Any good smoothie recipes?

Posted on: Sun, 12/31/2006 - 6:44am
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I was wondering if anyone had any good smoothie recipes? Any ideas?

Posted on: Sun, 12/31/2006 - 7:05am
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We love smoothies... DD and I both have them for breakfast on a pretty regular basis. I don't know that you necessarily [i]need[/i] a recipe... but
2-4 tbs crushed ice
4-6 frozen strawberries
1 med banana
1 tbs sugar
1- 1.5 c vanilla soy milk (or skim milk, or rice milk, depending upon allergies)
BLEND ON, dude. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
You can pretty much put whatever you like in them. Frozen whole berries are particularly nice, but orange juice mixed with a vanilla milk of some kind would probably taste a lot like an Orange Julius.
Sunbutter works well with bananas and adds a nice protein punch. Tofu can do the same thing if you aren't soy allergic. If you can have milk, skim milk powder or yogurt is a great way to pump up the protein. You can sweeten them with honey or sugar-- we tend to use artificial sweeteners instead. Cream can make a smoothie which is almost mousse-like in texture. VERY decadent. But not so healthy or lo-cal. LOL!
Generally 1 part frozen ingredients to 1 part liquid ones works.
We bought DD and I a simple smoothie maker for Xmas this year... I forget what brand it is, but we got it at Target and are so far very pleased with it. It operates inverted on a stable base. It makes large or small single servings and looks like it will work great for pesto, tomato salsas and salad dressings too.
It also makes a mean Pina Colada. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] For MOM.

Posted on: Sun, 12/31/2006 - 7:18am
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Oh your ideas do sound soooo good!
I kind of winged it this morning with blueberries, vanilla yogurt, a little milk and sugar. It turned out much nicer than I thought it would for a first attempt. My DS thought it was ice cream. LOL
I am now officially addicted to smoothies and can't wait to try some of your ideas, especially the Pina Colada...Yummy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Thanks again!

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 2:40pm
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I use a "banana smoothie" powder mix I find in the produce section, and follow the recipe on the back. I use whole milk and sometimes, add blueberries when in season. The mix works for my children, not sure if it would work for all. When I wasn't nursing, hubby and I would spike *ours* with a bit of rum....

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 1:00am
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Frozen fruit, yogurt, coconut milk (optional), protein powder, and a dash of vanilla. OJ can thin it out, as can regular milk. Sugar is never necessary with all the fruit!
ygg

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 1:14am
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This is what DD had for dinner last night... (we ate a late lunch)...
1 banana
1/4 c crushed ice
1 c vanilla soy milk
3 tbs Hershey syrup (dark)
Just like a chocolate shake... Fabulous.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 1:58am
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Here's how I make mine, on an almost daily basis (all measurements are approximate):
1 banana
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup crushed ice
dash of orange juice
Blend away. Makes 2 kid-size servings. Sometimes I add frozen berries, and use water instead of OJ to thin it out.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 11:19am
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we make a few different kinds
banana
vanilla rice milk
strawberries (frozen)
blueberries
yogurt (soy) in our case
or
orange juice
banana
strawberry
I rarely add any sugar but if not sweat enough sometimes put in a little honey. I buy overripe bananas and keep them frozen for smoothies. They are sweater.
------------------
Lalow
James 5 yrs, NKA
Ben 4 yrs, PA and MA

Posted on: Sun, 12/31/2006 - 7:05am
Corvallis Mom's picture
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Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

We love smoothies... DD and I both have them for breakfast on a pretty regular basis. I don't know that you necessarily [i]need[/i] a recipe... but
2-4 tbs crushed ice
4-6 frozen strawberries
1 med banana
1 tbs sugar
1- 1.5 c vanilla soy milk (or skim milk, or rice milk, depending upon allergies)
BLEND ON, dude. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
You can pretty much put whatever you like in them. Frozen whole berries are particularly nice, but orange juice mixed with a vanilla milk of some kind would probably taste a lot like an Orange Julius.
Sunbutter works well with bananas and adds a nice protein punch. Tofu can do the same thing if you aren't soy allergic. If you can have milk, skim milk powder or yogurt is a great way to pump up the protein. You can sweeten them with honey or sugar-- we tend to use artificial sweeteners instead. Cream can make a smoothie which is almost mousse-like in texture. VERY decadent. But not so healthy or lo-cal. LOL!
Generally 1 part frozen ingredients to 1 part liquid ones works.
We bought DD and I a simple smoothie maker for Xmas this year... I forget what brand it is, but we got it at Target and are so far very pleased with it. It operates inverted on a stable base. It makes large or small single servings and looks like it will work great for pesto, tomato salsas and salad dressings too.
It also makes a mean Pina Colada. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] For MOM.

Posted on: Sun, 12/31/2006 - 7:18am
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Oh your ideas do sound soooo good!
I kind of winged it this morning with blueberries, vanilla yogurt, a little milk and sugar. It turned out much nicer than I thought it would for a first attempt. My DS thought it was ice cream. LOL
I am now officially addicted to smoothies and can't wait to try some of your ideas, especially the Pina Colada...Yummy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Thanks again!

