Sundays with Friends: Sparkling Smoothies with the sparkling young ladies of GurlBye

A couple Sundays ago I posted about a good friend of mine and her group, GurlBye. They sent me two recipes, and here is the second installment. If you didn’t have a chance to look at the Rhythm Roll post (which looked incredibly delicious, and I’m making tonight *smile*), you should. You can find the previous post by clicking here.

If you did miss it…here is what GurlBye is all about…

We are women on a mission to aid in the mental transformation of young girls from their days of Barbie dolls and dress up, to a whole new world of getting to know self. Our focus is on middle school aged girls, because for many of them this is the first time in their lives when they will actually take notice of changes in their environment. Middle school is a time when questions begin to require better answers than “Because I said so” and “That is just the way it is.” Our girls are growing up fast. Many of them are much more intelligent than what is shown in the Media. They are taking charge in front of and behind the scenes and realizing the importance of divine wisdom, love, trust, compassion, and reaching far beyond the limits the world sets for them. GurlBye encourages young women to put aside judgmental ways that could cause negativity and begin to embrace each human as an individual.

The young ladies of GurlBye got together and cooked for The Onyx Plate. Our meal consisted of Rhythm Rolls, Roasted Red Potatoes, and Fresh Spring Salad. We also sipped Sparkling Smoothies while we talked and prepared the food. The girls were delighted to cook as this was the first time preparing a meal for most of them.



  • Ice
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 bag of frozen fruit (mango, peach, pineapple)
  • 1 bottle of Ginger Ale
  • Plain Yogurt

Mix ice, 1 cup of yogurt, 2 cups of Ginger Ale, and 2 cups of frozen mixed fruit in blender. Serve chilled and garnish cups with strawberries.


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