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6/5/07 4:58 P

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Just tried one that I L - O - V - E

Strawberry Cherry Slush

1 1/3 c. froz pitted sweet cherries
1 c. froz unsweetened strawberries
1 can (12 oz) diet cherry-flavored lemon-line soda I used Black Cherry Fresca as suggested
2 Tbspn. Splenda
2 Tbspn. Cool Whip Free
1 Tbspn. lemon juice

Blend and enjoy. Makes 4 servings one tiny little satisfying point each! I didn't have anyone to share mine with so I used the magic bullet party cup and split the recipe in fourths then drank the rest of the soda...YUUUUMMMMMMMYYYYY!

I should add for those that don't do points: Cal 53, Fat .5 G, Protein .8 G, Carbs 12.6, Fiber 1.8, 0 Cholesterol, Iron .4mg, 1mg Sodium and 13 mg calcium

Shelly


Edited by: SHELLY66 at: 6/11/2007 (19:48)
I'm doing this to be healthier and to feel better about myself. The weight loss is not the ultimate goal, but a great perk along the way.



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5/1/07 12:01 A

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I use the Weight Watcher ones they sell at meetings.

Easy and convenient.

Gayle



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4/17/07 12:23 A

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what is the best smootie base to use? milk, juice, yogurt?

 
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4/15/07 5:58 P

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I make a great smoothie using frozen blueberries, milk (skim or 2%), a little brown sugar and some cocoa powder. Yum!

I don't see why you couldn't just sub out any other kind of juice for the orange juice as long as it would still taste good with the other ingredients.

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4/15/07 4:46 P

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I love smoothies but I'm alleric to oranges / orange juice. Does anyone know a tasy substitute when orange juice is used in a smoothie?

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Yummy Orange Dream Smoothie

ingredients:
1/2c fat free vanilla yogurt
1/2c light orange juice
1 sm banana
1 c fat free vanilla soymilk (you can use skim if you like)
1tsp vanilla extract
1tsp orange extract
1/2 c or a few chunks of frozen pinapple
optional:
1 - 2 tbsp of protein powder

combine ingredients in a blender. cover & blend on high until fully mixed and frothy.


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2/18/07 4:10 P

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at home with gladys knight (diabetic cookbook)

zingy tropical surprise
prep time 5 mins
serves 2
1 cup

ingredients
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon or orange juice
1 large ripe frozen banana
2 tbsp fat free dry milk powder
4 ice cubes

combine ingredients in a blender. cover & blend on high until fully mixed and frothy.

161 cal, 4 from fat
0 total fat
0 sat fat
1 mg chol
25 mg sodium
39 g carb
2 g fiber
31 g sugars
3 g protein

3 ww points

exchanges 2 1/2 fruit

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2/18/07 4:08 P

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at home with gladys knight (diabetic cookbook)

pumpkin smoothie
prep time - 5 mins
serves 1
serving size 1 3/4 cup

ingredients
1/2 cup pumpkin, canned
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chilled apple juice
1/4 cup fat free milk
1/4 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
3 ice cubes

combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. serve cold. garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired.

159 cal (5 from fat)
1 total fat
0 sat fat
3 mg chol
85 mg sodium
35 g carb
4 g fiber
25 g sugar
6 g protein

2 ww points

exchanges 2 1/2 carb

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2/18/07 4:05 P

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at home with gladys knight (diabetic cookbook)

chocolate almond smoothie
prep time - 5 mins
serves 2
1 cup

ingredients
1 cup fat free vanilla frozen yogurg
3/4 cup fat free lactose-free milk (i'd use 1%)
2 tbsp chocolate syrup (i'd use light or sugar free)
1/8 tsp almond extract
1/8 tsp vanilla extract

combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

187 cal, 0 from fat
0 total fat
0 sat fat
2 mg chol
151 mg sodium
40 g carb
0 fiber
36 g sugar
7 g protein

4 ww points

exchanges - 2 1/2 carb

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2/18/07 4:02 P

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at home with gladys knight (diabetic cookbook)

banana strawberry smoothie
prep time - 5 mins
serves 5
1 cup

ingredients
2 medium-size very ripe bananas, cut into small chunks and frozen
2 cups strawberries, frozen
2 cups orange juice
1/2 tsp splenda for recipes OR 1 1/2 packet splenda OR 1 tbsp splenda spoonful

place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth

119 cal (3 from fat)
0 total fat
0 sat fat
0 chol
3 mg sodium
30 g carb
3 g fiber
24 g sugar
1 g protein

2 ww points

exchanges - 2 fruit

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2/7/07 9:47 A

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From www.cdkitchen.com

Sherbet Smoothies

Category: Smoothie
Serves/Makes: 4 Ready In:30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 pints lemon sherbet, softened
1 1/2 cup cold milk
2 cups frozen peaches or raspberries

Directions:
In blender or food processor, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately in chilled glasses.











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2/6/07 9:13 A

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From the back of the pineapple label

Pineapple Berry Smoothie
Makes 5 servings

1 can (20oz) Crushed pineapple undrained
1 cup vanillat nonfat yogurt
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup pineapple juice (can use others)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries or raspberries
1/2 cup ice cubes

combine crushed pineapple, yogurt, banana, juice, stawberries and ice cube in blender or food processor container. Cover, blend until smooth.

