Smoothie Recipes

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    Does anyone here make any smoothies for breakfast or a snack? I'd like to get the habit of making them again since they can be healthy.

    What kinds of fruits, yogurts, and drinks do like to combine? :)
    If you know the amounts, that'd be great to have too!


    I look forward to seeing responses, thank you!
     
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  3. TeacherSandra

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    I do (am raising my hand here!) :haha:

    I fill my blender to the 2 l/2 - 3 cup mark; add a handful of frozen blackberries and about 3-4 ice cubes. Use "grind" on the blender til pretty smooth. Then, I add whatever yogurt (individual serving size) I have in the fridge and blend.

    My son and I LOVE this and can't get enough....Mmmmm!
     
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    We make smoothies all the time.

    My goal is to make as much fruit get in the smoothie as possible-so no ice cubes.

    We feed lots of people so make a lot at one time. We fill the whole blender (but you could just use a handful or two) with frozen berries from the big box store (Costco here). Sometimes we can even get organic.

    Add enough milk (we use soy) to cover the berries.

    Add a bannana or cream of coconut if you desire.

    blend.


    We also make one with orange and [pineapple

    That one is two small cans of mandairin oranges
    One can of pineapple
    milk to cover or juice from cans
    cream of coconut or bananna
    blend.
     
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    I love smoothies. I use an apple with the peeling (that's where all the antioxidants and vitamins are), an orange, banana, low fat yogurt, blueberries, and ice cubes. It makes a lot. I drink part of it for breakfast and save the remainder for a mid-morning snack. If I have other fruit on hand, I'll throw that in too.

    I also make a vegetable blend with bell peppers & V-8 juice (low sodium).
     
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    I have a mini-blender that makes one large serving. I fill it more than halfway with frozen fruit (strawberries, mango, raspberries, banana). I add one small container of Source yougurt and a splash of soy milk. I blend it all up, adding a bit more soy milk or orange juice to thin it if needed.

    Mmmm, thanks for starting this thread; I think I'll have a smoothie for breakfast tomorrow.
     
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    You're welcome! My doctor was reminding me this morning that smoothies are an easy way to get a lot of fruit and protein in one serving.
     
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    Wake & Shake (makes 3 cups)
    - 1 C milk
    -1/3 C yogurt
    -1/4 C fozen blueberries
    -1/4 frozen strawberries
    -1/2 banana
    -1 tbsp ground flax

    Berry Pineapple Fiesta (makes 4 cups)
    - 1 C milk
    - 3/4 C Vanilla yogurt
    - 1 C strawberries
    - 1/2 C pineapple

    Honey Monkey (makes 1.5 cups)
    - 1 C milk
    - 1 banana
    - 1 tbsp honey
    - cinnamon or nutmeg
     
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    My favorite is made with soy milk, chocolate protein powder, 1-2 large spoonfuls of peanut butter and ice cubes. Sometimes I add a couple of spoonfuls of vanilla or plain yogurt too. If you don't use protein powder, you could add some chocolate syrup.
     
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    what type of blenders does everyone use? i have a magic bullet...but haven't used it much
     
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    We go through a lot of blenders here-my kids love them. Right now we have a Hamilton Beach with metal blades and a smoothie/ice crush whole speed setting.
     
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    1 x Frozen Banana
    1 x Cup Frozen Mixed Berries
    1 x Cup of Milk.
    1 x Tub of Mixed Berry Yoghurt (or vanilla)

    and blend.

    Or if you dislike Milk.

    1 x Banana
    1 x Cup of Orange Juice
    Ice Blocks and Mix!
     
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    I'm dying to try soy milk. Never have...I'm not a milk glass drinker anyhow, but it really bothers my stomach when I have milk products (ice cream, milk in cereal, etc...).
    What does soy milk taste like??
     
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    It's gross.

    It's very grainy and has a "like it or hate it" flavour. Although, Soy Chocolate Milk isn't too bad.

    Some people can't drink ordinary milk though so they turn to Soy or rice.
     
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    I really dislike milk. I use soy milk or Almond Breeze in my smoothies or in my cereal. I haven't tried drinking either by the glass though.
     
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    Our family enjoys the Super Vannilla Silk Soymilk that is often right next to the dairy aisle. I think it is the starter "off dairy" milk. It is formulated to be "equal to milk" so it has the benefit of a lot of sugar (that would occur naturally in the dairy milk-but is added to soy). YOu can get it in chocolate as well.

    It isn't too grainy, but it is thicker.

    The dairy drinkers I have had try it - 'cuz they asked - say it is different but not gross. They say it is like a really melted ice cream. Occasionally my daughter (who drinks soy-but only for stomach discomfort and what not - not serious allergies) has friends that come over for meals just to "be a soy kid". It must not be terrible.

    The stuff in the boxes deeper in the store is less proccessed and therefore more "beany" we say. She can drink it - it is all she has known, but she doesn't give that to friends. ONly Silk for friends-she drinks the other stuff if we are low so that they can have the sugar milk.
     
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    I use lite vanilla soy milk for my cereal and in smoothies--don't drink it by the glass, though. I don't have allergies or dairy intolerances, just decided to incorporate some of the health benefits of soy into my diet.
     
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    I love Chocolate Silk...yum!
     
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    I guess I'm just going to have to buy a carton and try it for myself...I'd really just use it for random bowls of cereal and maybe a smoothie made w/milk.
    thanks for the opinions,
    Sandra
     
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    Sandra, one thing you have to remember is that the shelf life of soy milk is very short. I believe it is 7-10 days for Silk and it could be shorter for other brands. For someone like me who only uses about a cup a day, I usually have to throw a lot of it out.
     
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    I throw in a ripe banana, a self size of yogurt, pineapple, strawberries & some oj. I will throw in some ice as well.
     
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    I make a really yummy smoothie but I do not think it is too healthy, but it is so filling that it definetly will replace a meal!

    I fill the cup I am drinking the smoothie in with ice and pour it in the blender along with skim milk, a banana (ripe ripe ripe!) a big spoonful of pbutter and lots of splenda...then blend!

    it is amazing, anybody who likes peanut butter and banana would love it:lol:
     
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    One of my second graders just wrote a 'how to' instructional narrative on making a smoothie!! He puts frozen mango and bananas, OJ and some yogurt in his. So adorable. ;)
     

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