Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's More Fun If You Make the Slurping Noise!

Smoothies! OK, so there's not a lot of crunch, but hopefully you'll get a lot of flavor and vitamins. This post is sweet smoothies, next one will be savory. The directions are all pretty much the same - combine ingredients and blend until smooth. So here's a listing of ingredients from recipes in "Smoothies and Juices: simple and delicious easy-to-make recipes."

*Melon Medley*
1 cup plain yogurt
3 1/2 oz (100g) Galia Melon, cut into chunks
3 1/2 oz (100g) Cantaloupe, cut into chunks
3 1/2 oz (100g) Watermelon, cut into chunks

*Cranberry Energizer*
1 1/4 cups Cranberry Juice
1/2 cup Orange Juice
5 1/2 oz (150g) Raspberries
1 Tbs Lemon Juice

*Nectarine Melt*
1 cup Milk
12 oz (350g) Lemon Sherbet
1 ripe Mango, pitted and diced
2 ripe Nectarines

*Berry Cream*
1 1/2 cups Orange Juice
1 Banana, sliced and frozen
1 lb (450g) frozen Berries, such as Blueberries, Raspberries and Blackberries

*Banana and Blueberry Smoothie*
3/4 cup Apple Juice
1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
1 Banana, sliced and frozen
6 oz (175g) frozen Blueberries

*Banana and Apple Booster*
1 cup Apple Juice
1/2 tsp Powdered Cinnamon
2 tsp. grated fresh Gingerroot
2 Bananas, sliced and frozen

*Strawberry and Orange Smoothie*
1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
3/4 cup Strawberry Yogurt
3/4 cup Orange Juice
6 oz (175g) frozen Strawberries
1 Banana, sliced and frozen

*Summer & Citrus Fruit Punch*
4 Tbs Orange Juice
1 tsp. Lime Juice
1/2 cup Sparkling Water
12 oz (350g) frozen Fruits, such as Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Strawberries)

*Strawberry & Peach Smoothie*
3/4 cup Milk
8 oz (225g) frozen Peach Slices
2 fresh Apricots, chopped
14 oz (400g) fresh Strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 Bananas, sliced and frozen

*Fruit Rapture*
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Peach Yogurt
6 Tbs Orange Juice
8 oz (225g) frozen Peach Slices
6 Ice Cubes

*Peach & Pineapple Smoothie*
1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
Juice of 1 Lemon
1/2 cup Water
3/4 cup Plain Yogurt
8 oz (225g) frozen Peach Slices
3 1/2 oz (100g) frozen Pineapple Chunks


  1. If you need to add protein, I highly recommend this: http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Instantized-Protein-Pound/dp/B000GIUQOG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302055794&sr=8-1

    It has no sweeteners (of any kind, real or artificial) and no flavorings. It dissolves really well and isn't grainy.

    I might have to try some of these recipes myself!

  2. Nice - a protein that doesn't feel like sand in the smoothie, LOL! Thank you for the suggestion, protein is always a welcome addition!!

  3. It's pretty amazing - you can't feel it or taste it! Supposedly you can mix it into pudding, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. I haven't tried that yet, but that's what it says and what someone else I know has done.