Recipe Test: Smoothies

IMG_20150303_082553 Better late than never hopping on the smoothie train. In an attempt to make my husband eat healthier and to make sure we both get a least some fruits and veggies everyday, I searched the internet for smoothie recipes. Some additions and changes crafted some pretty tasty smoothies, if I say so myself. I would start of with perfect measurements but I always have to add more liquid which would also cause a variation in serving amounts. Consistency is subjective. My husband likes his smoothies really thin. I like mine with more texture and thickness. So, if you add too much ice, just add more milk. I also used frozen berries (some organic, some “all natural”).

Blackberry Flaxseed Smoothie

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • ½ medium banana
  • 1 cup light vanilla soy milk
  • 1 tbsp Flax Sprinkles (Cold Milled Golden Flaxseed)
  • 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 2 cups cubed ice
  • 4 packets organic cane sugar or Splenda packets

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Blackberry Chocolate Protein Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup light vanilla soy milk
  • 3 ounces plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 cups cubed ice

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Blueberry Muffin Smoothie with Fresh Baby Spinach

Makes 48 ounces. Blend the spinach and milk first, then add the other ingredients.

  • 2 cups light vanilla soy milk
  • 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries
  • 1  banana
  • 2 packets organic sugar cane or Splenda packets
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 2 cups cubed ice

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 Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Flaxseed

  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 8 ounces V8 V-Fusion Strawberry Banana Vegetable and Fruit 100% Juice
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 tbsp Flax Sprinkles (Cold Milled Golden Flaxseed)
  • 2 cups cubed ice

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Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie with Fresh Baby Spinach

  • 1 cup light vanilla soy milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups cubed ice

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