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EZCOMM911 Posts: 155
1/12/12 1:37 P

I just tried a Blueberry Cheesecake smoothie this morning (from Spark Recipes) and it was excellent! No yogurt (I avidly dislike yogurt!) Had cottage cheese in it, which I was a bit skeptical about, but tasted great!

JACOB_B Posts: 300
1/12/12 12:47 P

That is very interesting. Sadly, I do not want to add weight, but lose it haha

GDBEAR65 SparkPoints: (2,095)
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1/12/12 11:18 A

This is something I came up with on my own – it will make approx 20 to 24 oz smoothie, but you can adjust it to suit your situation. It is a high-protein, high calorie shake that I was having for breakfast when I was attempting to add some muscle to my bone rack.

4oz (8 tbsp) plain kefir or plain low-fat yogurt
4oz pasteurized egg whites
4oz milk
3 or 4 whole strawberries (leave the stems – extra fibre!)
1/3 banana
1 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds
1.5 tbsp Camino organic cocoa (also fair trade so it costs a little more, but tastes better)
3 tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional but you need some sweetener otherwise it tastes bitter – to cut some calories use 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey and Ό teaspoon stevia)
2 tsp creamed coconut (also optional – good source of healthy fat and it’s cheap)
40g scoop of whey protein

Blend on medium for 15 to 20 seconds


Edited by: GDBEAR65 at: 1/12/2012 (11:21)
JACOB_B Posts: 300
1/12/12 10:58 A

Thank you for that very useful information BITTERQUILL!

BITTERQUILL Posts: 1,370
1/12/12 10:49 A

JACOB_B, you can make smoothies with just ice and fruit, if you want to. Yogurt and/or milk are added for extra taste and nutrients, but there are no solid "rules." Without dairy, the texture is closer to a slushie than a smoothie, but they are still tasty.

Edited by: BITTERQUILL at: 1/12/2012 (10:50)
MARLIMOO Posts: 732
1/12/12 10:46 A

Try using coconut water, almond milk, coconut milk- lower in calories and flavorful.
Here are some I make:

1 c almond milk
1/2 Frozen banana- you know when your bananas start to go bad- I peel them, slice in half, store in freezer for smoothies. It helps make it colder, and better consistency.
blueberries
strawberries
blackberries
I add handfuls of those- not frozen- fresh. Sometimes I only will add protein vanilla powder, or I add low fat vanilla yogurt. You don't have to though. To spice it up I sometimes toss some oatmeal in there, or flax seeds. Blend with ice- mmmmmm

DANNIELLEMARIE Posts: 1,416
1/12/12 10:44 A

my standard smoothie contains a couple cups of frozen greens (spinach, kale, collards), about 1 cups of frozen strawberries, sometimes 1/3-1/2 banana, and 2T. chia seeds or ground flax blended with water. I usually add a little sweetener depending on if I use banana or not.

TWILAT Posts: 211
1/12/12 9:26 A

I use Dark Chocolate Almond Milk in my smoothies. I use a banana, almond milk, and ice. I sweeten it with Stevia. If I have enough calories left I will put a Tablespoon of Peanut Butter in.

I also like strawberry and peach smoothies. You can use about any fruit you like in smoothies. You just have to experiment.

My husband has used just plain water in his and he likes it.

JACOB_B Posts: 300
1/12/12 2:29 A

Clarifying:

NO YOGURT. Also no protein powder as I get enough protein with meat.

CCAR414 Posts: 66
1/12/12 2:00 A

My go-to smoothies are:

1 tbsp of natural, only peanut containing, peanut butter
1 scoop of vanilla, low-sugar, whey protein
1 cup of fat-free greek yogurt
1/2 tbsp of non-processed cocoa powder
2 oz of water or like 1/3 a cup
3 ice cubes
2 packets of stevia

or a substitute some berries for the peanut butter and cocoa and I add a little ginger because I am trying to pack anti-oxidants into my smoothies

you can also use sugar-free jello pudding packets as flavor enhancers, think cheesecake with blueberries, yogurt, vanilla protein powder

I prefer using yogurt and using water/ice as my liquid base instead of milk because the fat-free yogurt as tons of protein

JACOB_B Posts: 300
1/12/12 1:16 A

Could smoothies be done without yogurt and milk or is that needed? Like can I make one with just berries, ice, and water. Or just add milk and no yogurt?

TURTLERAE55 SparkPoints: (142,280)
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1/12/12 1:07 A

When I make my smoothie, I have any kind of berries, 2 tablespoon of flax seed oil,8 oz of water, 1/2 teaspoon of protein, 1/2 cup of yogurt and mix in blender.

I love smoothie.

Keep up the good work.

BASHERA11 SparkPoints: (571)
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1/12/12 12:50 A

I like tropical flavors in my smoothies. Mango, pineapple, starfruit (if I can find some at the store, or just add starfruit juice) strawberries, ice, and greek yogurt with skim milk. All the fruit is frozen, but maybe a low-cal pina colada without the alcohol? Wild berry smoothies are also good, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry, greek yogurt and milk. Peanut butter banana smoothies are good, just banana and peanut butter, ice, yogurt, and milk. I like this for a good-for-you dessert: slow-churned chocolate ice cream (has less calories than regular ice cream), crushed peppermints or peppermint syrup, milk, and yogurt. It's a good for you chocolate-mint milkshake (as good a milkshake can be for you.)

I know you're not a hungry girl, but hungry-girl.com has some amazing smoothie and frozen drink recipes. Just search frozen drink or smoothie on the site.

Edited by: BASHERA11 at: 1/12/2012 (00:50)
JACOB_B Posts: 300
1/11/12 10:23 P

I know I can search for recipes, but I can never find exactly what I am looking for. So for those that make their own smoothie, here is what I have:

blueberries
raspberries
blackberries
banana
peanut butter
some skim milk
ice
water

What kind of smoothies can I make? Anyone have a great recipe for any of these things with NO YOGURT.

Edited by: JACOB_B at: 1/12/2012 (02:28)
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