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.
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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!
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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.
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)
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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!)
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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
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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.
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14,094 8/11/06 7:37 P
berries, berries, berries
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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.
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Challenge 2 - 10/06/06 till 01/07/06, 63.8kg to 61kg. missed, at 62.6kg.
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524 7/4/06 3:29 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.
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!
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353 7/4/06 8:44 A
low fat yogurt, banana, blueberries
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STAWBERRY AND BANANA YUMMY
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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.
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.
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.
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Lowest weight since Spark: 191.5
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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!!
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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 :)
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