Does anyone have a good recipe for making fruit smoothies?

Tashley - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 40 moms have responded )

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I don't allow my three year old to have juice that often (maybe once every few weeks, and it has to be something like V8 Splash). So, I was thinking that making fruit smoothies would be a great alternative and tasty treat for her. Does anybody have a recipe that they would like to share with me?

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Catherine - posted on 05/10/2010

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A little greek yogurt (more protein than regular yogurt), splash of juice (I like to use pom juice), frozen strawberries, blueberries and a banana. Wash the fruit, cut it up and baggy the pieces in the freezer beforehand - just paper towel dry them so you don't end up with a frozen brick. I never measure it and just sort of eyeball it, but it seems to be a hit with kiddos.

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Alexandra - posted on 05/25/2010

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I made smoothie with my little boy recently, we made strawberry, banana and melon smoothie and just added a little juice to whizz it up with, we froze half in lolly moulds for a healthy alternative to icecream and drank the rest between us x will let you know what else works as we experiment! :)

Karin - posted on 05/23/2010

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I love the recipes you are all sharing but I'm confused why this would be that much better that 100% juice from the store? I know the fresher the better but if it is 100% juice then it is just juice right? Thanks in advance!

LoriBeth - posted on 05/23/2010

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Well V8 Splash is only 10% juice!!! Take a look on the back of the bottle!! You need to give her V8 Fusion, if you are going to give a child any juice at all!!! Just some helpfull info! Smothies, Fresh Fruit, Ice, Honey, Orange Juice, and a Splash of Lemon juice Blend and Enjoy!!

Grace - posted on 05/21/2010

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Try:#1 Papaya & coconut cream. use 1/2 a peeled seeded papaya cut into chuncks, 6-8 tbsp coconut milk, juice of one lime. place in blender blend until smooth. if too thick add a little more coconut milk or water.#2 or try an this smoothie: apple, raspberry & melon smoothie: 1/4 piece of honeydew melon, 2 apples, 3/4 cup raspberries. feed melon and apples through a juicer then pour mixture into a blender add raspberriesand blend.

Lisa - posted on 05/21/2010

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I would get a juicer- they are available at walmart now. Mine was 65$ and my kids love the fresh juice and prefer it to the sugery stuff from the store. It comes with great recipes that sneek in a little veggie too!

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I use the Bags of Frozen Fruit! Its easy and convenient.

In a blender add 2 Yogurt of choice or 1/2 a cup. Add your mixed frozen berries. Then add Cranberry Juice just enough to get the fruit blended, about 1/2 cup to a cup. For a thicker smoothie add less juice. If I have over ripened banana's I usually add 1 of these as well. Depending on your taste you can add more or less of the ingredients! Have fun with it!

Pat - posted on 05/21/2010

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1 banana, 2 frozen strawberries, 2 frozen raspberries, 2 frozen blueberries, 2 pieces frozen pineapple, 1 c milk or rice milk or soy milk, 4-8 oz yogurt. Blend until smooth. Use any combination-my husband doesn't like seeds so I use banana, cherries, pineapple and blueberries, and flavored yogurt.

Julianne - posted on 05/21/2010

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I just started making them myself. I don't have measurements but here are the ingredients. I put some plain or vanilla yogurt in a blender with a little milk, just enough to not make it too thick. Then I add the fruit of my choice. Lately it's been overripe bananas and frozen raspberries. My daughter is 17 months and likes them. She has a thing about really cold stuff so she usually just "tries" mine.

Ann - posted on 05/21/2010

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We invented our own recipe, perfecting it to our taste. We used an ordinary blender with great results. We get three tall serviings by putting a half a carton of vanilla yogurt to start, then adding a carton of strawberries. Frozen bananas set aside for bread are great, fresh work fine two. One or two, either way. A teaspoon of vanilla, then your preference for sweetener. A small scoop of sugar, or honey, or stevia all has been tried and true for us. Fill to the top with ice cubes. This will give you great consistency, the kind you get at the shops. Plus a great way to get some water in your drink! Cycle whir/stop until you've got it just the way you want it. It's so good, I promise! Simple, refreshing, nothing fancy. Have your child help or watch and make it even better :)

Mollie - posted on 05/21/2010

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Fresh Cherry Slushy:
2 cups cold club soda
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups frozen cherries
4 cups ice

Put club soda and sugar in a blender and blend on high. Add cherries then ice and pulse several times until the mixture is smooth enough to leave the blender on high for 1 minute.

