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Mixed Berry Smoothies

Mixed Berry Smoothies

Mixed Berry Smoothies

 

1/4 C. water

1 C. raspberries

1 C. strawberries

1/2 C. blueberries

1/2 C. cottage cheese

1 handful of ice cubes

2 tsp. honey or agave nectar

 

Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order in which they are listed. Blend until smooth and pourable. Taste and adjust the sweetness by adding more honey or agave nectar as desired. Start with a medium size handful of ice cubes and add more to adjust the consistency of your smoothie. Adding more ice will both thicken and chill your smoothie.

Raspberry Twist Smoothie

Raspberry Twist Smoothie

Raspberry Twist Smoothie

Creamy, frothy, and lightly sweet, this pretty in pink smoothie is a snap to put together and goes a long way to keeping you satisfied through the morning.

 

½ C. Frozen Raspberries

½ Banana, sliced, Frozen

Juice 1 small Orange

¼ C. Unsweetened Almond Milk

¼ C. Greek Yogurt

1 T. Almond Butter

1 C. Raw Spinach

 

Blend on high until smooth.

Mango Smoothie with Chili and Lime

Mango Smoothie with Chili and Lime

Mango Smoothie with Chili and Lime

 

1 ripe mango, peeled, cut in pieces, about 1 1/2 cups

1 cup peeled, chopped fresh pineapple

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 red jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons peeled and finely grated fresh ginger with juice

1 cup ice cubes or frozen coconut water cubes

 

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold.

Pear, Lemon & Mint Smoothie

Pear, Lemon & Mint Smoothie

Pear, Lemon & Mint Smoothie

 

2 Ripe Anjou Pears

½ C. packed Mint Leaves

1 ½ T. Mint or Simple Syrup

4 T. Lemon Juice

2 C. Water

2 ½ C. Ice Cubes.

 

Peel and core pears.  Add everything to blender and puree until smooth.  Drink immediately; pears will oxidize and turn an ugly gray.

Sunshiny Smoothie

Sunshiny Smoothie

Sunshiny Smoothie

1/3 C. orange juice

1⁄2 frozen banana

1⁄2 C. frozen fresh pineapple

1/3 C. mango

1⁄2 C. low-fat vanilla yogurt

1⁄4 C raw slivered almonds

1 T. ground flax seed

1 tsp. honey

Sprinkle of cinnamon

 

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth (even when it appears to be blended, blend a bit longer). Pour into a glass and enjoy a bit of sunshine in a glass. Makes 1 tall smoothie. Note: This recipe if a perfect way to use up bananas or fresh pineapple that may be overripe or may be on the verge of going bad—simply toss the fruit in a plastic bag, put it in the freezer and pull out pieces of fruit as needed to make this smoothie. Frozen over-ripe fruits make smoothies even more luscious

Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie

2 quarts (2-1/2 pounds) frozen blueberries, slightly thawed or 2 quarts fresh blueberries

1 quart pineapple, orange, and strawberry juice blend or pineapple-orange juice

1 quart low-fat vanilla yogurt

8 tsp. sugar

 

For each serving: In the container of an electric blender, combine 1 C. (5 ounces) blueberries, 1/2 C. juice, 1/2 C. yogurt and 1 tsp. sugar.  Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.  Serve immediately in a tall glass garnished, if desired, with blueberry skewers spiraled with a thin strip of orange peel.

Strawberry Grape Smoothie

Strawberry Grape Smoothie

Strawberry Grape Smoothie

¾ cup (120 g) watermelon, seedless

1 cup (160 g) green grapes

1 cup (160 g) red grapes

1 cup (150 g) frozen strawberries

½ cup (65 g) ice cubes

 

Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed, using the tamper to press the ingredients toward the blades. Blend for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until desired consistency is reached.

Vitamix Citrus Smoothie

Vitamix Citrus Smoothie

Vitamix Citrus Smoothie

 

1 Large orange, peeled, halved

¼ lemon, peeled

1 slice pineapple, peeled, halved

â…“ cup (60 g) frozen mango

1 cup (130 g) ice cubes

 

Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Select Variable 1.

Start the machine and increase to its highest speed. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. Notes: This recipe can easily be tripled in the 64-ounce container for a large batch smoothie you can enjoy with family.

