10 Supercharged Smoothies


By: , – Julie Miltenberger, Family Circle
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Blend up one of these delicious immune-boosting and vitamin-packed drinks for a healthy snack.

Carrot-Peach Smoothie
Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
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Green Machine Smoothie
Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Freeze: 3 hours
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Coconut-Pineapple Smoothie
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Freeze: 3 hours
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    I don't enjoy seeing a food item I might try only to be sent to a magazine to be solicited for a subscription. This is very poor taste and not good for your reputation!
    - 3/6/2014   6:14:14 PM
  • 33
    Fresh spinach goes in almost every smoothie...so mild in taste that it doesn't interfere with other flavors and packs a punch nutritionally. Also favorite add ins are either cottage cheese (preferrably dry curd or non fat) for protein or peanut flour (also high in protein). Both of those act as tickeners too and stabilize the tickness instead of watering it down. - 9/2/2012   5:18:57 PM
  • 32
    Must be careful with the smoothies, as they can become ladden with calories. They are quite tasty though. - 7/19/2012   11:24:13 AM
  • 31
    We have been using the Alton Brown "Buff Smoothie" recipe with various mixtures of berries. We freeze the solid ingredients and put the individual servings in the fridge overnight and blend them in the morning....and have lately been substituting almond milk for the skim milk. - 7/14/2012   3:01:21 PM
  • 30
    I'm experimenting with canned Jumex nectars (paid $.37 at Food Town) and other ingredients. Will blog the recipes soon... - 7/12/2012   3:08:00 PM
  • 29
    I add protein powder to most of my smoothies; goes with any fruit; soy powder works too but a little gritty; good on-the-go breakfast - 7/12/2012   1:13:57 PM
  • 28
    Very frustrating I don't want to sign up for family circle or want to have to log in to see the recipes =(
    so much for getting smoothie recipes! - 7/12/2012   12:33:45 PM
    never like the cleanup. banana healthy peanut butter and flax seed meal
    - 7/12/2012   11:23:22 AM
    Spinach because there is no taste. And it is green. Why 10-30 dollars on "green drink supplements" when I can get organic spinach for close to nothing. - 7/12/2012   1:54:58 AM
  • 25
    I add chia seeds to my fruit smoothies
    sometimes sunflower seeds...that nutty taste is yummy and good for me!! - 7/11/2012   11:11:14 PM
  • 24
    sure would be nice to be able to read the recipes without logging onto Family Circle - 7/11/2012   7:23:18 PM
  • 23
    I never liked coconut or pineapple (at least before I had cancer), but we had the coconut-pineapple smoothie and I really liked it. In fact, there was some left over after our nutrition class and I took it home with me rather than have them throw it out. That was yummy! - 7/11/2012   6:41:47 PM
  • 22
    I like taking different fruit that I have frozen like peaches, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, and bananas and put them in my Vita Mix with about a cup of water and it makes a very thick smoothie. - 7/11/2012   6:04:20 PM
  • 21
    How do people track smoothies and juices (from juicing)? I'm really into it, but not sure how to track it, especially the juicing. Would love some advice! Thanks! - 7/11/2012   5:48:53 PM
  • 19
    The pineapple-coconut smoothie looks so good! Is it still healthy if I add some rum to it? ;) - 7/11/2012   1:06:47 PM
  • 18
    I also hate being force fed all these sponser ads! Everywhere I go on this site I get pop ups and it is really making me wonder why I stick it out. I understand that it is a free site and that comes at a price so will see how far Spark can go with it. - 7/11/2012   12:41:49 PM
  • 17
    blueberry banana! - 7/11/2012   12:36:36 PM
  • 16
    I am also wondering (like MELLYBEANS0919) why so many Family Circle things lately -- I do NOT want to be force-fed an online magazine registration or subscription when I was lured in for an article for SparkPeople ideas and recipes.
    What's up with the "bait and switch," ploy SparkPeople?? Return to promised mission, please??
    -- Maryjean - 7/11/2012   12:26:10 PM
    Shaunda, Try soft tofu. It is great and adds lots of protein punch! - 7/11/2012   9:57:34 AM
  • 14
    Pineapple and coconut are my summer favorites. Smoothies are perfect for this hot weather. - 7/11/2012   7:56:22 AM
    I like bananas in my smoothies. We're thinking about starting to try some with whey protein in them to make for quick breakfasts in the mornings. - 7/10/2012   10:41:14 PM
  • 12
    I make Strawberry Banana Smoothies (I use yogurt, as my combiner); sometimes, I, may add a little extra (to make it more interesting, or to mix it up, some, for a little different taste), like raisins, one or two Brussel Sprouts, or some other kind of vegetable, etc.; and, even, some flax. All in all, it is always a healthy smoothie!

    P.S. Sometimes, as a reward, or treat; I do use ice cream, as my combiner; however, once in a blue moon! I love experimenting, too! Smoothies are great for doing this! - 7/10/2012   8:59:14 PM
  • 11
    Love raspberry, peach and peanut butter caramel. - 7/10/2012   6:50:31 PM
  • 10
    So trying this - 7/10/2012   6:08:28 PM
  • 9
    Can't wait to try the coconut pineapple smoothie!! - 7/10/2012   5:48:25 PM
  • 8
    They sound good but why are they are written for 4 to 6 people . need some for one person . - 7/10/2012   5:23:16 PM
  • TWIX36
    I really need to jump on the smoothie wagon. I even asked for a blender for Christmas for this reason and haven't made a smoothie yet...! - 7/10/2012   4:52:28 PM
  • 6
    Why do I have to register at FamilyCircle to look at the recipes? That is disappointing.
    - 7/10/2012   1:59:50 PM
  • GAYLE119
    saving this article to my favorites! - 7/10/2012   1:31:47 PM
  • 4
    Favorite ingredient is banana. Not so much for flavor as for texture - it takes whatever other ingredients I use and turns it into a creamy and smooth mixture.

    I'm slowly branching out, but my base for my smoothies is juice - apple or white grape so far, but I'm thinking about trying things like grape-peach or cran-apple. To that I add the banana, my protein powder (an unflavored, unsweetened whey) and finally my choice of frozen fruit such as strawberries or a mixed fruit. There are other frozen fruit options such as blueberries and berry mixes I haven't tried yet. The frozen fruit chops up in the blender, imparting color and flavor, but also thickens and chills the drink.

    I've also added less juice and poured in a can of chopped pineapple before. Other canned fruits (in 100% fruit juice) such as peaches and pears could also do well.


    (And I like my spinach too much to put it in my smoothies. I like it raw, I like it steamed. I'd eat it as a side while drinking my smoothie rather than blended in.) - 7/10/2012   12:54:37 PM
  • 3
    I don't use yogurt in mine, though there is milk... if your problem is lactose, not just yogurt, this won't help, but here's how I make my smoothies. Frozen Strawberries/Mango/Banana/Blueberri
    es... adjust the amount to whatever taste you prefer, 1 Tblsp Flax seed... good for you and gives it a little chewiness, a splash of Coffee-Mate Fat Free French Vanilla creamer... not the healthiest smoothie choice, but it knocks off a bit of the bitter from the fruit and throws a nice vanilla flavor in, and enough skim milk to let the blender do its job on the frozen fruit. - 7/10/2012   11:56:51 AM
  • 2
    Are there any recipes for smoothies without yogurt? No one knows why but yogurt and several other foods I am not allergic to make me REALLY sick. I love yogurt but just can't stand the getting sick after part. - 7/10/2012   9:26:23 AM
    Definitely fresh spinach. - 7/10/2012   7:56:03 AM

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