Debra - posted on 05/20/2010

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Getting a juicer and doing fresh fruit and even some vegetables disguised are wonderful!! For a great smoothie...1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 banana, splash of orange juice or pinapple juice 1/2 cup or so and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice AWESOME! SOOO GOOD! You can change up the fruit & yogurt and it's fabulously delicious!

Shanygne - posted on 05/20/2010

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3 years old is perfect to do the smoothies!
a large handful of fresh baby spinach, 1 C water. Blend well. add: 2 bananas, 1 apple - I peel it, 1 orange, 2 C of frozen berries. blend well and serve! makes about 6 cups.

Kelly - posted on 05/20/2010

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When my son was young I would use some milk, strawberries and a tbls. of strawberry jam.... that would sweeten it up.

Charmaine - posted on 05/19/2010

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A juicer is the best ever piece of equipment that we have invested in as we juice all our fruit and vegetables the kids just love it .
Also what I do is mix some fruit like strawberies or bannas or any kind fruit with some youghurt in the blender and then place in iceblock containers and put icepole sticks so the kids can hold them and freeze them they are like mini icepoles just beg enough for little kids and my kids gobble them up.

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Try the Old Orchard brand juice at Meijers. It's made with Splenda and it taste delicious. They have several varieties. This is what my 15 month granddaughter drinks and she loves it.

Debbie - posted on 05/19/2010

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buy strawberries and other berries while in season and freeze in the container and when your bananas get ripe freeze them and then when you need a smoothie just pop a few of the fruits in a blender and there ya go!! You could add yogurt or protein powder or even milk in it to add some variety to it!

Renee - posted on 05/19/2010

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I use the frozen or fresh fruit, yogurt, flax seed, almond milk (my mom uses soy milk) put it all in a blender and you ghave a great tasting smoothie. I actually started having one in the am & for lunch then ate a nice dinner and have lost some weight on it.

Briar - posted on 05/18/2010

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Actually, this recipe comes from my daughter! It has no added dairy, so that cuts down on calories (for us adults) and thickness, making a fresher smoothie.

One half a banana, fresh or frozen (frozen makes a thicker smoothie), one cup frozen berries (we use a mix with raspberries, blueberries and blackberries), 1-1.5 cups cranberry juice and a heaped scoop of vanilla flavoured protein powder.

It's really good, and we switch up the fruit and the juice all the time!

Denise - posted on 05/17/2010

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1 banana
2 peaches
1c. sliced strawberries
1 1/2c. milk
1 8oz vanilla yogurt
1T. powdered sugar
3 ice cubes
blend till smooth. 4 servings

Jeramie - posted on 05/16/2010

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freeze any kind of fruit you like, (peel bananas or citrus first), and add frozen fruit to blender with your favorite juice, and/or yogurt. the frozen fruit is the ice. no need to add more.

Carol - posted on 05/15/2010

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I agree with u. There's so much sugar in juice. Plus the fact it's pasturized which means that all nutrients have been killed. I always do a lemon(only peel the skin), and 2-3 other fruits along with ice and either purified water or almond milk. I also add a scoop of Future Star(healthy brain food for children).

Bethany - posted on 05/15/2010

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I never measure so 1 cup of berries may be 1.5 or 2

1 cups of frozen berries
1 banana
just enough 100% juice to send the above blending in a blender
you can get huge bags of frozen berries from costco.
I have a 3 year old and he loves this for a treat

Constance - posted on 05/14/2010

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1 banana
1 cup of ice
5 strawberries
Put all of this in a blender. Then cover the ingredients with fresh squeezed orange juice. Aprov 1 1/2 cups. BLEND. ENJOY!