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 2:40pm
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Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

I use a "banana smoothie" powder mix I find in the produce section, and follow the recipe on the back. I use whole milk and sometimes, add blueberries when in season. The mix works for my children, not sure if it would work for all. When I wasn't nursing, hubby and I would spike *ours* with a bit of rum....

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 1:00am
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Frozen fruit, yogurt, coconut milk (optional), protein powder, and a dash of vanilla. OJ can thin it out, as can regular milk. Sugar is never necessary with all the fruit!
ygg

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 1:14am
Corvallis Mom's picture
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Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

This is what DD had for dinner last night... (we ate a late lunch)...
1 banana
1/4 c crushed ice
1 c vanilla soy milk
3 tbs Hershey syrup (dark)
Just like a chocolate shake... Fabulous.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 1:58am
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Joined: 08/11/2006 - 09:00

Here's how I make mine, on an almost daily basis (all measurements are approximate):
1 banana
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup crushed ice
dash of orange juice
Blend away. Makes 2 kid-size servings. Sometimes I add frozen berries, and use water instead of OJ to thin it out.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 11:19am
lalow's picture
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Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

we make a few different kinds
banana
vanilla rice milk
strawberries (frozen)
blueberries
yogurt (soy) in our case
or
orange juice
banana
strawberry
I rarely add any sugar but if not sweat enough sometimes put in a little honey. I buy overripe bananas and keep them frozen for smoothies. They are sweater.
------------------
Lalow
James 5 yrs, NKA
Ben 4 yrs, PA and MA

Posted on: Sun, 12/31/2006 - 7:05am
Corvallis Mom's picture
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Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

We love smoothies... DD and I both have them for breakfast on a pretty regular basis. I don't know that you necessarily [i]need[/i] a recipe... but
2-4 tbs crushed ice
4-6 frozen strawberries
1 med banana
1 tbs sugar
1- 1.5 c vanilla soy milk (or skim milk, or rice milk, depending upon allergies)
BLEND ON, dude. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
You can pretty much put whatever you like in them. Frozen whole berries are particularly nice, but orange juice mixed with a vanilla milk of some kind would probably taste a lot like an Orange Julius.
Sunbutter works well with bananas and adds a nice protein punch. Tofu can do the same thing if you aren't soy allergic. If you can have milk, skim milk powder or yogurt is a great way to pump up the protein. You can sweeten them with honey or sugar-- we tend to use artificial sweeteners instead. Cream can make a smoothie which is almost mousse-like in texture. VERY decadent. But not so healthy or lo-cal. LOL!
Generally 1 part frozen ingredients to 1 part liquid ones works.
We bought DD and I a simple smoothie maker for Xmas this year... I forget what brand it is, but we got it at Target and are so far very pleased with it. It operates inverted on a stable base. It makes large or small single servings and looks like it will work great for pesto, tomato salsas and salad dressings too.
It also makes a mean Pina Colada. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] For MOM.

Posted on: Sun, 12/31/2006 - 7:18am
HJK's picture
HJK
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Joined: 06/07/2006 - 09:00

Oh your ideas do sound soooo good!
I kind of winged it this morning with blueberries, vanilla yogurt, a little milk and sugar. It turned out much nicer than I thought it would for a first attempt. My DS thought it was ice cream. LOL
I am now officially addicted to smoothies and can't wait to try some of your ideas, especially the Pina Colada...Yummy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Thanks again!

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 2:40pm
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Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

I use a "banana smoothie" powder mix I find in the produce section, and follow the recipe on the back. I use whole milk and sometimes, add blueberries when in season. The mix works for my children, not sure if it would work for all. When I wasn't nursing, hubby and I would spike *ours* with a bit of rum....

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 1:00am
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Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

Frozen fruit, yogurt, coconut milk (optional), protein powder, and a dash of vanilla. OJ can thin it out, as can regular milk. Sugar is never necessary with all the fruit!
ygg

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 1:14am
Corvallis Mom's picture
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Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

This is what DD had for dinner last night... (we ate a late lunch)...
1 banana
1/4 c crushed ice
1 c vanilla soy milk
3 tbs Hershey syrup (dark)
Just like a chocolate shake... Fabulous.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 1:58am
dulcinea's picture
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Joined: 08/11/2006 - 09:00

Here's how I make mine, on an almost daily basis (all measurements are approximate):
1 banana
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup crushed ice
dash of orange juice
Blend away. Makes 2 kid-size servings. Sometimes I add frozen berries, and use water instead of OJ to thin it out.

Posted on: Wed, 01/31/2007 - 11:19am
lalow's picture
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Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

we make a few different kinds
banana
vanilla rice milk
strawberries (frozen)
blueberries
yogurt (soy) in our case
or
orange juice
banana
strawberry
I rarely add any sugar but if not sweat enough sometimes put in a little honey. I buy overripe bananas and keep them frozen for smoothies. They are sweater.
------------------
Lalow
James 5 yrs, NKA
Ben 4 yrs, PA and MA

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