Breakfast Smoothie Trio

Breakfast Smoothie Trio

Breakfast Smoothie Trio

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 banana, sliced

1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk

1 tablespoon almond butter

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

 

Apple Pie Smoothie

1 banana, peeled, frozen, and sliced

1 cup sliced apples

1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk

1 tablespoon almond butter

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon raw honey or pure maple syrup

 

Cherry-Spinach Smoothie

1 banana, peeled, frozen, and sliced

1 cup frozen pitted cherries

1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk

Large handful of spinach

 

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Noelle’s tip: Using some frozen fruit makes the smoothies slightly thick and creamy bat still easy to blend. If you’d like to thin out the smoothie, simply add a little more coconut milk or coconut water.  Change it up: Add 1 scoop grass-fed collagen peptides to each smoothie to give it gut-healing properties.

Peach Melba Smoothie

Peach Melba Smoothie

Peach Melba Smoothie

 

2 handfuls raspberries

2 large ripe peaches or nectarines, peeled, pitted, and quartered A small glass of freshly squeezed orange or apple juice

1 to 2 T. honey

1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Variation: Use 4 ripe apricots in place of the peaches.

Triple Berry Smoothie

Triple Berry Smoothie

Triple Berry Smoothie

½ cup (120 ml) water

½ cup (75 g) red grapes

½ cup (120 ml) plain low fat yogurt, or non-dairy alternative

½ cup (75 g) frozen strawberries

½ cup (80 g) frozen blueberries

½ cup (70 g) frozen raspberries

 

Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached, using the tamper to press the ingredients toward the blades. Notes: You may substitute out any liquid for the yogurt, maybe try soy milk or cashew milk. For best results, allow frozen fruit to thaw at room temperature 10 minutes before blending. Note, all past recipes may have not used red grape

Mango, Raspberry, and Lime Smoothie

Mango, Raspberry, and Lime Smoothie

Mango, Raspberry, and Lime Smoothie

 

1/2 mango, peeled, seeded, and chopped

2 ounces raspberries

2 handfuls baby spinach

1 tsp. chia seeds

Juice of 1 lime

7 ounces coconut water

 

Place all the ingredients in a blender and whizz together.

 

Yield: 1 serving

Calories: 150

Basic Green Smoothie

Basic Green Smoothie

½ banana, peeled

1½ cup (225 g) green grapes

1 Large orange, peeled, halved

1 slice pineapple, peeled

1½ cup (60 g) spinach

â…› teaspoon lime zest

2 Tablespoons agave nectar

1 cup (130 g) ice cubes

 

Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to variable 10, then to High. Blend for 30 seconds, or until desired consistency is reached.

Tropical Escape Smoothie

Tropical Escape Smoothie

Tropical Escape Smoothie

¼ cup (60 ml) orange juice

¾ cup (180 ml) water

¼ cup (60 ml) light coconut milk

1 lime, peeled, halved

½ banana, peeled

½ cup (80 g) frozen mango

1 cup (160 g) frozen pineapple

2 cups (260 g) ice cubes

 

Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 30-45 seconds.

Açaí & Blackberry Smoothies

Açaí & Blackberry Smoothies

Açaí & Blackberry Smoothies

½ C. Frozen Oregon Marion Blackberries

3.5 oz Frozen Açaí

1 banana

¾ C. almond milk

½ tsp. cinnamon

2 T. flax seed

 

Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.

 

Frozen Breakfast Smoothie Pops

Frozen Breakfast Smoothie Pops

Frozen Breakfast Smoothie Pops

1 C. chilled pure coconut water

1 C. vanilla-flavored Greek-style yogurt

1 C. frozen mango chunks

2 T. grated orange rind

2 oranges, separated into segments, seeds removed

1 T. large-flake rolled oats

1 to 3 T. softened coconut oil

 

In a blender, combine coconut water, yogurt, mango, orange rind, orange segments, rolled oats and oil. Secure lid and blend until smooth. Spoon into frozen pop containers and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.  Frozen mango chunks make this smoothie or frozen pop very thick, but you can use fresh mango, if desired. Try 1 C. frozen berries in place of the mango. You can substitute instant oats for the large-flake rolled oats.  If you’re new to using coconut oil, you may wish to start with 1 tsp. of coconut oil and gradually increase to 2 T. over time.

 

Peaches ‘n Cream Smoothie  

Peaches ‘n Cream Smoothie  

Peaches ‘n Cream Smoothie

1 banana, frozen (or fresh, if desired)

5 peach halves (canned) or 15 peach slices (frozen)

One 8 oz. vanilla fat-free yogurt

Pinch of cinnamon

1/2 cup low-fat milk

Allow frozen banana to thaw slightly and then cut into chunks. Allow frozen peaches to thaw slightly. Place peaches, yogurt, banana, cinnamon and milk in jar of blender. With lid of blender jar securely fastened, pulse until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve.

Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

1 – 8 oz. lemon, fat-free yogurt

3 C. cubed, seeded watermelon

1 pint fresh strawberries, cleaned and hulled

1 T. honey or strawberry jam

3 ice cubes

 

In a blender or food processor, combine yogurt, watermelon, strawberries, honey and ice cubes. Process until smooth and frothy. Serve in tall glasses with a straw. Makes 4 servings.

 

 

Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie

4oz (1/2 cup cold water)
¼ cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
1 generous handful of spinach (about 1 cup, packed)
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 frozen banana

Add ingredients to blender and process until smooth and well blended.

Crisp Apple Smoothie for Health & Weight Loss

Crisp Apple Smoothie for Health & Weight Loss

Crisp Apple Smoothie for Health & Weight Loss

1 scoop protein powder
1 cup water
1 apple, cored, seeded and quartered
1 medium orange, peeled and quartered
1 banana, sliced
2 handfuls spinach
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced

Add all the ingredients to your blender and mix them together before drinking.

The Green Monkey

The Green Monkey

The Green Monkey

2 C. Water
½ C. Carrots, chopped
2 C. Kale
2 C. Cucumbers, skin on, cut into large chunks
2 C. Granny Smith Apples, skin on, cut into large chunks
½ pkg. Instant Sugar Free Banana Cream Pudding
2 C. Ice
4 packets Monk Fruit in the Raw

Add the water and carrots to a blender and blend until smooth; add the kale, cucumbers, apples, and monk fruit extract (if using) and blend until smooth, about 30 more seconds. Add the pudding mix and blend until thickened, about 30 seconds. Add the ice and blend until smooth. Serve.

Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 77
Fat: 0g
Fiber: 2.5g

Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical-green-smoothie-2-1024x9791 C plain yogurt
1 C frozen or fresh pineapple chunks (I recommend fresh)
1/2 C frozen or fresh mango chunks
2-3 big handfuls of fresh spinach
1 T chia seeds (optional)

Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high until everything is pureed.

Blueberry Brain Boost Smoothie

Blueberry Brain Boost Smoothie

blueberry1 cup fresh-pressed apple juice
1 fresh ripe banana
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup raw walnuts, preferably soaked and drained

Combine the apple juice and banana in a blender. Add the blueberries, raspberries, and walnuts. Blend until smooth.

Berry Flax Meal Smoothie

Berry Flax Meal Smoothie

1/2 C. frozen strawberries

1 C. soy milk

1/2 banana

2 T. flax seed meal (blend whole seeds into a powder)

Handful of ice cubes

 

Process in a blender and drink right away.

 

Yields:

Calories:

Fat:

Fiber:

 

Red Cherry Smoothie

Red Cherry Smoothie

Red Cherry Smoothie

 

1 cup (120 g) low-fat cherry yogurt

2 cups (150 g) strawberries

1 cup (75 g) red grapes

2 cups (140 g) frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted

1 cup (240 ml) cherry juice

 

Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

Vitamix Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Vitamix Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Vitamix Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

1 cup (240 ml) coconut water

1 cup (480 g) vanilla yogurt

1 cup (150 g) frozen mango chunks

3 Tablespoons (45 ml) frozen orange juice concentrate

2 cups (260 g) ice cubes

 

Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached.

Blueberry and Green Tea Smoothie

Blueberry and Green Tea Smoothie

Blueberry and Green Tea Smoothie

 

7 ounces water

1 teabag green tea ounces blueberries T. Greek yogurt

1 T. almonds

1 T. flaxseeds

 

Bring the water to a boil, add the teabag, and allow it to steep for 4 minutes. Remove the teabag and chill the tea in the fridge, preferably overnight. Place in a blender with the other ingredients and whizz together.

 

Yield: 1 serving

Calories: 100

ZBD Mango Muscle Up Smoothie

ZBD Mango Muscle Up Smoothie

ZBD Mango Muscle Up Smoothie

 

1 Scoop Vegetarian Protein Powder

1/2 C. unsweetened nondairy milk (not soy)

2/3 C. Frozen Mango Chunks

1/2 T. Almond Butter

Water, to blend, if needed

 

Combine in blender and blend until smooth.

