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Summers Here Part II Ten Smoothie Recipes

Posted Jun 11 2008 6:03am

Berries Smoothie

To continue with the summer theme I decided that today I would post 10 smoothie recipes, especially for those people that don’t have a vegetable juicer.

So here are 10 delicious smoothie recipe's to keep you cool during the summer months.Also the thing to remember with these is they are a very low in calories, and also very high in nutrition having a smoothie is great for people who don’t like to eat fruit.

Apple Smoothie

2 cups apple sauce

1 cup apple cider

1 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons Vermont maple syrup

1/2 teaspoons nutmeg

1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Apple & Carrot

2 cups carrot juice

1/2 cups apple juice

6 ounces non?fat vanilla or plain yogurt, frozen

1 banana

Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached!

Apples and Cream Smoothie

2 cups vanilla low?fat ice cream

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon or apple pie spice

1 cup fat free skim or 1% low fat milk

Ground cinnamon (optional)

In a blender container combine low?fat ice cream, applesauce, and the 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon or apple pie spice. Cover and blend until smooth. Add fat free skim or 1% low fat milk. Cover and blend until just mixed. Pour into glasses. If desired, sprinkle each serving with additional cinnamon. Serve immediately. Makes 4 (8?ounces) servings.

Berry Smoothie

2 scoops raspberry sherbet

4 strawberries

15 blueberries

5 blackberries

16 ounces orange juice (or juice of your choice)

Put all ingredients in a blender, juice last, then blend until smooth. To add thickness try adding more sherbet or ice to the smoothie.

Banana Orange Twist

3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate

1/4 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cups milk

1/2 cups water

1/2 small banana, sliced

5 ice cubes

Combine everything except ice and blend for 15 seconds. Add ice and blend for 2 minutes

Banana Split Smoothie

1 cup nonfat milk

1 1/2 cups frozen banana slices

1/2 cups pineapple chunks

5 frozen strawberries

1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons sweetened cocoa powder (to taste)

Pour milk into the blender first. Add cocoa and then fruit. Put cover on and blend until smooth.

Blackberry Smoothie

3/4 cups apple juice

1/2 cups plain yogurt

1 1/2 cups frozen blackberries

1 banana

Pour liquid ingredients into the blender first. Yogurt is a liquid ingredient. All fruit goes into blender at one time. Put cover on and blend until smooth.

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

1/2 cups frozen bananas

1/2 cups frozen peaches

1/2 cups frozen strawberries

2 cups milk

1/4 cups orange juice

2 tablespoons honey

In a blender, combine all the above until smooth. Pour in tall glasses, great for those hot days in the summertime.

Guava Smoothie

1 frozen banana

1 cup of frozen strawberries

1 cup peach sorbet

1 can guava nectar

Blend until smooth.

Holiday Punch Smoothie

2 cups orange juice

2 cups lemon juice

2 cups grenadine syrup

3 quarts ginger ale

1 pint of quartered strawberries or sliced fruit in season

Mix juices and syrup. Pour over block of ice to chill. Just before serving, add ginger ale and fruit.

Hope you enjoy this varied mixture of smoothies.

Have a lovely day.

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