Ok, this isn't really a smoothie, but it's one of the easiest and simplest snacks to make.
All I do is chop up a banana and stick it in the freezer for a few hours. When I'm hungry, I pull it out, throw it in the magic bullet with some soymilk and blend away! It has a great consistency and the natural sweetness of the banana makes it like a low-cal milkshake.
At my house we do smoothies almost every night. We use frozen fruit (strawberries, peaches and bananas mostly, but sometimes blueberries), a complimentary fruit juice ( usually orange peach mango, orange, or blueberry pomagranite (sp?) ) and some fresh fruit. SO doesn't like yougurt in his, but we usually add a few spoonfuls of non fat vanilla greek yougurt to mine. We almost never ad sugar, but if we do we use honey.
I really like our orange peach mango smoothies, and I really like strawberry orange too.
I second (or third!) a couple of the responses that include strawberries, a banana, ice and greek yogurt. Or something along those lines. I also add splenda once I have it in the glass. Its DELICIOUS and soooo easy.
It's a lassi, which people have already sort of mentioned it think. This one is a mango-ginger lassi, but there are other lassi recipes out there.
Sooooo tasty, and nicely filling, too! It's the kind of drink I end up sipping a little at a time to savor. Usually I'm bit of a food vacuum, but this is just too nice to gobble up. Plus, my boyfriend makes them a little on the thick side, so it's hard to do an inhaling sip
The second bananas go a bit too brown (I store them in the fridge to slow this down, but even so...) they go in the freezer.
You don't even have to peel them, you can do that easy enough after they're frozen solid.
*jumper* is right - they taste like ice cream when you make a shake with them. : 9
Just add a little vanilla, frozen berries, other frozen fruit or some cocoa powder for a chocolate shake!!!!
A friend taught me to add about 1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal (old-fashioned, not quick or steelcut) to smoothies.
Added fiber & you won't taste it once it's blended.
I use orange juice or honey to sweeten if the fruit isn't sweet enough.
You can taste, then add sweetener & reblend.
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I use either plain or vanilla yogurt, a frozen banana, some frozen berries, and a splash of apple juice. I have also substituted coconut milk for the apple juice, and used frozen pineapple for a pina colada type smoothie.