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    Default Hot day smoothie recipes?

    It's HOT! I've got some yogurt, berries, bananas, ice, and a blender... can I just combine these things and see what happens?

    What are your best smoothie recipes?



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    I've done this one a few times and I like it:

    http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/drin...erry-smoothie/

    This one's good too:

    http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/drin...ving-smoothie/

    I have them bookmarked
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    my favorite:
    vanilla greek yogurt of kefir
    fresh blackberries or raspberries
    2tblspoons peanut butter
    ice
    blend until smooth and its like really cold pb&j!
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    I make smoothies a LOT, especially in the summer.

    I usually use-
    Orange Juice
    Vanilla Yogurt (low fat)
    Frozen Mixed Fruit
    Banana

    You can pretty much throw in whatever you want to! Chances are you'll need some kind of liquid to make it thin enough to drink.
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    I just do milk, banana, berries and a little bit of ice. Delicious!



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    Anything goes! Smoothies are the one thing I like frozen fruit in because then you need very little ice.

    Hopefully you all won't think I'm crazy, but spinach is *amazing* in smoothies—tons of nutrients, and it's actually sort of sweet when it's all blended together.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasha View Post
    It's HOT! I've got some yogurt, berries, bananas, ice, and a blender... can I just combine these things and see what happens?
    Yes.

    What are your best smoothie recipes?
    6oz pomegranate-blueberry juice
    1 scoop protein powder
    1/2 t cinnamon
    1/4 t nutmeg
    1/4 t vanilla
    2 t peanut oil
    1 cup frozen blueberries

    I use an immersion blender. This is my breakfast several times a week, and I really look forward to it.
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    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.



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    Breakfast for me more often than not is:

    1 ripe banana
    2-3 strawberries (frozen works too, if fresh aren't available)
    a quick glug of milk
    couple ice cubes
    1 cup nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt

    And yes, you can just play & see what happens. It's hard to go wrong.



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    I peel bananas, wrap them in plastic wrap, put them in the freezer, and then when they're frozen, eat them like popsicles. Freezing them makes them very sweet with a wonderful ice cream-like texture.
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzieQNutter
    The whip is held across your thigh so as you can still hold the reins without spilling your coffee!!
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    Orange julius:

    1/2 can concentrated frozen orange juice
    1 cup water
    1 cup milk
    1 tsp. vanilla
    crushed ice

    Blend. Serves 2.
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    no ice needed!
    Frozen Blueberries (Wymans)
    Frozen Raspberries (Wymans)
    Fresh banana
    Stonyfield yogurt low fat vanilla
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    Quote Originally Posted by SillyHorse


    6oz pomegranate-blueberry juice
    1 scoop protein powder
    1/2 t cinnamon
    1/4 t nutmeg
    1/4 t vanilla
    2 t peanut oil
    1 cup frozen blueberries

    I use an immersion blender. This is my breakfast several times a week, and I really look forward to it.
    I do something very similar also. Always toss in protein powder!
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    These measurements are approximate, and should make enough for two smoothies...

    1-2 cups of frozen strawberries
    Cup of frozen blueberries
    Cup of frozen mango/pineapple/peach mix
    1/2 banana
    1/4-1/2 C of yogurt
    6 packets of Splenda
    1/2-1 C water

    DELICIOUS and very low in calories. Just had one.



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    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.
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    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.

    And DANG, today was HOTTT!



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    http://thoughtfuleating.blogspot.com...ger-lassi.html

    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



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    Standard smoothie is yogurt, banana, and fresh fruit. Any number of additions are good, like protein powder, peanut butter, non-fat dry milk, etc., etc., etc.

    I don't like ice; it makes more of a slurpee than a SMOOTH, creamier concoction.



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    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.



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