Discussion Forums - Cooking Cooking

Topic: Smoothie recipes?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Kim (Mistry) -
Subject: Smoothie recipes?
Date Posted: 8/29/2007 2:45 PM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2006
Posts: 4,077
Back To Top

  Hey all!  I've been running my blender ragged lately, whipping up lots of fruit smoothies. Mainly because DD doesn't like veggies, so at least she is getting some Vit. C and other good things with these. Plus, I make frozen pops and they really cut my sugar cravings.

  But, fall is coming, and I'd love to make some other types of smoothies.   Does anyone have any pumpkin smoothie recipes that are tried and true? DD has drunk one that I made and liked it. So I'm hoping to try a few more.  Maybe even mocha?   She's liked the ones I've made so far. I've even added baby food to hers! Sweet potatoes, and apple mango, things like that. Anything to get some veggies into her.

  So, please share any smoothie recipes you have!  Summery, wintery, whatever!  THey don't all have to be figure friendly.  I add lowfat yogurt to mine, but a few with ice cream or some desserty types are fine for me too!

Jenny (Jenny) - ,
Date Posted: 8/30/2007 11:53 AM ET
Member Since: 12/13/2005
Posts: 682
Back To Top

Frozen banana lattes: (DH and I looooove these)

measurements are approximate, since I don't have the recipe in front of me:

2 ripe bananas, frozen

1-2 Tbs instant coffee granules

2-3 scoops of frozen vanilla yogurt (we use sugar-free ice cream)

~1/3 cup of SILKEN tofu

~1 c. vanilla soy milk (or cow milk)

Blend up and enjoy!

(I might be off on the amount of milk-- basically, add enough to blend and get the desired consistency...)

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 8/30/2007 8:52 PM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2006
Posts: 4,077
Back To Top

Thanks, Jenny! It sounds yummy!

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 9:13 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2006
Posts: 1,443
Back To Top

Pumpking Smoothie

15oz can pumpkin

1 can evorapted milk

8 oz vanilla yogurt

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon/nutmeg/ginger)

 

Also my son's favorite is

Chocolate peanut butter banana smooth  (I don't measure...just throw in)

yogurt

milk

frozen bananas (or not)

about 1 large spoon full of smoot peanut butter

chocolate syrup

 

 

Date Posted: 8/31/2007 1:07 AM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2007
Posts: 24
Back To Top

Here's my favorite breakfast smoothie. Sorry the amounts aren't very accurate. I just throw things into the blender. A lot of it depends on if I'm sharing it or not. :) That pumpkin smoothie sounds GOOD! I'll have to try that soon.

orange juice

1 banana

a few frozen strawberries (not too many - five tops)

milk powder

plain yogurt

1 or 2 scoops protein powder

Date Posted: 9/27/2007 8:29 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
Posts: 6,421
Back To Top

Wow, only 3 recipes!?!?!? I was hoping to see more!

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 9/30/2007 9:43 AM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2006
Posts: 4,077
Back To Top

 My blender broke!!!  :(    How can this be?   I got one more smoothie out of it this weekend! Banana peach smoothie pops for DD.   But then it died, and there's a big crack in the bottom!  Guess I'll be asking Santa for a new blender for Christmas! But keep sending those smoothie recipes!!!

Date Posted: 10/26/2007 11:24 AM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2006
Posts: 1,366
Back To Top

I posted a Berry smoothie recipe in RECIPES.  It's the one that Costco serves in their food court.



Last Edited on: 10/26/07 2:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/26/2007 1:40 PM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2007
Posts: 267
Back To Top

Here are some recipes that we have been using every morning around here.

 

Apricot Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

1/4 cup crushed pineapple 1 fresh apricot, diced 6 strawberries 1/2 banana 1 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp. skim milk powder 1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional) 1 tsp. flax seed oil (optional) ------------------------- In a blender, process fruit with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Banana-Strawberry Fruit Smoothie Recipe

1 banana, frozen 6 strawberries, frozen 1 1/4 cup water 1 tbsp. skim milk powder 1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional) 1 tsp. flax oil (optional) -------------------------------- In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Tropical Fruit Shake

1/2 mango 2 tbsp. frozen pina coloda mix (or 1/8 tsp. natural coconut extract) 1/2 banana, frozen 4 strawberries, frozen 6 ice cubes 1 1/4 cup water 1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional) 1 tsp. flax oil (optional) -------------------------------- In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

 

 

 

Banana-Berry Fruit Smoothie

1/2 pear, cored 1/4 cup frozen blueberries or frozen mixed berries 1/2 banana, frozen 1 1/4 cup water 1/8 tsp. cinnamon 1 tbsp. skim milk powder 1 heaping tbsp. high-quality protein powder (optional) 1 tsp. flax oil (optional) -------------------------------- In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Banana-Orange-Strawberry Fruit Shake

1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 banana, frozen 6 strawberries, frozen 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp. skim milk powder 1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional) 1 tsp. flax oil (optional) -------------------------------- In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

 

Mixed Fruit Smoothie

- 2 bananas, chilled - 2/3 cup fresh strawberries or mangoes, sliced - 12 oz juice (grape, mango, strawberry, or apricot - chilled) - 8 ounces fat-free yogurt (vanilla or plain) - 1 tablespoon honey - 2 tablespoons pistachio nuts, ground

In the smoothie maker, combine the bananas, strawberries or mango slices, fruit juice, yogurt, and honey. Cover and blend until creamy and smooth. Pour into six chilled glasses and sprinkle with crushed pistachio nuts.

Calories - 152 Carbohydrates 47 grams Total Fat - 2 grams

Date Posted: 10/30/2007 6:10 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
Posts: 358
Back To Top

Sherry col. to here.c

Date Posted: 11/7/2007 12:10 AM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2007
Posts: 1,305
Back To Top

Yummy, Pumpkin! And pumpkin is a great way to get fiber. I made smoothies all summer from someone talking about them on one of the other forums. I freeze the fruit to not use any ice. If you don't want to use sugar or nasty, bad for you artificial sweeteners use some Stevia to sweeten your smoothie if it's not sweet enough for you. Or even some Agave. I'm diabetic so I use no sugar or artificial  sweeteners.

Anyone know where I can get the popsicle holders shaped oval or round? I bought some at bed bath and beyond and they're star shaped, our mouths are not star shaped and it's awkward to use them,