Smoothie

I got a smoothie machine for christmas now i need some good recipes to make some drinks. :slight_smile:

I make smoothies by doing the following:

In a blender, add:

vanilla frozen yogurt
frozen strawberries
frozen blueberries
frozen raspberries
sometimes also add canned pineapple chunks
orange juice
Welsh’s grape juice

You can add just about any type of juice and frozen berries to frozen yogurt that you like.

Here are a few recipes that you also might like.

Banana Berry Smoothie

¾ cup apple juice
¾ cup strawberry juice
2/3 cup frozen blueberries
1 banana, sliced
1 scoop raspberry sherbet
1 scoop vanilla non-fat frozen yogurt
1 cup ice

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend on high speed until all the ice is crushed and the drink is smooth.
Makes one 24-oz. drink.

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

1 cup strawberries, stems removed
1 medium mango, peeled and cut into 1/2-in. cubes (about 1 c.)
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place strawberries and mango on prepared sheet in single layer. Place baking sheet in freezer until fruit is frozen, about 2 hours.

Place orange juice, strawberries, and mango in blender. Process until smooth.

Serve immediately. YIELD: 4

Strawberry Ice Smoothie

½ bottle iced tea (237 ml)
2 cups strawberries
1 cup vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
6-8 ice cubes

In blender, combine iced tea, strawberries, ice cream or frozen yogurt. Add ice cubes, one at a time and process until blended.

Serve immediately.

Pink Banana Blizzard

1 cup vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
1/3 cup frozen fruit punch concentrate
1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks

Whiz all the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

Pour into glasses and garnish with a maraschino cherry. Serves 2.

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YOU can also try using sherbet instead of vanilla yogurt in your smoothies. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Yield: 1 cup

1 cup (8 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 cup skim milk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup light or dark corn syrup
1 banana, cut in chunks
5 ice cubes or 1 cup crushed ice
In blender container combine yogurt, milk, peanut butter, corn syrup and banana; blend until smooth.

With blender running at high speed, gradually add ice cubes. Blend until thickened. Serve immediately.

Smoothie Base
Yield: 3 Cups

1 cup ligth corn syrup
1 can (15 oz) cream of coconut
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple
1/4 cup lime juice
In blender on medium speed blend all ingredients until smooth.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Variation: Add 1 cup crushed ice, 1 cup fresh strawberries or bananas.

PICK-YOUR-OWN SMOOTHIE

2 c. strawberry-flavored juice blend or strawberry drink, chilled
2 c. fresh or frozen, unsweetened strawberries
1 tub (8 oz.) plain yogurt
2 - 4 T. sugar or honey
1/2 t. vanilla
Toasted wheat germ with brown sugar and honey (optional)

In a blender container combine strawberry juice blend, strawberries, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla. Cover and blend until nearly smooth (there should be small chunks of strawberry still visible). Divide among 4 glasses. Sprinkle with wheat germ, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

VARIATION: KIWI SMOOTHIE: Substitute a kiwifruit juice blend for strawberry juice blend and 1 c. peeled cut-up kiwifruit for strawberries.

VARIATION: MELON SMOOTHIE: Substitute orange or orange-tangerine juice for strawberry juice blend and 1 c. cubed cantaloupe for strawberries

FRESH FRUIT SMOOTHIE

1/2 c. soy milk (or other milk)
1/2 c. white grape juice
1 c. strawberries, stemmed
1/2 c. pineapple chunks
1/2 lemon, squeezed (for tartness if desired)
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin C powder (1 capsule)
Pinch salt, preferable grey salt
Small handful fresh seedless grapes

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth. If you’d like an iced smoothie, blend and then add ice to desired consistency.

ORANGE SMOOTHIE

16 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 oz. sugar-free, fat-free vanilla pudding mix
1 (4 oz.) orange cream yogurt (recommended: Yoplait Orange Creme)
1 c. low-fat milk
3 c. ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Divide among glasses.

SUNRISE SMOOTHIE

1 c. orange juice
1 c. plain non-fat yogurt
1 c. fresh or unsweetened frozen strawberries
2 medium bananas, peeled, cut up and frozen
1 t. ground flax seed (optional)
6 to 8 ice cubes
Fresh strawberries (optional)

In blender, combine juice, yogurt, strawberries, bananas and flax seed. Puree. With blender running, Add ice cubes, one at a time, to desired consistency. Garnish with strawberries.

Thanks alot these all sounds good. Well be making some when i get the stuff for them. :slight_smile: :slight_smile: