Healthy Drinks: Recipes and Links – Smoothies

Hello everyone! You might be as surprised as I am: I am posting more recipes and links quite quickly. This time, it is for Smoothies! I hope you enjoy these as well.
To skip the list and just see where I got them from, a good batch is from here:
20 Super Healthy Smoothie Recipes 
Reboot with Joe – Smoothie Recipes

I also found two sites that I definitely want to try many of the smoothies, but I just ran out of time to post the recipes here:
Green Smoothie Recipes
Milkshake Inspired Smoothies
Smoothie Bowl Recipes

Green Tea, Blueberry, and Banana

Antioxidant-rich green tea makes this smoothie a nutritional powerhouse.

Ingredients

3 Tbsp water
1 green tea bag
2 tsp honey
1½ c frozen blueberries
½ med banana
¾ c calcium fortified light vanilla soy milk

Directions

1. Microwave water on high until steaming hot in a small bowl. Add tea bag and allow to brew 3 minutes. Remove tea bag. Stir honey into tea until it dissolves.
2. Combine berries, banana, and milk in a blender with ice crushing ability.
3. Add tea to blender. Blend ingredients on ice crush or highest setting until smooth. (Some blenders may require additional water to process the mixture.) Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve

Very Berry Breakfast

Ingredients

1 c frozen unsweetened raspberries
¾ c chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk
¼ c frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries
1½ Tbsp honey
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground flaxseed
2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste. Puree until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses.

World’s Best (Breakfast) Smoothie

Ingredients

1 c plain nonfat yogurt
1 banana
½ c orange juice
6 frozen strawberries

Directions

Combine the yogurt, banana, juice, and strawberries for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 15 seconds.

Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie

Ingredients

1¼ c cold apple juice
1 ripe banana, sliced
1 kiwifruit, sliced
5 frozen strawberries
1½ tsp honey

Directions

Combine the juice, banana, kiwifruit, strawberries, and honey. Blend until smooth.

Banana-Blueberry-Soy Smoothie

Ingredients

1¼ c light soy milk
½ c frozen loose-pack blueberries
½ frozen banana, sliced
2 tsp sugar or 2 packets artificial sweetener
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions

Combine 1 cup of the milk, the blueberries, banana, sugar or sweetener, and vanilla extract. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds, or until smooth. Add up to ¼ cup more milk if a thinner smoothie is desired.

Just Peachy

Ingredients

1 c 1% milk
2 Tbsp low-fat vanilla yogurt
½ c frozen peaches
½ c strawberries
⅛ tsp powdered ginger
2 tsp whey protein powder
3 ice cubes

Directions

1. Blend together any liquid ingredients (milk, yogurt, juice, etc.) and protein powder; this will help break down the grainy powder and make sure it’s evenly distributed.
2. Add mushy ingredients, like precooked oatmeal and fruit, then add ice at the end. For a thicker shake, you can toss in more ice cubes; you’ll add volume without the calories.

Soy Good Smoothie

Ingredients

1 c calcium-fortified vanilla soy milk
½ c frozen blueberries
½ c corn flakes cereal
1 frozen banana, sliced

Directions

Combine the milk, blueberries, cereal, and banana in a blender for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 15 seconds.

Strawberry-Pomegranate Green Smoothie

Ingredient (pink layer):

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (or fresh!)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water (from a can of coconut milk, cream skimmed)

Ingredients (green layer):

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup coconut water (from a can of coconut milk, cream skimmed)

Hydrating Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 1 apple
  • 1 kiwi
  • 3 stalks celery
  • ½ cucumber
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece of ginger

Directions

  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Core apple, peel kiwi, chop celery and cucumber, and peel ginger.
  3. Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds or until well blended.

Red Antioxidant Power Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut water
  • ½ pomegranate, seeds only
  • 1 large handful of red grapes
  • ½ cup (75 g) strawberries
  • 1 handful of ice

Directions

  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Prepare pomegranate by following this easy 3-step, no-mess process from the Pomegranate Council, to show you how to de-seed a pomegranate.
  3. Add all ingredients into the blender and blend on high for 45 – 60 seconds until smooth.

Substitutions

  • Pomegranate – raspberries, blueberries. goji berries
  • Grapes – blackberries, mulberries
  • Strawberries – black currants, raspberries
  • Coconut water – coconut milk, almond milk, hazelnut milk, rice milk,
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