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Smoothie Smarts

Simple, Healthy, and Delicious Treats


12/5/2010 12:24:43 AM

A great smoothie and very easy for breakfast or a treat
- I use in a bullet
1/2 cup Liberty no fat yogurt
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
A splash of orange juice
1 tsp of vanilla extract
It's delicious and you can add protein powder, etc., if you choose, or additional fruit. The yogurt makes it nice and thick and the frozen berries too.

11/23/2010 10:49:57 PM

LISED58's SparkPage
I love smoothies, too. I make one for my teen and I almost every morning. Now that winter is fast approaching, I use frozen strawberries (lots of vit. c). and frozen blueberrie or mangos, etc... I have a Magic Bullet so first I grind 1 tbs of flax seeds (great source of Omega 3. I purchase in small quantity and always refrigerate), about 1 cup of strawberries, 1 tsp of Green multi + powder, and about 1/2 cup filtered water. I use water because we don't drink enough and I'm concerned about how soy affects kids and women's hormones. If you let it sit for about 1 minute, you'll notice how it thickens so it'll fill you up. Try to drink another glass of water after to avoid bloating and help clean the insides faster. Sometimes I make it thick like a sherbert and sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top. Other times I'll blend it just right to drink with a straw. Enjoy! Great tip about making it green with kale or spinach. I must try this.
11/4/2010 3:47:34 PM

I am hooked on Dr. Oz Breakfast Shakes.. I have been making them for a few months for my husband and me almost every morning and we have noticed huge weight loss and helath benefits. The basic recipe is below, but I have had fun experimenting by adding greens, and various ingredients (green tea powder, liquid vitamins/minerals, nutri-cleanse, milk/yogurt, nuts, antioxidants, probiotics, etc...) to maximize health benefits, energy and muscle repair following heavy workouts.

1 cup juice, any kind
1 banana or 3/4 cup frozen fruit
2 tablespoons protein powder
2 tablespoons ground flax
1 tablespoon physilluim husk
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon chia seeds
break capsule of fish oil and add liquid

Depending on ingredients used, this can be delicious and with all the fiber content, it's very filling and cleansing. We are hooked!
10/25/2010 9:46:45 AM

Yes. Kale is good in a smoothie- but you got to get the hard stems off. As is watercrest and lamb's lettuce.
I prefer fresh fruit in my smoothie. My blender probably won't cope with anything too hard.

10/18/2010 12:48:30 AM

I discovered frozen grapes this year and I LOVE them! They feel like major "treats"!
10/4/2010 2:42:48 PM

BRSMOMMY's SparkPage
okay so stupid question.... I love smoothies for breakfast but I really have zero time in the morning for anything... can these be made and then frozen?? I realize you can use frozen ingredients but can the actual end result be frozen to be used throughout the week?
9/8/2010 2:52:20 PM

i have always heard that kale is a great vegetable but never thought of putting it in a smoothie... will try recipe given below with fruit. sounds kinda yucky but i will not know until it try! thanks for sharing your recipe!
8/15/2010 4:33:13 PM

These are an easy and satisfying way to get nutrients and the right amounts of fruit and veg- but I am shocked that canned produce is even suggested. It is so high in sugar and depleted of nutrients (seems to be less fiber rich too), seems counterproductive. The frozen fruit is a good way to keep it cool without watering it down, but always use at least 1/2 fresh fruit.

Smoothies are an awesome place to add: flaz, flax seed oil, wheat germ, green superfoods, protein powder.

8/11/2010 8:42:27 PM

TEALADY2612's SparkPage
one can vanilla slim fast and sugar free green tea signal. some ice. the best.
7/29/2010 3:13:35 PM

freezing fruits and veggies breaks them down at the cellular level, and nutrients will be destroyed. If you freeze them, try not to leave them in there for over a week.
7/25/2010 1:43:01 PM

Matcha green tea powder is full on antioxidents etc. I buy it at a Japanese grocery. It is a very fine powder not tea leaves. Comes in a small green tin and costs about 8 or 9 dollars . This recipe tastes like a sherbet.
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup soy or almond milk
1 tsp ingredient grade matcha
Blend ingredients together Pour into a tall glass with or without ice. Experiment with other fruit juices like mango, apricot or pineapple.
7/25/2010 12:00:35 PM

JMHEART's SparkPage
Smoothies are delicious with rice milk. I make smoothies with frozen fruit, organic juice and rice milk. For a smoothie with an ice cream texture add a few small pieces of frozen banana. Add juice, rice milk to the blender first then add the frozen fruit (this makes the blender work better). My students love the smoothies I make in my classroom following the above recipe. I serve them in a five ounce cup with a slice of home made bread
7/22/2010 7:50:35 PM

LEANJEAN6's SparkPage
I make a smoothy quite often with 1% mild, a banana, flax seed (ground)--bran, lethicin and oat bran-very filling!
7/19/2010 3:15:38 PM

love green smoothies only way i get my greens today i did peach mint and swiss chard and a bannana swiss chard has a strong taste
7/17/2010 11:25:30 PM

I get lazy cooking vegetables so it is very convenient for me to just mix 8 oz of water, with an apple, a cup of strawberries, and a packed cup of shredded kale. VERY GOOD! If I don't have strawberries, I use fresh pineapple. SO good! Filling, too! You don't really need to put sugar, but if you like to sweeten it a bit, you can use stevia.

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