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MAGGIEINCALGARY Posts: 12
8/30/06 1:24 P

My favorite smoothie is

4 strawberries
1/2 cup 1% milk
1 banana
4-6 ice cubes

sometimes i willput in a fat free yougurt for extra creamy one. Whatever flavor you like.

49ADAMS Posts: 396
8/30/06 12:52 P

I haven't had time to make to many smoothies yet I will after school starts, but i have had the Spark people recipe the strawberry smoothie it is good. m.m.m.

GOUDKEELTJE SparkPoints: (10,434)
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Posts: 164
8/30/06 12:40 P

I drink a banana smoothie each day for breakfast:

2 (or 3) banana's
half a liter water
squeeze of lemon
1 or 2 teaspoons of honey.

Makes 2 large servings.

Blend together and enjoy!

If you don't like it with water, put fresh orange juice in. You can leave out the honey then.

Nynke

BIKERGIRL Posts: 566
8/30/06 12:26 P

1/2 c. strawberries
1/2 c. frozen tropical fruit mix (from Trader Joe's)
1/2 c. fat free vanilla yogurt
1/2 c. milk (I like 1/2%)

I will use whatever fruit is in the house, but strawberries are a must, and this is my current favorite combination.

strawberry/kiwi is good as well.

KATIALYNN SparkPoints: (5,704)
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8/30/06 12:25 P

We have two different ones that we make all the time (makes enough for me and the hubby to split):

Chocolate Peanut Butter:
1-2 cups Chocolate Soy Milk (depends on how hungry we are)
2 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
Ice Cubes

Fruit
1/2 C. Vanilla Soy Milk
1/2 C. Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 C. Juice (I like Bolthouse Juice Passion Juice (carrot, apple, and mango)
1/2 C. frozen fruit of your choice (pineapple and peaches go really well)
1 tbsp. ground flax seed meal

I don't normally have to eat anything else with either of these... the chocolate one is great for when you're craving a reese's cup!

ARUNYON Posts: 9
8/30/06 11:56 A

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen peaches

Using frozen fruit eliminates the need for ice.

Edited by: ARUNYON at: 8/30/2006 (11:57)
SCARLETTMINI Posts: 2,690
8/29/06 8:00 A

This is a great fruit combination.

1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple (no sugar added)
1/2 cup frozen cranberries
1/2 cup nonfat milk
3 large ice cubes
1/2 cup water
Sugar substitute to taste



SHARPIEGIRL Posts: 430
8/24/06 1:14 P

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 ice cubes


JWAHLTON Posts: 884
8/24/06 12:00 P

I wish I liked smoothies but I've never tasted one that I've liked.

LILPEDE Posts: 523
8/24/06 11:09 A

sorry I forgot to add I also add a cup of soy strawberry yogurt too

LILPEDE Posts: 523
8/24/06 11:08 A

1 cup vanilla soy milk
1/2 cup orange juice
1 banana
4-6 strawberries
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp flaxseed

yummy

SCARLETTMINI Posts: 2,690
8/24/06 10:23 A


This one looks kind of an ugly color but it tastes really great and is a good source of vitamins and minerals.

1/2 banana frozen
2 cups baby spinach
2 kiwi (skin on)
1/2 cup frozen bluberries
1/2 cup light soy milk
3/4 cup water
2 packets artificial sweetner


MONARCH36 Posts: 14
8/15/06 10:33 A

I am going to try some of these yummy sounding smoothies! I am new to this site and am learning so much! How filling are these? I would have to do them at home before leaving for work at about 0600 and don't get lunch until noonish.

