In the Kitchen

sour punch with a straw

Remember sour punch straws?

sour punch straws

Those were are one of my favorite candies.

And if you’re like me, now your mouth is twisting at the thought of the sugary sour goodness.

Anyyyyways, when I was cooking up our fiesta-de-mayo on Monday, I decided to make a sour treat to go along with it!

cinco de mayo | Atwell Adventures

After searching online for a few minutes for a recipe, most of them either had lots of sugar added {I prefer tart over sweet}, so I decided to just play around.

And you can’t really go wrong with fruits, can you? I had limes and clementines on hand, so I all I had to pick up were some strawberries at the market.

I squeezed six or seven small clementines oranges and a lime, and then added there juices to a 1/2 pint of strawberries and ice in my blender.

To make our glasses a little more festive, I wet the rim with lime juice and dipped them in a sugar/lime zest mix.

By the end of dinner, we had drank most of this sour punch, and what wasn’t finished off was gone about an hour later.

sour punch | Atwell Adventures

Good thing I didn’t add that extra sugar, right? 😉

Do you have any fruit combinations that you like to mix up?

In the Kitchen

mixing it up – green smoothie

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I FINALLY used my Vitamix in January.

After having it for 3 months and being scared of the clean up process I took the plunge.

And you know what? It’s a BREEZE to clean up. Seriously. I’ve wasted months of not using this!

So to makeup for lost time, I told G that February was going to be my month of experimenting with my new BFF.

So far in January and February, I’ve made soup, peanut butter, and two smoothies – one of which I will tell you about today!

For my green smoothie {currently my favorite} I use the following recipe:

  • few slices of frozen peaches {they act as my “ice”}
  • an apple {cut into quarters}
  • an orange {peeled and cut into quarters}
  • a half of a banana
  • 1-2 cups of spinach
  • 10 ounces of cold water

green smoothie ingredients | Atwell Adventures

And when I finish mixing it all together in my best friend Vitamix, I’m left with about 32 ounces of this green beauty.  It’s thicker than a juice, but the smoothest smoothie.

green smoothie | Atwell Adventures

Do you have a favorite Vitamix recipe?  I’ve got lots of things on my list to try!