Tuesday, June 14, 2011

125 Best Blender Recipes Magazine Review

125 Best Blender Recipes, a special 116-page bookazine filled with quick and easy ideas for hot weather staples, from fresh smoothies and shakes to cool and creamy desserts to blended cocktails, all from the editors of Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Country Living. The summer will be a lot cooler with recipes for refreshing smoothies like the Blueberry Blast (pg 19), cocktails including the Miami Mojito (pg. 29) and Mango Margarita (pg. 23), and desserts like Watermelon Granita (pg. 94).
Now on newsstands nationwide and put out by Hearst magazines, 125 Best Blender Recipes is $9.99 each.

Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade
slightly adapted by Redbook

1 (6-pound) seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch chunks (8 cups)
1 can(s) (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate
1 can(s) (12 ounces) pink lemonade concentrate
Chilled seltzer water
Lime slices, for garnish

Puree watermelon, in batches, in blender until smooth. Pour through a sieve and container to catch the seeds, discard seeds. Pour into a 2-quart pitcher. Stir in lemonade concentrates until completely melted. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
When ready to serve, fill 10-ounce glasses with ice cubes and 1/2 cup of the watermelon mixture; top with seltzer water and garnish with lime slices.

For my review, I just couldn't decide what to make, so I have pages marked to make throughout summer. I did decide on a nice refreshing drink for the kids and I Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade. What a treat to have for our first day of Summer. I bought a big seedless watermelon (they aren't really seedless.) and used half since I only needed 6 lbs. You've got to have extra to eat too. As I was blending the watermelon, my oldest come out of her room and could smell it all the way through the house.

It's such an easy recipe, but it needs chill time (oops I didn't read the directions before hand) and I think it's so the watermelon will sweeten the lemonades. My kids thought it was a little sour, see photo hahaha. But my oldest and I liked it.
This 125 Best Blender Recipes magazine is full of recipes, lots of drinks and smoothies, dressings, sauces, soups desserts and breakfast too. Take a peek here.

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*Disclosure* I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about 125 Best Blender Recipes . The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co.

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2 Lovely Comments:

karenmed409 said...

these look good!! the kids are always making drinks in the blender..have to check our library for this book and look for more recipes..
Thanks for the review

jen said...

love this! but then i love every drink with a hit of Seltzer... one of my favs?
Iced tea spritzer... made with hibiscus tea, a bit of honey and a splash of seltzer.. yum!

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