Post # 1
I want to start eating better and being healthier and I heard that smoothies are a good way to get what you need. I tried to make one over the weekend and it ended in disaster. So I was wondering if you all had some recipes you’d like to share with me?
Post # 3
How did it end in disaster? What did you put in it?
I’ve had success with yogurt, frozen berries, some honey, and ice. Juice, in small amounts, if the mix isn’t wet enough.
Post # 4
1 yogurt (any type, I prefer greek, flavor depends on the fruit I mix in – blueberry if I make a blueberry one, peach if I add peaches)
3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/4 cup skim milk
1 frozen banana, peeled (when they start to get brown on the counter, I toss them in the fridge to use in smoothies)
3/4 cup frozen fruit (if you have fresh then just add a few ice cubes to thicken it)
I drink one of these every morning. They are so yummy and keep me FULL for hours. Try searching on Pinterest for smoothies – I have a ton of recipes from there.
Post # 5
My go to smoothie when I don’t have much time is frozen berries, fresh berries, ice and acai berry juice.
If I have more time I make the Green Monster – 1 frozen sliced banana, 1 table spoon of peanut butter, 1/2 of vanilla Chobani, 1 cup of almond milk (any milk is fine), 4 cups of baby spinach. It taste like a peanut butter banana smoothie.
Post # 6
I had no idea what I was doing, and it was a bland mess. I couldnt even drink it.
I kind of hate the taste of yogurt. Can you taste it when you put it in the smoothie? I heard about using spinach in your smoothies too, and that you cant taste it in there.
I have protein powder and I can’t remember the name of the oil I got (a “healthy” fat or something like that) I am definitely looking to be full after I drink it too.
I tried looking on pinterested and they were all just pictures… I never saw recipes. I did JUST join though so maybe I am not doing something right?
Post # 7
You don’t really taste the yogurt, it just makes it a little bit creamier and it adds a lot of protein to it. You can sometimes taste the flavors if you add in a flavored yogurt, but you don’t taste that sourness that comes with yogurt.
If you mix the smoothie correctly in the blender you shouldn’t be able to taste the spinach, just make sure you blend it for about a minute.
If you see something on pinterest, click on the pictures. Sometimes the recipe will be added in the comments if the person who added it took the time to do so. If it isn’t click on the picture again and it should load the web page that the picture came from.
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Here’s some I pinned on Pinterest:
One of my favorites I’ve had since childhood, we called it “Breakfast in a Glass”:
- 1/2-3/4 cup milk
- 1 banana
- 1 spoonful frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 raw egg
- squeeze of honey
- 1 spoonful wheat germ
Post # 10
I am all about green smoothies!!! So good…kind of taste like grass at first but thats when you add a little more fruit for a less green taste.
Post # 11
@miss narwhal: lol, tastes like grass! yum!
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Mmmmm… love me some smoothies in the summertime.
Here is one I do all the time. It fills up the blender and makes two large smoothies or three medium smoothies.
One cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons bran
1-2 cups Trop 50 red orange juice
2 cups frozen tropical fruit (I get mine from Costco; it’s called Festival Blend and includes pineapple, mango, papaya and strawberries)
2 packs Splenda sweetener
Blend until smooth. If it is too thick, add a cup or so of water.
Sometimes I vary it by using the Cascadian Farm organic frozen fruit blend — blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries — with Trop 50 blueberry-pomegranate juice.
Post # 15
I make my own kefir (which is like yogurt), so I end up making a lot of smoothies. Here is my no-fail recipe.
1 cup plain yogurt or kefir (you can buy it at the grocery store)
1 frozen banana softened 30 seconds in the microwave
4-5 frozen strawberries softened 30 seconds in the microwave (unless you have a really powerful blender)
1/3 cup mango juice
you can also add flax seeds or chia seeds for extra fiber and texture. Just make sure your get ground flax seeds because your body cannot digest them whole.
This recipe is also endlessly customizable. The mainstays are the yogurt/kefir and the banana. Without the banana, you might find the smoothie too tart or the wrong consistency, though a half a banana works too. You can add any other kind of fruit – I often use mango, peaches, blueberries, and pineapple. I always buy frozen fruit because it’s so much cheaper and easier and then you don’t have to add ice to the smoothie to get it cold. You can also add some sugar if you want to sweeten it, but that’s what I like to use the mango juice for.
Post # 16
@SandyToes: Sounds like how I make mine, only I add a scoop of protein powder and a little bit of juice. Yummy! I think I’m going to ask SO to make us one for breakfast tomorrow. 😉