I had a book with me, but I preferred to simply flip through a magazine rather than be interrupted in the middle of a chapter of a good book I am reading while waiting for a DEXA test this past week. It proved to be my lucky magazine day and was able to read my book during the long wait for Dial a Ride after the test instead! This is a scrumptious treat and if you would like to dress it up then garnish with an orange slice and/or a piece of cubed peach on a fancy toothpick.
1/2 tsp orange zest
1 peeled orange
1 cup orange sherbet
1 cup orange juice
1 cup fresh or frozen peaches
Place all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth and serve.
Source: This recipe is in the May issue of the Ladies Home Journal titled as Peach Creamsicle. I renamed it because it has more of an orange flavor than peach flavor.
I never get bored with this one and have it nearly every day and what a healthy and easy way to start each day! Of course you can switch the raspberries for other fruits but the banana gives this smoothie a lovely richness so the banana is a keeper ;-)
8 oz orange juice
1 large firm ripe banana
1/2 cup raspberries
1 heaping Tbsp. vanilla protein powder (my favorite for over 30 years is Lindberg Protein Blend)
We love smoothies, but fresh fruit costs too much in the wintertime. Other than a case of oranges, we buy very little. In the summer we can rely on the garden. Coincidentally, I have put up plenty of jars of fruit that have been just sitting on the shelf. It finally dawned on me that there was a connection. This is the recipe I use now:
1 quart of home-canned fruit
1 pint of plain (homemade) yogurt
1 cup to 2 cups crushed pineapple
honey to taste
Put everything in the blender and liquefy it. If you like a thicker smoothie, drain the syrup off the fruit before putting it in the blender. If you leave it in, you don't need as much honey.
Makes 6 cups. Serve cold. If you put the jar of fruit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours first, your smoothie will already be chilled.
Combine yogurt, banana, and Equal, in blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Add half of frozen fruit. Blend until smooth. Repeat with remaining frozen fruit. Serve immediately in tall glasses.
We all hear it - we must have an acutely large serving of fruits and veggies a day!! But who really wants to, especially considering the possibly inversely proportionate ratio of effort expended to taste? Nobody! So, the thing to do is to have lots of smoothies!
This is a smoothie I present here that is a very personal variation of many one can see online, and it is a personal favourite. It's tasty even for veggie haters! It is also vegan/raw for those who are monitoring such things.
16 oz Water ($free)
8 oz Almond or Soy Milk ($50cents)
8 units Banana ($1.50)
8 units Dates ($2)
2 tsp Ginger Powder OR ($50cents)
1 oz Ginger Root ($20cents)
1/2 cup Coconut Powder (optional) ($50cents)
2 cups raw Swiss Chard or Spinach ($1)
1/2 cup raw Cilantro ($25cents)
1/2 cup raw Mustard Greens ($50cents)
Chop up bananas into halves and make sure dates are de-pitted. Wash greens; then chop up to a manageable size. Cut up ginger if using ginger root.
measure out all remaining ingredient, and blend - generally start with the greens so as to ensure they are as pureed as possible - then add dates, bananas, and finally everything else
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It's fresh, quick, and easy. Put ice cubes and milk in blender and set to crush. Once ice is crushed, add fruit and blend until smooth; about 3 minutes. I rotate fruit. READ MORE
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1 cup ice
1 cup vanilla lowfat yogurt
1 cup fresh fruit (I love strawberries)
Splenda or sugar to taste
Put ice in a blender or Magic Bullet. Blend until crushed. Add yogurt, fruit and sugar or Splenda to taste. Blend until smooth. Pour into large glass and enjoy!
RE: Fruit Smoothie
I don't care what anyone says, my Magic Bullet is worth every penny, I swear. I LOVE it. So handy. I do this: frozen bananas (peeled first of course), frozen peaches (bought in bulk), frozen cantaloupe (in season), plain yogurt (all flavored yogurts have sugar in them), stevia powder (in spices jars at the natural food store) and a few drops of real vanilla. My kids love my smoothies. My friends love my smoothies. I also do coffee drinks in my Magic Bullet, much cheaper than at the expensive coffeehouse. (08/21/2008)