SINCITYLULU Posts: 408
8/15/06 10:14 A

My favorite smoothie:

1 cup lite soy milk
1 small banana
1 tsp of PB
1/4 tsp splenda

PSYCHOGREENGIRL Posts: 9,247
8/15/06 8:49 A

in a perfect world, i'd down a thirsty's strawberry banana smoothie any time i had $3 in my pocket, but logic says try again.

i looked on the silk soymilk website and found a good one i can make at home--I do have some variations here, though, but look at the recipe on the website to see the base recipe (i don't remember the whole thing anymore, but i do know its quick and easy)

this is mine:

1 cup vanilla soymilk
1 banana
1/2 cup strawberries, raspberries, berry medley, blueberries, or cherries (whichever you want--i use frozen, can get all of these in the frozen food section)
2-4 tablespoons sherbet

chop up the bananas, use the blend/liquify setting on your home blender intermittently and just mess with it til nice and smoothly blended (and then some if you're blender-happy).

that's it for me.

Edited by: PSYCHOGREENGIRL at: 8/15/2006 (08:51)
KELLY_R Posts: 2,858
8/14/06 9:48 P

I've recently been making a purple smoothie. I try to go low-sugar with my smoothies and just get the natural sweetness of the fruits.

Anyhow, here's my purple smoothie recipe (makes 2 servings or one HUGE serving)

1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
1 cup plain soy or skim milk

You may need to add a little extra milk or water to thin it out enough to blend properly.

Sometimes I'll add a tablespoon of ground flax to my smoothie, too, for a fiber and healthy fat boost.


I recently made fruit salad on Sunday (cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, apples, bananas). It was WAY too much fruit for just both my boyfriend and I to eat all of it before it goes bad, so when I cut it all up, I put a large portion of the chopped up fruit into the freezer. I plan to just grab out a cup of that fruit salad mix at a time and throw it all together in the blender with some skim or plain soymilk and have that for smoothies, too. Quick and easy!!! (er - so long as the fruit didn't all freeze togther in one solid mass!)

SCARLETTMINI Posts: 2,690
8/14/06 9:34 P

1 c frozen peaches
1 ripe banana (not frozen)
1/2 cup nonfat milk
3/4 cup water
4 large ice cubes


MELI-MEL SparkPoints: (0)
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8/11/06 9:36 P

1/2 cup light soy milk
1/2 cup low sugar cran-apple juice
1/2 cup mixed berries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 cups/handfulls raw spinach
1/2 cup ice
sweetener to taste

Blend and enjoy!

Makes a large glass at just over 100 calories, 15 carbs and maybe 3-4 grams of fat.


BONNIEBEE SparkPoints: (0)
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8/11/06 7:37 P

berries, berries, berries

TKITTY Posts: 1,377
8/11/06 7:22 P

All of these sound yummy! I need to start making smoothies!

BETTYLICIOUS Posts: 67
8/11/06 7:11 P

1/2 cup Low cal OJ
1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/8 cup raspberries
1/8 cup Dannon Light 'N Fit Vanilla yogurt
1 small frozen banana
4 ice cubes


sometimes some high fiber bread along with, or some mixed nuts, or some egg whites!


PRIMATEKEEPER Posts: 1,265
8/11/06 6:35 P

Jamba Juice: Strawberrys Wild. BUT, they do make some really good low(er) calorie smoothies that are also very very good!

STARTINGOVER-11 Posts: 168
8/11/06 6:32 P

I'm going to try that shamrock shake for sure!

My breakfast shake:

1 1/2 cups mixed fruit (peaches, honeydew, grapes)
1/4 cup frozen mixed red berries (adds tartiness which i like)
1 small vanilla yogurt

I think most people would find it too tart so could add sugar substitute.

JENSJEN Posts: 4,377
8/11/06 6:30 P

Jamba Juice's all-fruit Mango

passionfruit-mango juice
frozen mangos
frozen strawberries
ice

yummy!!!

SCARLETTMINI Posts: 2,690
8/11/06 5:35 P

Shamrock Shake

3 c baby spinach
1 c nonfat milk/soy milk
1/2 c water
4 large ice cubes
4 packets artificial sweetner
1/8 tsp mint extract

KIMMIEMC2001 Posts: 2,960
7/5/06 8:00 P

line apple splash
1 3/2 cups apple juice
2-3 tbsp frozen limeade comcentrate
2 larger lime sherbet
1/2 cup ice

GOLFHACK98 Posts: 51
7/5/06 7:25 P

protein smoothie

1 cup OJ
3/4 cup blueberries
1 banana
1/2 cup strawberries
6 oz. nonfat yogurt
1 scoop protein powder

KIMMIEMC2001 Posts: 2,960
7/5/06 5:17 P

berry banana blaster

1 1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey
2 cups frozen stawberries
1 banana
1/2 cup ice

CUDA440 SparkPoints: (64,222)
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7/5/06 1:58 P

6-8 OZ of light vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup crushed ice / or small cubes.

I think it only has about 125 Calories per serving and it makes 2 servings.

Or sometimes I use frozen berries, and some orange juice you can either drink it, or freeze for popsicles.

Beckie

ELFMAGE7 Posts: 5,911
7/5/06 11:18 A

For mine I usually use:

1 cup of light no fat yogurt
1 cup soy milk
frozen fruit, any variety that I have

It's not bad actually.

PARROTHEAD Posts: 250
7/5/06 10:49 A

No other foods with my smoothie. Favorite recipe is

1c skim milk
1/4 c. part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 c blueberries

sometimes add in: fat free vanilla frozen yogurt, flax seeds, or a scoop of soy protein powder

PUGSLY1 Posts: 454
7/5/06 2:52 A

i really need to buy a blender.

BLUEPANCAKE Posts: 542
7/5/06 2:35 A

5 icecubes with the following frozen fruit*
6 blueberries
5 strawberries
1/4 banana
50g pineapple

and 2 tbsp sugar free yogurt plus some protein powder and 1tbsp maple syrup. needs about 100-150ml cold water to even it out.

TOPCATO SparkPoints: (4,786)
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Posts: 524
7/4/06 3:29 P

Those all sound very good.

HEYJUDE1358 Posts: 456
7/4/06 3:06 P

I make a smoothie almost everyday for a mid-morning snack.

1 1/2 cups frozen fruit (any combo you want)
1/2 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
1 cup diet green tea
Blend until smooth.
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PUDGY_PRINCESS Posts: 269
7/4/06 10:50 A

I really love the Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe that I got on this site in the recipes section (under snacks). Instead of frozen strawberries, I use fresh, and add probably 2 cups, which is way more than the recipe calls for. The recipes says it makes 2 portions, but I split it into 3, as it's quite filling. It tastes like a real indulgence, but it's so good for you!

ZVEZDASTRIC SparkPoints: (0)
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7/4/06 8:44 A

low fat yogurt, banana, blueberries

BARBIE66 SparkPoints: (57,231)
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Posts: 2,727
7/4/06 7:48 A

STAWBERRY AND BANANA YUMMY

TATORTOT Posts: 53,155
7/3/06 8:53 A

I love them all

FADEDTOMEMORY Posts: 33
7/3/06 12:46 A

my mom bought me one of those 'magic bullet' blenders, and they are absolutely wonderful. lots of times i'll make a smoothie in that to replace a meal with, and they are the perfect size!

3 ice cubes
2-3 tablespoons yogurt (flavor dependant on fruit added)
1 cup orange juice, give or take
3/4 cup frozen fruit, give or take

my mom finds this recipe a bit on the sour side, but i don't! when i make hers, i add a packet of splenda just to sweeten it up a bit.

have fun making smoothies!

wanda.

MOMMYSARAHANN Posts: 274
7/3/06 12:29 A

My recent favorite-
One frozen banana (put it in the freezer the night before)
One tablespoon of peanut butter
One cup of skim milk
One tablespoon of Nesquick powder

I know you won't believe me until you try this, but it really does taste like a chocolate shake...and it's full of vitamins, calcium, and potassium (which I can never seem to get enough of!)

LAI-YEE Posts: 472
7/2/06 10:20 P

1 banana
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup frozen diced mango
1/2 cup soy milk
1/4 cup orange juice

it makes a very satisfying breakfast or lunch!

