquid as a base; water, milk, juice and yogurt all work well.

To save time, freeze pre-measured servings of fruit so you can just toss them into the blender.

It's better to serve smoothies immediately, but you can make a big pitcher and keep refrigerated for a few hours just remember to stir before your pour. 

One of our favorite combinations:

Smoothie :)
1 cup orange juice

1/4 cup blueberries

1 cup strawberries

2 cups ice cubes

Put everything in the blender & pulse till smooth – DELISH!

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