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 ;-)
Blend ingredients in a blender, pour and serve.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!
This is a delicious way to start a morning, using nutritional and tasty ingredients. Makes a good mid-day "pick-me-up", too. Takes a little prep, the night before but well worth the effort!
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.
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.
In a blender or food processor, puree all items, adding a few ice cubes at a time. Serve immediately.
For a really delicious and healthy treat, take two oranges and squeeze them into a blender. Then, whatever fruit you have available, for example, pineapple, peeled and cored apple, strawberries, blueberries, whatever you like.
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth serve over ice...
Rinse and freeze in a single layer (on a baking sheet), then store in ziploc bags. Use frozen in smoothies. They will thicken the smoothie as well as taste great.
Make smoothies or juice from concentrate to stay cool.
Smoothies are a great way to start your morning, they help give you the energy you need plus 75% of your fruit serving for the day.
This is a great, yummy, fall-ish beverage!
Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in blender container; blend until smooth. Add ice cubes; blend all until thickened.
Start your morning of right with this delicious smoothie!
In blender combine strawberry juice, strawberries, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Cover and blend until nearly smooth(there should be chunks of strawberries visible) divide into glasses and enjoy
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until frothy. Stir well. Serve over ice.
Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
I would like some recipes for smoothies.
Aaron from Woodbridge, VA
For a quick breakfast smoothie use frozen bananas chunked into the blender with some milk, a little sugar, and maybe even some yogurt or honey. The frozen bananas replace ice cubes in other shake recipes, and make it cold and frothy.
Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Banana Smoothie
Put 1 ripe banana (peeled) in your blender. Add one HEAPING Tbsp. peanut butter and one HEAPING Tbsp. of honey (adjust to your taste). Fill container 1/2 full of ice cubes and cover the ice cubes with chocolate soy milk. Blend til smooth. Our favorite smoothie! Tastes like a milk shake, but much healthier!
I make banana smoothies in all flavors. Don't be afraid to experiment. I call these "Skinny shakes" because they are like a milkshake with a lot less calories. I start out with the basic recipe of a ripe banana, a cup of lowfat milk, and as many ice cubes ( a couple at a time) as it takes to make my shake as thick as I like it. To make other flavors, add other ingredients before the ice cubes. These are things that I have used: a couple spoonsful of peanut butter, a squirt or two of sugar free chocolate syrup.. fresh or frozen peaches, strawberries, or blueberries, canned pineapple, Orange juice concentrate.....the list is endless. With most things, the natural sugar in the banana or other fruits is enough, but you could add a little honey, sugar or artificial sweetener if you like
Harlean from Arkansas
To make fruit smoothies use frozen fruits from the grocery store such as strawberries, peaches, mixed fruit, etc. Then blend with vanilla yogurt, ice and a 100% juice of your choice. You can slice and freeze bananas to add to smoothies as well.
Another idea is to blend together ovaltine, peanut butter and yogurt (or milk). It tastes like a Reese's Cup with less fat.
I make these for my boys since they eat too many sweets and are gaining weight, when they want dessert I make these instead. It's much better for them.
Cheers to my newest smoothie concoction featuring dragon fruit, passionfruit and a slice of random fruits that compliment each other - pineapple, mango, banana muted with some ice cubes and almond milk.
A delicious naturally sweet beverage is a smoothie made with pineapple. Choose your favorite additions for a wonderful treat.