So, what is a smoothie? In Wikipedia: A smoothie (occasionally spelled smoothie or smooth) is a thick, cold beverage made from puree raw fruit (and sometimes vegetable) blended with ice-cream or frozen yogurt along with other ingredients such as water, crushed ice, fruit juice, sweeteners, (e.g. honey, sugar, Styria, syrup) dairy products ( e,g. milk, yogurt or cottage cheese, whey powder) plant milk, nuts, nut butter, seeds, tea, chocolate, herbal supplements or nutritional supplements.
A smoothie containing dairy products is similar to a vegetable milkshake, though the latter typically has less fruit and often has ice-cream or frozen yogurt.
As you can tell by the definition you sure are able to do a lot about the ingredients you choose to put in your smoothie. But not all ingredients blend well together. Acid fruits like grapefruit and other citrus pineapples, pomegranates, sour apples, plums, strawberries, and tomatoes don’t blend well with sweet fruits such as grapes, prunes and dates. Ingredients can very as much as the purpose of the smoothie you’ve chosen to make. For a protein energy boost, weight loss, health, breakfast drink or just refreshment.
Here are some delicious quick and easy recipes that you and your family can enjoy.
Razzy Blue Smoothie
16 whole almonds
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp. flaxseed meal
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup raspberry yogurt
1/4 cup Concord grape juice
1 cup 1% butter milk
Peel banana and cut into 1/2-inch chucks. Chill in the freezer until solid, about two hours. Place the almonds, oats and flaxseed meal into a blender; pulse until finely ground. Add frozen banana, frozen blueberries, yogurt, grape juice, and buttermilk; blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Strawberry banana Smoothie
3/4 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup of frozen strawberry fat-free yogurt
1/3 cup of Post bran flakes
1/4 cup bananas
Place milk, yogurt, bran flakes strawberries and bananas in the blender on high-speed until smooth.
Lemon berry Crush Smoothie
1 1/2 cups milk or fat-free milk
1 1/2 tsp. Crystal light lemonade flavor drink mix
8 oz Breyer’s Smooth & Creamy Vanilla Cream yogurt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup ice cubes
Blend ice and then the rest of ingredients in the blender on high-speed until smooth. Yum!
Mix the rest of the Crystal light soft drink mix with 4 cups of water to create a simple and delicious pitcher drink.