I am looking for fun smoothie recipes!

Nettie - posted on 05/24/2012 ( 42 moms have responded )

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If you have a delicious and easy smoothie recipe, please let me know! Nettie

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Fadwa - posted on 05/28/2012

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Fruit smoothies are a great way to start your day. Refreshing, sweet and healthy, these cherry vanilla fruit smoothies are easy to make, too.
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups frozen pitted cherries
3/4 cup low-fat vanilla soy milk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
Preparation:

Place the frozen cherries in a blender, food processor or Vita Mix.

Pour the soy milk over the cherries.

Add the yogurt. Puree until smooth.
Note: If you are using a blender, and you are having trouble grinding up the cherries, stop it. Remove the blender from the motor base. Use a spoon to force the cherries down into the blender blades. Replace the lid, return the blender to the motor base, and puree until smooth.

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Dakota - posted on 02/06/2013

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my children love smoothies here is my secret recipe for wild berry smoothies!

1 cup of strawberrys
1 cup of kiwis
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of honey due

when your done blending it take whip cream and and spray it on top then top with a strawberry

Mother Of Pearls - posted on 07/09/2012

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hey throw some icecream some strawberries bananas and some strawberry quick and milk into a blender and walla

Nettie - posted on 07/02/2012

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Thank you to everyone who responded to my Smoothie Post!! I have enough suggestions to last me years!! Nettie

Nettie - posted on 07/02/2012

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Thank you Tera for your response, you have a great system and very healthy, love your choices for the smoothies! Nettie

Tera - posted on 06/30/2012

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We do smoothies all through the summer, and my eight year old even requests them during the winter she loves them so much. I have two girls, and I don't know if everyone has the same trouble I have w/finding something they will eat. But they only eat fruit, and not much else.

So what we do is buy at least 10$ of fruit at the grocery store every week. Cantaloup, nectarines, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, what ever they want or what's on a good sale. Then we stock up on bottles jams and jellies. From there grandmother, she bottles everything from strawberry rhubarb to peaches. Whatever she has a surplus of. Then we blend there choice of fruit for the day add 1cup (apprx) of soy milk and sweeten it to taste w/the fruit compotes.
It tastes excellent, filling and very refreshing. A great pick me up on hot dragging summer days!
I hope this helped. I was glad to see someone post something I could relate to, it was fun responding....:)

Tera - posted on 06/30/2012

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We do smoothies all through the summer, and my eight year old even requests them during the winter she loves them so much. I have two girls, and I don't know if everyone has the same trouble I have w/finding something they will eat. But they only eat fruit, and not much else.

So what we do is buy at least 10$ of fruit at the grocery store every week. Cantaloup, nectarines, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, what ever they want or what's on a good sale. Then we stock up on bottles jams and jellies. From there grandmother, she bottles everything from strawberry rhubarb to peaches. Whatever she has a surplus of. Then we blend there choice of fruit for the day add 1cup (apprx) of soy milk and sweeten it to taste w/the fruit compotes.
It tastes excellent, filling and very refreshing. A great pick me up on hot dragging summer days!
I hope this helped. I was glad to see someone post something I could relate to, it was fun responding....:)

Nettie - posted on 06/17/2012

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I love Kale in my smoothies! Blueberries, Mangoes,Banana, OJ cinnamon, Kale leaf, blend, delicious!

Danielle - posted on 06/16/2012

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I love me some green smoothies!! And so does my little one. We usually have banana, orange, kale or spinach, along with a handful of mixed tropical frozen fruit. If you have a good enough blender you won't need any liquids, if you do, just a bit a water should do. :)

Lakota - posted on 06/13/2012

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Hi, Nettie. I make this "green smoothie" for my son all the time. In a blender put half a bag of fresh spinach (or however much you want), two bananas, between 5 to 10 frozen strawberries (depending on the size), and a little bit of milk. It is dark green, but, is so good and healthy. Tastes like a strawberry banana shake. We have also put in frozen blue berries or frozen mangos.

Ruth - posted on 06/11/2012

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I take a cup or two of whatever fresh fruit I have lying around (strawberries, kiwis, mangoes, pineapple, banana, possibly cherries if I feel like pitting them, etc....), add half a cup or so of plain yogurt, a tablespoon or two of frozen orange juice concentrate, a handful of ice cubes, and blend it all up. Use milk (cow, soy, or whatever kind you drink) instead of yogurt if you like it thinner. If I want it sweeter, I'll add a little drizzle of honey.

Kim - posted on 06/10/2012

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Hi Nettie,
We made smoothies the other day when I bought a new blender.
We put
4 - 6 cups of frozen fruit
2 cups of vanilla yogurt
2 cups of juice

I also added milk to mine to thin it. The kids liked it thick so they could eat it with a spoon..
Good luck.
Kim

Carrie - posted on 06/08/2012

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We make smoothies evey morning. We start with an 8 oz container of whatever kind of fruit flavored yogurt you want. Then I add 1 tablespoon of frozen orange concentrate (I keep a container in the freezer). And about a cup of whatever frozen fruit goes with the yogurt. If it looks like it will be too thick, I add a splash of milk or oj and blend away. We do peach/blueberry a lot. Or mixed berry. Or peach/mango. Or we make orange ones using orange yoplait, 3 Tablespoons of frozen oj concentrate and some ice cubes.

