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By Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine

Packed full of sweet flavors, these smoothies offer pure refreshment and a healthful boost of vitamins. Try them for an easy breakfast or as a great afternoon treat. You can’t go wrong with smoothies like these!


Makes about 4 servings

3 cups peeled and cubed honeydew melon
1 cup chopped unpeeled English cucumber
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 cups ice cubes
Garnish: sliced cucumber, fresh mint leaves

In the container of a blender, combine melon, cucumber, honey, mint, and lime juice; process until well blended. Add ice cubes, and process until smooth. Garnish each serving with cucumber and mint, if desired. Serve immediately.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

2 (10-ounce) packages frozen sliced strawberries
1 (11.3-ounce) can strawberry-banana nectar
1 large ripe banana
1 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt
1 cup 1% low-fat milk

In the container of a blender, combine strawberries, nectar, banana, yogurt, and milk. Process until smooth.


Makes about 6 servings

1 (16-ounce) package frozen strawberries, mangoes, and peaches
1 (11.3-ounce) can guava nectar
Garnish: fresh strawberries

In the container of a blender, combine frozen fruit and guava nectar; process until smooth. Garnish each serving with a fresh strawberry, if desired. Serve immediately.

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God know!!! Hang in there!!!

By Maria Sikora on September 17, 2013


Paula, I am so sorry for what you are going through right now it must be terrible for you to have your network turn on you just like that. I think you are great and watch your shows over and over again. What is this world coming too I don't know. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Ellen Currier

By Ellen Currier on June 27, 2013


Love Love Love you Paula. We've all done things we regret. You will be fine. Keep the food commin y'all ♡♡♡

By Marsha Cox on June 26, 2013


Paula, I have a question and it is this. If I would make one of the bigger batches of smoothies that would make 6-8 servings would it be ok to freeze the extra in small containers? Thank you Nancy H. from wisconsin

By Nancy H. on April 05, 2013


Hey Paula just saw the cutest thing for an April Fool breakfast, I bet jack would get a chuckle and maybe even grown up. Take yogurt and that is the egg white part of fried egg, turn a peach half upside down and that is your yoke. the toast is pound cake slices with jam and the oj in a glass is really jello with a straw stuck in it. So adorable and cute fun Rosie in Ct. P.s. the other day I saw Sandra Lee take a funnel and showed out to use it to seperate your yolk from the wegg white, Smart, really smart.

By Herdman on April 05, 2013


U people keep asking for Diabetic cookbooks, there are hundreds out there and i have yet to find just one that is worth purchasing. If u are lucky there are a few good sallid and some desserts that are passable. All u have to do is use a bit of smarts and u can come up with receipes that far exceed any in those books. Smoothee's are great when u have exhausted all the other breakfast same -old -same old. Hey this is for Bobby -did u have to move to New york to find pretty girls to bring on as guests. never see your so-called girlfriend as a guest. Seems like u did better by moving to N.York. And when are we going to see Jamie;s old show again. Sure could get rid of some of Dine, Drives and Dinners with Guy and find a spot for Jamie, Sure would be a lot more enjoyable. FoodNetwork is beginning to slack behind and get downright boring come Frieday, for sure. Thank goodness we get u Paula the rest of the time.

By R. Herdman on April 05, 2013


Hi Paula, I watched your show today with Ree Drummond and I love the cast iron pans you were using. It looked like a saute pan vs the regular cast iron frying pan. Can you tell me where I can purchase some? I have looked on Lodge pan website and they weren't showing them. Thank you so much. I love you and your show. Maryellen

By Maryellen Davey on March 30, 2013


Yummy smoothies.

By Me on March 11, 2013


Going to try some of these!

By Elsie Hodges on March 09, 2013


I love smoothies and these recipes look good. Can't wait to try them. I love to get different smoothies recipes to try. I'm always trying to find new recipes. Thanks Paula for submitting these for everyone to try. I love all your recipes. I have almost all of your different cookbooks and just picked up the newest Ccooking With Paula Deen magazine.

By Valerie Hart on March 08, 2013


I don't know how I got on your facebook but I Love the recipe's! I also am diabetic and would like to see you put more of these kinds of recipes on.

By Louise Durrenberg on March 08, 2013


Love you and your cooking show! You look beautiful!

By Anonymous on March 08, 2013


I just love Paula Deens cooking show and can certainly identifiy with being diabetic can't wait to see the lighter side of cooking girlfriend

By Nancy Villegas on March 08, 2013


Paula, love all your dishes When will you come out with a Diabetes cookbook? Would be wonderful if you would. grin

By Linda Rickard on March 08, 2013

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
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I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
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