Mailene - posted on 05/14/2010

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the more simiple the better...favorite fruit either carnation milk, regular milk, or even soy milk(usually if soy vanilla works really well and if u cut up the fruit and freeze it u can bypass the ice but if just fruit alittle bit of ice. sugar optional of course! my kids love them. once u get the hang of it u become very creative. good luck.

Christina - posted on 05/14/2010

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My husband and I have a juicer - We make our own juice using just fruit and vegetables. It's healthy, fun and very tasty : )

Melissa - posted on 05/14/2010

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I make strawberry soup for my daughter which she drinks before school for breakfast.

It is 2 cups fresh strawberries, 1/3 cup OJ, 1/3 cup 2% milk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, and 1/3 cup sugar. You can make it a bit healthier by using skim milk, fat free yogurt, and splenda or another sweetener.

It's quite tasty and I can get her to eat that before school when her tummy isn't ready for anything heavier in the mornings.

Kathy - posted on 05/14/2010

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I bought a book from my local newsagency a couple of weeks ago called "Womens Weekly Fresh food for babies and toddlers." And I found a recipe for a smoothie.

Peach and Mango Smoothie:
preparation time 5 minutes makes 2 cups

I small frozen mango (300g) chopped coarsely
1/3 cup (80ml) peach nectar
1 cup (250ml) milk

tip: you can use apricot nectar instead of the peach if you prefer

Blend or process ingredients until smooth.

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My hubby got me this cook book from Jamie Oliver, it's called food revolution and I flippin love it. However, he has a smoothie recipe in it that sounds delish...

1 ripe banana
1 glass frozen fruit
2 tbs natural yogurt (I'd use greek)
1 small handful quick oats
1 small handful mixed nuts
1 glass of milk or soy milk or apple juice
honey to taste

Heather - posted on 05/13/2010

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This is one of my favorite things to make! My family of 3 has smoothies EVERY morning! I tend to just use what ever I have on hand. EVEN brown bananas!

It usually consists of vanilla or plain yougurt, a few bananas, strawberries (frozen are ok) and what ever other fruit or veg I have -spinach is also GREAT when you use apples and bananas! Sometimes I will add tofu -you CAN'T taste it and it adds a great amount of protein! I also use coconut milk (not the kind in the can, the kind in the fridge part of your grocer -it's kinda solid...looks like yogurt for protein and goos stuff too :) -just add a splash of soy/almond or milk to thin it out in the blender -if its not sweet enough add a splash of OJ -enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Niki - posted on 05/12/2010

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use good quality cocnut cream instead of yoghurt or juice as its healthier, plus friut - mango goes really well with it

Monica - posted on 05/11/2010

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I'm from Colombia, we do our juices from scratch...

you could use any of the following: pineapples, any berries, mango, guava, banana, melon, watermelon, etc. put it on a blender with some water, ice, and sugar or honey. After the blender if you have grains or too much fiber. ( my son doesn't like the seeds, or too much texture), you could strain it, and Voila! a nice healthy juice. Or use a Juice Processor.

To the same idea, add plain yogurt, or vanilla ice cream, frozen yogurt or vanilla nestle carnations and you have smoothies.

You could pour some in pixie cups and make Popsicle!

Bon Appetite!!

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5 ice cubes
handful of fruit of your choice
coconut milk or rice milk
ground flax seed or chia seeds

my boys have a dairy allergy and a lot of people I have come to know too. recipes always have dairy in them but you can make an awesome recipe with out the dairy. hope you like it, my boys do! I also juice vegetables and slip some in the smoothie too.

Alecia - posted on 05/11/2010

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The Mini Bernal Naked Smoothie

1/3 cup Blue Diamond Almond Vanilla milk
1/3 cup frozen fruit of choice
1/2 medium banana

Awesome/fresh/simple/healthy
add fat and sugar at your discretion
but, this concoction is awesome as is "naked"

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