Smoothie Recipes

Smoothie Recipes

Without fruit we put ourselves at increased risk of many diseases that include heart disease.  So enjoy a variety of fruits and add some spinach for a healthy bump.  You could be getting all of the recommended fruit servings all in one delicious smoothie.  Fruit smoothies are healthy, loaded with fiber but please don't add any sugar as that can actually reverse the benefits. 

Vegetables make an excellent addition to smoothies and spinach is the one I add the most often but I hope you'll add your favorites like: cauliflower, broccoli, avocado, peas, carrots, celery, cucumbers and many others.  Raw sweet potatoes and raw beets may need to be cooked first depending on your blender.

Frosty or Smooth Your Choice, Just Vary the Amount of Frozen Items

Adjust portions of the ingredients to the size of your blender

You'll need some unfrozen liquid to be able to blend the frozen items, here are my favorites:
Beet Juice - research shows this to be a super food
Pomegranate Juice - a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium, and several other key nutrients
Milk - Soy, Almond, Coconut - they all work
Or just plain water if desired

Spinach - I can't taste this in this recipe so add a bunch, other veggies are listed above.

I personally freeze the following items which gives a frosty texture but that is your choice:

Bananas - these make an excellent base to a smoothie, but everything is optional in this recipe
Berries - Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries etc.
And anything else that would give you a smile

I add the liquid and the items that are the most fibrous or contain seeds first and run the blender for a minute. I then add the rest of the items and blend for an additional minute.

This is my current blender and it does an excellent job of smoothing the seeds from the berries.  I like that it comes with a a pitcher and two single serving cups

If you want the top of the line blender I have heard that Vitamix is a solid blender.  

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I started with a 4 quart insta-pot then went to a 6 quart and finally an eight quart. It saves me time by making eight serving at a time.

I use quart size sealable bowls to store ready to microwave meals in my refrigerator.   I use small plates to cover the meals during microwaving to prevent damage to the plastic covers