Amy - posted on 06/08/2012

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Peachy Strawberry Smoothie (21) rate it now!
Refreshing, sweet and ready in 5 minutes flat, this fruity low-fat treat is a cool and frothy drink you can feel good about. time
prep:
5 min
total:
5 min
servings
total:
3 servings, about 1 cup each

what you need
1-1/2cups fat-free milk
1container (6 oz.) vanilla low-fat yogurt
1-1/2tsp. CRYSTAL LIGHT Raspberry Ice Flavor Drink Mix
1cup frozen sliced peaches
1cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup honey-flavored multi-grain cereal flakes with oat clusters

BLEND ingredients in blender until smooth.

Zoe - posted on 06/07/2012

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My husband and I love peanut butter smoothies

1/2c of milk
1 1/2 tbs peanut butter
1/2 tbs cocoa
1 banana
1/2 c ice

optional 1 tbs of honey we find that we don't miss the honey, we have also tried almound milk and choc almound milk with this recipe

Carrie - posted on 06/06/2012

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My favorite smoothie recipe is any fresh fruit I have on hand, Vanilla yogurt and enough milk to get the consistency I want. A yummy combo I have found is Mango, banana and peach. You can add wheat germ or protein powder if you think it necessary.

Nettie - posted on 06/03/2012

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Thank you @Fadwah and @Delishhh! I love all of the recipes, they look incredible! Nettie

Fadwa - posted on 05/28/2012

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The combination of carrot sticks and peanut butter is surprisingly delicious. Crunchy, sweet carrot sticks are topped with creamy peanut butter in this healthy snack that will keep you going all afternoon.
If you don't want to cut the carrots yourself, just use pre-cut baby carrots, which you can find in the produce section of your local supermarket.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2 large carrots, washed, trimmed and scraped
4 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
Preparation:

Cut carrots into 2-inch pieces. Or use pre-cut baby carrots.

Spread each carrot piece with a little peanut butter. Enjoy!

Fadwa - posted on 05/28/2012

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Tropical Smoothie

Fruit smoothies like this tropical smoothie recipe are not only refreshing, they're loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and antioxidants. This tropical smoothie makes a terrific, healthy breakfast anytime.
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup frozen sliced peaches
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened pineapple chunks
1 medium banana
2 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup low-fat vanilla soy milk
1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp. sweetened angel flake coconut
Preparation:

Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender, Vita-Mix blender or food processor, fitted with a metal blade. Puree until smooth, adding ice if desired, for a more milkshake-like consistency.

Fadwa - posted on 05/28/2012

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chicken with vegetable in moroccan tagine:


Moroccan tagines make delicious family meals, yet the presentation in a clay or glazed tagine is impressive enough for company. Try this basic Chicken Tagine with Potatoes and Carrots.

Traditional tagine cooking involves slow cooking over low heat in a Moroccan tagine. Chicken dishes like this one typically take up two hours to cook, and are definitely worth the wait.

Serves 4 to 6.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 or 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces and skin removed
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4" thick planks
4 large potatoes, cut into 1/2" slices or wedges
1 large onion, sliced into thick rings
1 small or medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled (optional)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup water
small bunch of coriander, tied
handful of red or green olives, rinsed
1/2 of a preserved lemon, cut into quarters and seeds removed
Preparation:

Pour enough of the olive oil into the tagine to coat the bottom. Layer the onion rings across the bottom of the tagine, and arrange the carrots on top of the onions.

Add the chicken to the center of the tagine, and place the coriander on top. Arrange the potatoes around the chicken, and then distribute the chopped onions, garlic and spices over everything.

Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the chicken and potatoes. Add the water to the tagine, and place over medium heat. Use a diffuser if you like, but as long as the heat is kept fairly low, a traditional tagine should be safe on a burner.

Cover the tagine, and bring the dish to a simmer. (Be patient, it takes a good 10 minutes for the tagine to heat up to this point.) Adjust the heat to medium-low or low, checking occasionally to be sure that you can still hear the tagine simmering.

Note: Use the lowest possible temperature required to keep the tagine simmering. If you smell something burning, the heat is too high and the water is evaporating. In that case, add a little more water, and lower the heat.

Allow the tagine to cook for about an hour, and then turn the chicken pieces over. Add the olives and lemon, cover, and continue cooking for another half hour to hour, or until the chicken tests done and the vegetables are tender. Turn the chicken so that it is meat-side up, and if necessary reduce the liquids until they are a rich sauce. I discard the coriander at this point, but you can leave it in the tagine if you prefer.

The chicken will stay hot in the covered tagine for quite a while. Serve the dish directly from the tagine, with each person using bread to scoop up the chicken and vegetables from his own side of the dish.

Fadwa - posted on 05/27/2012

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smoothie banana and strawberries

ingredients:
1 banana
2 apple chopped
1/2 cup strawberries
1 cup milk full fat
maner:
1 mix ingredients in a blender until the mixture becomes smooth.

2. Submit a drink directly or stored in the refrigerator.

Fadwa - posted on 05/27/2012

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Ingredients:

1 banana, sliced ​​ripe
1 cup low fat milk
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 grams a local artificial, the equivalent of 2 small envelope Splenda or Canderel
3 cubic ice

maner:
Mix ingredients in a blender until the mixture becomes smooth.

2. Submit a drink directly or stored in the refrigerator.

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My kids love smoothies when I make them like this:

1/2 cup milk
fresh fruit
1/2 cup of fruit juice
yogurt to thicken

Throw all in the blender and push the button.

If I want them thicker I use less liquid, or you can add ice if you want.

As you can see, I really just flow with the moment and whatever I have for fruit. If you are using frozen fruit rather than fresh the consistency changes too. Just play with it.

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