Calories 147
fat 0g
cholesterol 1mg
sodium 37mg
carbs 35g
protein 4g











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2/1/07 9:39 A

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from hungrygirl.com

Thick & Creamy Banana Caramel Smoothie


1 smoothie 130 calories
1.5g fat
220mg sodium
27g carbs
1.5g fiber
7g sugars
3g protein
2 Points

Ingredients:

1/2 small banana
2 oz. 8th Continent Light Vanilla Soymilk (or another light vanilla soymilk**)
1 cup crushed ice
3 packets SPLENDA
1 JELL-O Sugar Free Pudding Snack, Dulce de Leche or Creamy Caramel

*Optional: Cool Whip Free and banana slice; for topping

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a glass, and (if desired) top with fat-free whipped cream and banana slice. Enjoy!












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1/30/07 1:12 P

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Reprinted with permission by Public Health Seattle & King County (Sparkpeople recipes)

Fresh Hawaiian Smoothie
Fat: 0.6 g
Carbohydrates: 32.9g
Calories: 133.6
Protein: 1.4g

Cool, refreshing, and great for you!
1/2 cup mango, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup cantaloupe, fresh or frozen
1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup pineapple juice (or more to thin)

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 10 seconds or until smooth.

Makes 2 servings.













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1/27/07 10:07 P

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Thanks Hobo.... this is awesome!

I think I can! I think I can!


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1/27/07 6:17 P

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As long as this was brought up we might as well use the space for some recipe ideas.

I got these two from HungryGirl.com

Apple Pie in the Sky Smoothie
(150 calories, 0.5g fat, 136mg sodium, 29g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 16g sugars, 5g
protein = 3 points)
Ingredients:
1/3 cup light vanilla soy milk
1/2 container Yoplait Light, Apple Turnover
1/3 container Motts Healthy Harvest Apple Sauce (NSA)
3 Splenda packets
2 oz Water
1 tsp. sugar free cinnamon sugar (or 1/4 tsp. plain cinnamon)
1 tsp. Fat Free Vanilla Coffee-mate creamer (powder) (12)
bag Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs, Honey Maid Cinnamon Thin Crisps
(crushed)
6-8 ice cubes
2 Tbsp. FF Cool Whip or 1 serving of FF Reddi-Wip

Directions:
Place soy milk, yogurt, apple sauce, Splenda, water, cinnamon sugar (or
cinnamon), creamer (dissolved in 1 oz. water), half of your crushed thin
crisps and ice in blender. Blend on highest speed for 30-45 seconds, or until
fully blended. Pour into a tall, attractive glass. Top with your desired whipped
topping and sprinkle remaining crisps on top. Drink up!



Banana Cream Pie Bonanaza!
(170 calories, 0.5g fat, 123mg sodium, 37g carbs, 2g fiber, 17g sugars, 4g
protein = 3 points)
Ingredients:
1/3 cup light vanilla soy milk
1/3 container of Yoplait Light Vanilla Yogurt
medium banana (frozen, cut into pieces)
3 Splenda packets
2 oz. water
1 tsp. Fat Free Vanilla Coffee-mate creamer (powder)
bag Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs, Honey Maid Cinnamon Thin Crisps
(crushed)
6-8 ice cubes
2 Tbsp. FF Cool Whip or one serving of FF Reddi-Wip

Directions:
Place soy milk, yogurt, banana, Splenda, water, creamer (dissolved in 1 oz.
water), half of your crushed thin crisps, and ice in blender. Blend on highest
speed for 30-45 seconds. If you don't have a powerful blender, you may
want to add the ice slowly, to make sure it crushes properly. Your smoothie
is ready when it's at your desired consistency. Pour into a tall, pretty glass.
Top with whipped topping. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon thin crisps on top.
Enjoy a lot!

This one is from Weight Watchers:

EGG NOG SMOOTHIE
1 Weight Watchers French Vanilla Smoothie packet
1 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup Eggbeaters
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp imitation rum extract
6-8 ice cubes
Mix all together in a blender; garnish with nutmeg.


This one is from AOL diet& Fitness

Berry-Good Smoothie
1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen blueberries
(I used 3/4 cup unsweetened frozen fruit..any)
1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
(I used fat free yogurt)
1/2 cup cranberry-blueberry juice
(I used 1/2 cup simply orange juice)
1 tbsp flaxseed
(I used 2 caplets that I cut open and poured into mix, and I added 1 packet splenda)
Blend on high till the right consitancy develops.

My Version Nutrition:
Calories 106
Fat 1g
Carbohydrateds 16g
Protein 8g
Calcium 25g
Cholesterol 2g




Edited by: HOBO55 at: 1/27/2007 (18:18)










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1/8/07 8:28 P

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I add protein powder to mine (vanilla - goes with anything). This helps. Also, ice or fat-free frozen yogurt works, too.

I don't have to be perfect, I just have to do better. :)

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a few cubes of ice. start with 4, and work your way up?

Don't do anything to lose weight that you aren't willing to do for the rest of your life to maintain it! *unknown*

"If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results." - Jack Dixon
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1/8/07 1:22 P

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I just made some... berries & yogurt (low fat). I added in some OJ too for the Vit. C. It is so liquidy. How can I thincken them up?

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