Edited by: LAI-YEE at: 7/3/2006 (09:39)
KIMMIEMC2001 Posts: 2,960
7/2/06 8:08 P

I LOVE ALL THE SMOTHIES. MY MIX 2 TO 3 FRUIT TOGETING.

BARBIE55 Posts: 293
7/2/06 7:07 P

I'll start by sharing my favorite protein powder, Jay Robb's Whey Protein powder vanilla. It has several good recipes on the label. I like to use one scoop of protein powder, a cup of fresh or frozen fruit, a small container of low carb yogurt in a flavor to match or compliment the fruit, for liquid I use milk, or lo-cal orange juice or v-8 fruit juice,or water and a little crystal lite, I add liquid until I get the consistency I like and if I want it icier I add some ice cubes; optional things I like to add in for more protein and fiber are 1 Tblsp of almond butter, 1Tblsp of ground flax seed, 1/4c of bran buds. I am sure I never do exactly the same thing twice. Sometimes it needs a little sweetener and I'll add a little splenda, sometimes I add a little flavoring extract just adding a little at a time. I just taste it and doctor it until I like it. Have Fun with it.

STEF_NIE Posts: 1,049
7/2/06 6:30 P

I love throwing fruit together in the blender...pretty much whatever we have around. But I absolutely *love* adding a bit of kiwi to add a bit of punch to it!

FOODPOOD Posts: 500
7/2/06 6:03 P

I love Sparkpeople's banana spiced smoothie recipe, but have dressed it up a lot. For one person, they call for half a banana, half an orange, a cup of yogurt, 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger, and I think a half tsp of vanilla. Blend, then add a couple of ice cubes, and blend again. I use all those ingredients, but like it spicier, so I add more ginger, some cardamom, and then--you may want to try this in a very small batch even if you're adventurous--a half a pinch of cayenne and a dash of ground coriander. I also add about a teaspoon of something called pomegranite molasses, but that's just being kind of wild. I've started having these everyday, and love them. But even the regular version with just the ginger and vanilla is superb.

SPECTRE70 Posts: 2,104
6/1/06 10:42 A

Mangos and yogurt, a little soy milk or water to thin as necessary, and a little sweetener of choice to taste if the mangos or yogurt aren't sweet to begin with.

VOLKSWILLOW Posts: 302
6/1/06 10:39 A

I love Smoothies - I may have to get myself a blender, too!!

My favourite ones are the all fruit variety, that are freshly made.
Strawberry, orange juice and kiwi is my absolute favourite, and it's good with a bit of soda water for sparkle, too! :)

I don't do anything as complicated as sarah55 does when making them, I just throw some apple or orange juice into the blender, followed by some friut, and see what comes out!!

SARAH55 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/1/06 10:21 A

Hi Bekah!

Good for you for purchasing a blender...I do not know what I would do without mine!
I have sooo many smoothie recipes that I enjoy. First, I start with a base - you can use fruit juice, sf juice (such as crystal light) or milk - depending on your goals. Then I add frozen blueberries, strawberries, raspberries etc. Here are a few of my favorites:
~Breakfast smoothie: 1 cup Crystal Light (I like the orange for this) 1/4 c frozen blueberries, 7 frozen strawberries, and a scoop of vanilla protein powder (some folks don't like this, I don't know what I would do without it!) Blend together and - yum!
~Post workout smoothie - 1 cup milk, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder and 1 banana (frozen)1/4 cup of oat bran - blend.
I also like blueberries, strawberries and a banana blended together with either milk or juice - very good. Orange juice and banans are sooo good together, and it is even better if the bananas are frozen. If juice gives you too much of a sugar rush/crash, just use a Crystal Light type product or milk. Just play around with different fruits and flavors...(peaches, pineapple etc) and in no time you are sure to have quite a smootie recipe collection! Have fun :)

~Beth

FREDMYN Posts: 516
6/1/06 9:54 A

I am going to buy a blender so I can start making smoothies for breakfast. I'm looking to try something new and I need your help!

1)Please give your favorite smoothie recipe

2)What other foods do you have along with your smoothie?

Thanks!

Bekah

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