 

Calories: 224

Fat: 5g

Fiber: 3g

ZBD Blueberry Dazzler Smoothie

ZBD Blueberry Dazzler Smoothie

ZBD Blueberry Dazzler Smoothie

 

1 Scoop Vegetarian Protein Powder

1/2 C. unsweetened nondairy milk (not soy)

1/2 C. Frozen Blueberries

1/2 T. Almond Butter

Water, to blend, if needed

 

Combine in blender and blend until smooth.

 

Calories: 232

Fat: 6g

Fiber: 3g

Peach Melba Sunrise Smoothie

Peach Melba Sunrise Smoothie

Peach Melba Sunrise Smoothie

3/4 C. frozen raspberries

1 C. almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 T. lemon juice

optional 1 T. maple syrup

1 peach, peeled and chopped

1 C. orange juice

 

In a blender, mix the raspberries, almond milk, vanilla and lemon. Blend until smooth, adding a little more almond milk if it’s too thick. Taste and add the maple syrup if desired. Pour into two glasses, filling up halfway. Rinse out the blender and mix the peach and orange juice until smooth. Pour on top of the raspberry mixture in the two glasses, letting it pour naturally to create a marbled, sunrise effect. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Rhubarb and Orange Smoothie

Rhubarb and Orange Smoothie

Rhubarb and Orange Smoothie

2 to 3 rhubarb stalks, about 6 ounces, cut into 1-inch lengths

Finely grated zest and juice of 2 oranges

3 to 4 tsp. honey

3 to 4 T. plain yogurt

 

Put the rhubarb in a saucepan with the orange zest and juice, honey, and 2 T. of water. Stir over low heat until the honey dissolves. Cover the pan and stew the rhubarb very gently for about 8 minutes, until it softens. Add a little water if it starts to look dry. Turn off the heat and let cool completely. (You can, of course, prepare the rhubarb a day ahead and keep it chilled overnight.) Put the rhubarb mixture in a blender with the yogurt and blend until smooth. Taste and add a little more honey if you like. Pour into 2 glasses and drink right away.

Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie

2 quarts (2-1/2 pounds) frozen blueberries, slightly thawed or 2 quarts fresh blueberries

1 quart pineapple, orange, and strawberry juice blend or pineapple-orange juice

1 quart low-fat vanilla yogurt

8 tsp. sugar

For each serving: In the container of an electric blender, combine 1 C. (5 ounces) blueberries, 1/2 C. juice, 1/2 C. yogurt and 1 tsp. sugar.  Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.  Serve immediately in a tall glass garnished, if desired, with blueberry skewers spiraled with a thin strip of orange peel.

Lemonade Wake-up Call

Lemonade Wake-up Call

1 C. lemonade

1/2 C. plain or lemon yogurt

3/4 C. fresh or frozen pineapple chunks

1/2 C. pineapple sherbet

3 or 4 large icecubes

 

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.  You can also make a great orange-pineapple smoothie by replacing the lemonade with orange juice and using plain yogurt.

Green Tea, Blueberry, and Banana Smoothies

Green Tea, Blueberry, and Banana Smoothies

3 tablespoons water 

1 bag green tea 

2 teaspoons honey 

1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries 

1/2 medium banana 

3/4 cup calcium-fortified light vanilla soymilk 

 

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

 

Yield: 2 servings

Calories: 150

Fat: 2g

Fiber: 4g

Mango Mania Smoothie

Mango Mania Smoothie

Mango Mania Smoothie

 

1 large mango, peeled, stoned and roughly chopped

2 bananas, peeled and roughly chopped

Choice of superfood (Barley Grass Powder, Bee Pollen Granules, Flax Seeds, Liquid Algae, Wild Blue Green Algae, Spirulina Powder)

1 handful each of blueberries and raspberries, to serve

Ice, if desired

Water, if desired to thin

 

Blend the mango, banana and choice of superfood until smooth and creamy. Put the blueberries and raspberries in a tall glass, reserving a few raspberries. Pour the smoothie over the berries and serve garnished with the reserved raspberries.

Quick & Creamy Grape-Orange Smoothie

Quick & Creamy Grape-Orange Smoothie

1 C. red or green California grapes, halved and seeded
1 banana, peeled
1 orange, peeled and quartered
6 or 8 ice cubes, crushed
1 tsp. honey (optional)

Puree grapes, banana, and orange in blender or food processor; add honey and ice. Blend until well mixed. Garnish with a handful of California grapes.

Yield: 2 servings
Calories: 150
Fat: .5g
Fiber: 5g