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International Recipe Exchange

 

We are featuring smoothie recipes this month

 

 

 

ALL FRUIT SMOOTHIE

 1/3 cup orange juice 1 can pineapple chunks, 14 fl. Oz Strawberries, 10-14 1 banana, cut into chunks Grapes, 10-12 seedless 1 cup of ice cubes Note: You can also add melon or whatever else you like. Place ingredients into blender in order shown. Blend until smooth. Pour into cup and garnish with a strawberry. Makes 2.5 to 3 cups.

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 2. AMAZING APPLE SMOOTHIE

2 c Apple sauce 1 c Apple cider 1 c Orange juice 2 tb Vermont maple syrup 1/2 ts Nutmeg 1/2 ts Cinnamon Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve. 2 servings.

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3. APPLE - CARROT QUENCHER

 2 cups carrot juice 1/2 cup apple juice 6 oz. non-fat vanilla or plain yogurt, frozen 1 banana Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached!

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4. APPLES & CREAM SMOOTHIE

 2 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or apple pie spice 1 cup fat free skim or 1% lowfat milk Ground cinnamon (optional) In a blender container combine low-fat ice cream, applesauce, and the 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice. Cover and blend until smooth. Add fat free skim or 1% lowfat milk. Cover and blend until just mixed. Pour into glasses. If desired, sprinkle each serving with additional cinnamon. Serve immediately. Makes 4 (8-ounce) servings.

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 5. APPLE PEACH KICK

 1 fresh peach 1/3 cup non-fat milk 1/4 cup of frozen apple juice concentrate Peal 1 fresh peach. Cut it into thin slices. Put into a plastic bag with a zipper bag, laying flat. Put the plastic bag into the freezer for 1-2 hours. Take out 1/4 of the peaches and break them into pieces. Mix in a blender with 1/3 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of frozen apple juice concentrate. Cover and blend until smooth. pour into a glass, and add more peach slices for peachy ice cubes!

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6. APPLE PIE SMOOTHIE

 1 frozen banana 1/2 peeled, chopped apple 1 cup apple juice 1/2 tsp. cinnamon pinch of nutmeg Blend. Great substitute for applesauce! Control the consistency by adding more or less chopped apple.

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7. APRICOT - APPLE SMOOTHIE

1 Apple (Golden Delicious); peeled, cored & chopped 1 c Apple juice 4 Apricots, fresh; pitted (skin optional) 1 Banana; peeled 3/4 c Yogurt, plain 10 - 12 Ice cubes 1 tb Honey Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 8. ARTIC FOREST SMOOTHIE

 1 peach, frozen 10 blueberries, frozen 1 cup light (reduced sugar) fat-free vanilla yogurt, frozen 1/2 cup 1% milk 1/2 T. crushed pecan 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp vanilla extract Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

9. AVOCADO AVALANCHE

1 large avocado 2 tsp. condensed milk 1 cup ice Scoop out avocado into blender. Add 2 tsp. condensed milk or a little more, depending on how sweet you like it. Then add the ice and blend all of it together until it's a semi-creamy texture.

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10. AVOCADO BANANA BERRY SMOOTHIE

 half a ripe avocado 1 to 1 1/2 frozen bananas 4 to 5 frozen or fresh strawberries splash non-fat soy or other nut milk pinch cardamom pinch allspice whatever else strikes your fancy... nuts, fruits, spices, etc. Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend until desired texture is reached. I prefer it smooth, but some like a chewable drink. Very, very delicious! Serves: 1

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 11. BANANA SMOOTHIE

 1 ripe banana 1/2 c. nonfat yogurt 1 tbsp. sugar (or to taste - optional) 1 tbsp. banana liqueur (optional) 1 c. crushed ice 1 tsp. fresh lime juice lime wedge or banana slice, for garnish Made with yogurt, this drink is both refreshing and nourishing. To tell when a banana is ripe, look for tiny brown spots, called sugar spots, on the peel. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a large glass and garnish with a lime wedge or banana slice. Serves 1

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12. BANANA - BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE

 2 bananas 1/2 cup blueberries 1 cup plain yogurt Peel bananas, slice and place on a cookie sheet. Put in freezer and freeze until solid. Remove from freezer and place in blender. Slice berries and add to blender. Pour in yogurt. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and serve.

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 13. BANANA HAZELNUT SMOOTHIE

 4 medium bananas, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces 6 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/4 cup hazelnuts 1 cup ice cubes 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup dark rum or hazelnut liqueur 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, for garnish (optional) Place the sliced bananas in a sealed plastic bag and put them in the freezer for 1 hour. Place the brown sugar and 1/4 cup hazelnuts in a blender and grind together until fine. Place the frozen bananas, ice cubes, milk, and rum in the blender with the sugar and nut mixture. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothies into 4 goblets or tall glasses. Garnish with chopped nuts, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

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14. BANANA NUTBREAD SMOOTHIE

 1 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur oz. Banana Liqueur oz. Vanilla Syrup 2 oz. FF Half and Half Banana 2 Cups of Ice 1 Tsp. Chopped Walnuts 2 oz. Whipped Cream Pour liqueurs, syrup, half and half, banana and half of the walnuts into blender. Add ice and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top.

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 15. BANANA - OATMEAL SMOOTHIE

1 Cup Milk 1 Packet Instant Oatmeal, Regular Flavor 1 Whole Banana, Cut In Chunks 1 Cup Orange Juice Combine all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend on high speed for 1 minute. Yield: Two 8 oz servings.

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16. BANANA ORANGE TWIST

 3 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1/2 small banana, sliced 5 ice cubes Combine everything except ice and blend for 15 seconds. Add ice and blend for 2 minutes. Enjoy!

