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    Smoothies

    Looking for a recipe to make smoothies with milk and or yogurt and fruit. Or
    I guess anything good. Not sure what all to put in one. Right now don't have
    a whole lot of ingredients but still would like to know what to put in them.

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    I add bananas, strawberries, blueberries and vanilla plus 2 cups of ice. Another one I love with your ingredients is oj, carrots and cooked sweet potatoes plus cinnamon and nutmeg. There is a great book called The Big Book of Juices by Natalie Savona. Also, google juice recipes and you will find lots.
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    Smoothies

    I prefer the smoothies to be more like a milkshake. I put the yogurt (whatever amount you want) into the
    blender. Then add whatever fruit (fresh, frozen, canned) you want. If you are using plain yogurt, add sugar or sweetener and vanilla to taste. Sometimes I add nutmeg or cinnamon before blending until the desired consistency is reached. It's all a matter of mix and taste to find what you like.



    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj View Post
    Looking for a recipe to make smoothies with milk and or yogurt and fruit. Or
    I guess anything good. Not sure what all to put in one. Right now don't have
    a whole lot of ingredients but still would like to know what to put in them.

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    Thanks for your recipes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Z View Post
    I prefer the smoothies to be more like a milkshake. I put the yogurt (whatever amount you want) into the
    blender. Then add whatever fruit (fresh, frozen, canned) you want. If you are using plain yogurt, add sugar or sweetener and vanilla to taste. Sometimes I add nutmeg or cinnamon before blending until the desired consistency is reached. It's all a matter of mix and taste to find what you like.
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    1 over-ripe banana (When bananas get too ripe, I peel them, put them in a zip-lock bag and freeze them. When I make a smoothie, I microwave the banana for about 30 seconds before putting it in the blender.)
    1 cup yogurt (I usually use vanilla)
    about 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
    1 cup frozen berries (We get a large bag of them at Costco.)

    Blend till smooth. It's pretty thick depending on how much milk you add.

    This makes enough for 2, so if it's just for yourself, you can easly 1/2 the ingredients.

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    My kids' favorite recipe:

    handful of frozen strawberries (don't have to add ice, water it down)
    one kid likes frozen blueberries, one doesn't
    one ripe banana (sweetens it! add a little honey if you're out of banana)
    big dollup of plain greek yogurt
    milk and/or oj, whatever we have on hand
    sometimes we add raw spinach - turns it green, boys call it a "sewer smoothie"

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    1/2 can frozen orange juice concentrate,
    1/2 can pineapple chunks with 1/2 juice
    1 banana,
    yogurt
    frozen berries instead of ice cubes Healthy, and no added sugar.

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    yogurt or cold almond milk, applesauce, blueberries, strawberries or cherries, an avocado, bananas, chocolate and some almond or peanut butter for extra protein - you do not taste the avocado but it makes the smoothie very creamy - if I want it colder I throw in a frozen banana - my Ninja does ok chopping frozen stuff. I have gotten avocado on sale, blended them in with some applesauce then frozen the mix - use the cubes when wanted.
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    I use one cup of low-fat chocolate milk, 2 bananas which I peeled, broke into pieces and froze, and ice. Then, blend til smooth. It comes out really thick, almost like a "real" milk shake, and is so delicious I have to up the quantity of ingredients because DH always wants some. Oh, yeah, I may also add some cinnamon to the mixture because I love chocolate and cinnamon and I learned from Christine on a food channel that cinnamon makes the chocolate taste more chocolate-y.
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    It is a good idea to peel the banana before making a smoothie - peel the avocado and take the pit out, too... I know vitamix says you use peels and seeds and stems and stuff - not my idea of a smoothie though...
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    Great Great ideas, my grandgirls will love these this summer..Texas heat requires something cold every few minutes..thank you all for these ideas!!

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    I freeze all my fruit or, in the winter I buy frozen unsweetened fruit. I put yogurt,blueberries and protein in the blender with about one half cup water and mix until smooth. then I add the mixed frozen fruit(strawberries, pineapple, peaches and mango in the package I buy from Walmart) with bananas on top of that. Mix again until smooth again. It is yummy! If the mixture is too thick for your blender add a little more water

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    It is a good idea to peel the banana before making a smoothie - peel the avocado and take the pit out, too... I know vitamix says you use peels and seeds and stems and stuff - not my idea of a smoothie though...
    I make shakes for lunch the minute it gets hot in AZ Use any fruit un flavored yogurt splenda and always a spoon full of vanilla it adds a great taste.
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    I make my smoothies using 1 cup soy milk, 1 6-oz container yogurt, any flavor, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 scoop of protein powder and 6 ice cubes. Blend well. I pour it into a large glass and stir in 1 tablespoon flax seed oil. All you really taste are the blueberries and the sweetness of the protein powder! Of course you can substitute any frozen fruit, and you can make it without the protein powder and flaxseed oil, but I like the healthy bonus of adding these ingredients. This is sooooo yummy that I always have to share with my husband and grandson!!

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    In the summer I use orange sherbet and OJ as a smoothie, so refreshing!

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    I always think about smoothies but wondering what kinds of a blender to get that will truly mix everything smoothly!

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    My "Ninja" cuts through anything.... make wonderful smoothies with the double blade.

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    I have had 2 jaw surgeries resulting in about 12 weeks of no chewing. My neighbor made me one using milk, frozen fruit and a little bit of vanilla coffee creamer I adjusted the recipe this way.
    1 envelope of Instant breakfast (extra protein and calcium)
    6 oz skim milk
    frozen fruit to taste
    blend in blender and enjoy.
    Favorite flavors were Chocolate instant breakfast with frozen sweet (bing) cherries and an extra squirt of chocolate
    The vanilla was good with any variety of fruit. suually strawberry mango, or what ever was in the freezer.
    Most people include bananas, but I don't care for them, no matter how good they are supposed to be for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rntraveler View Post
    My "Ninja" cuts through anything.... make wonderful smoothies with the double blade.
    It's what I have, too.
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    We use fat free yogurt ice cream and fresh fruit along with some ice.
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    I use peaches, sour cream, honey and milk. Best with fresh peaches but canned works good. I put all the ingredients in my Magic Bullet and mix for about 15 or 20 seconds. Yummy!

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    I use Almond & Coconut milk - 60 calories per 8 oz and frozen banana with a few ice cubes or a handful of frozen mixed fruit. Mummmmmm good. The milk has enough sweetness that I don't have to add any sugar.
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    I like yogurt and maybe a splash of milk in mine, plus a couple of ice cubes and whatever fruit I've got - peaches, strawberries, strawberry/kiwi, banana, blueberries all work good. If I use frozen fruit instead of fresh, I don't put in any ice cubes.

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