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17. BANANA PEARBERRY SMOOTHIE

1 medium banana 1 cup pear nectar (Goya brand is very good) 1 tbs. seedless raspberry jam (use Polaner All-Fruit if possible) 6 ice cubes OR... 1 cup of ice Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high speed until all of the ice has dissolved and the consistency is smooth, about 2 minutes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 18. BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE 1 cup nonfat milk 1 1/2 cups frozen banana slices 1/2 cup pineapple chunks 5 frozen strawberries 1 1/2 to 2 tbs. sweetened cocoa powder (to taste) Pour milk into the blender first. Add cocoa and then fruit. Put cover on and blend until smooth.

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19. BASIC FRUIT SMOOTHIE

1 quart strawberries, hulled 1 banana, broken into chunks 2 peaches 1 cup orange OR peach OR mango OR apple juice 2 cups ice In a blender, combine strawberries, banana and peaches. Blend until fruit is pureed. Blend in the juice. Add ice and blend to desired consistency. Pour into glasses and serve.

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20. BERRY ALMOND BLAST

 1/2 cup frozen whole berries (use blackberries, strawberries or raspberries) 1 cup nonfat soy milk 3/4 tsp. almond extract 1/2 cup silken tofu (about 4 oz.) 2 tbs. granulated sugar Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 smoothies. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

21. BERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE

1 large banana, peeled, sliced and frozen 3/4 cup frozen or fresh strawberries, raspberries or blueberries 3/4 cup low- or non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt 1 12-oz can or bottle of regular or diet ginger ale, chilled Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend at highest speed until smooth. Note: If you use fresh berries, try to use a frozen banana, and if you use a fresh banana, go for frozen berries. Otherwise your drink will be too thin. Both fruits being frozen will give you a satisfyingly thick drink.

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22. BERRY BLISS SMOOTHIE

 2 scoops raspberry sherbet (I always use a little more) 4 strawberries 15 blueberries 5 blackberries 16 oz. orange juice (or juice of your choice) Put all ingredients in a blender, juice last, then blend until smooth. To add thickness try adding more sherbet or ice to the smoothie. Pour into a tall glass to serve.

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 23. BERRY BLUE SMOOTHIE

2 cups fresh or slightly thawed frozen blueberries 1 (8-ounce) container low fat vanilla yogurt 1 (6-ounce) cup milk 1 (12-ounce) can pineapple juice 3 tablespoons honey 12 to 16 ice cubes Place all ingredients, except the ice cubes, into container of electric blender and blend on high until smooth. With blender running, add 2 to 3 ice cubes at a time through the center opening in the lid until all ice cubes have been added. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

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 24. BETA-CAROTENE BLAST 3 small ice cubes 2 apricots (sliced and pitted) 1/2 papaya (frozen in chunks) 1/2 mango (frozen in chunks) 1/2 cup carrot juice 1 tbsp honey Add ingredients (except for honey) to blender in the order listed, then blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Add honey and blend a few seconds more. Serve in a frosted glass. Option: Add orange juice for a thinner consistency.

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25. BLACK & BLUE BOMBER

1/4 cup blueberries 1/4 cup blackberries 1 banana 1/2 cup apple juice 1/3 cup raspberry sorbet Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached!

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 26. BLACKBERRY SMOOTHIE 3/4 cup apple juice 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 1/2 cups frozen blackberries 1 banana Pour liquid ingredients into the blender first. Yogurt is a liquid ingredient. All fruit goes into blender at one time. Put cover on and blend until smooth.

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 27. BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE

1/2 bag of frozen blueberries 2 tbsp. blueberry preserves 7 or 8 ice cubes 1 1/2 cups of soymilk 1 banana This is super easy. Just toss everything into a blender, switch to the highest setting, and let fly until you stop hearing ice cubes crunching and everything is fairly smooth. There are an infinite number of variations on this using different combinations of fruit and jam. You might also consider adding protein powder, ground flax seed, or any other supplement that strikes your fancy. It's best to wait until near the end, and just blend long enough to mix the protein powder of whatever in. You can also substitute apple juice for the soymilk to create a tangier concotion.

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 28. BLUEBERRY - BANANA SMOOTHIE

1 banana, preferably frozen a handful of blueberries, frozen or fresh 1 cup of milk reduced fat or skim milk (or soy milk) Combine in a blender or with a hand blender. Enjoy!

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 29. BLUEBERRY MAPLE SMOOTHIE

 1 c. low-fat blueberry yogurt 3/4 c. low-fat milk 1 T. maple syrup 1/2 t. cinnamon 2 c. fresh blueberries, frozen Combine the yogurt, milk, syrup, and cinnamon in a blender. Add the blueberries and blend until smooth.

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 30. BLUEBERRY - ORANGE SMOOTHIE

 12 oz. frozen blueberries, unthawed... OR... 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 8 oz. vanilla low fat yogurt 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract Whirl all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

31. CANTALOUPE SMOOTHIE

1 Ripe banana 1/4 Ripe canteloupe 1/2 c Nonfat or low-fat yogurt 2 tb Skim-milk powder 1 1/2 tb Orange-juice concentrate 2 ts Honey Place unpeeled banana in the freezer overnight or for up to 3 months. Remove banana from the freezer snd let it sit for 2 minutes, or until the skin begins to soften. With a paring knife, remove the skin. (Don't worry if a little fiber remains.) Cut the banana into chunks and put in a blender or food processor. Seed the canteloupe quarter and cut the flesh from the rind. Cut the flesh into chunks and add to the blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

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32. CAPPUCCINO SMOOTHIE

2 cups brewed double strength coffee 1 pint coffee ice cream 6 cups ice 1 1/2 cups milk Whipped cream, if desired cinnamon for garnish Place coffee, ice cream, ice and milk in blender. Mix until smooth. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Yield: 6-8 servings.

 

 

 

 

 

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