Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 12:21 pm.
Layered Fruit Smoothie Recipe
Servings: 2 (serving size: 2 cups) Ingredients: 1 mango (peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped) 1 1/4 cups plain low-fat yogurt 4 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest 1 banana (peeled, and chopped) 10 medium strawberries (washed, and hulled) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest Procedure: In a blender, whirl the mango; 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 2 tablespoons honey; the fresh lime juice; 2 ice cubes; and the freshly grated lime zest until smooth. Divide mango-lime smoothie between 2 straight-sided glasses and set aside. Rinse blender, then whirl the banana; the strawberries; 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 2 tablespoons honey; the fresh lemon juice; 2 ice cubes; and the freshly grated lemon zest until smooth. Layer banana-strawberry smoothie onto mango smoothie, gently spooning mixture around inside edge of each glass to create a clean horizontal line. Note: Nutritional analysis is per smoothie. Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 11:28 am.
Servings: 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup) Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups chopped peeled mango 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon brown sugar Procedure: Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Serve over ice. Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 11:10 am.
Fresh Strawberry Milk Shakes
Servings: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces strawberries, stemmed and sliced 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pint vanilla ice cream 1/4 cup milk Procedure: Blend half of strawberries, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup ice cream and 2 Tbsp. milk in blender until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses. Repeat with remaining strawberries, vanilla, ice cream and milk. Serve immediately. Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 11:01 am.
Banana and Berry Smoothie
Servings: 5 cups Ingredients: 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt 3 cups frozen strawberries 2 bananas, coarsely chopped 3/4 cup fat-free milk 1/4 cup crushed ice 1/4 cup honey Procedure: Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately. Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 10:24 am.
Vanilla Honey and Nut Smoothie
Servings: 3 (serving size: 1 cup) Ingredients: 2 cups vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk 1/2 cup fat-free milk 1/3 cup cubed soft silken tofu 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional) Procedure: Combine the first 6 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Sprinkle with flaxseed, if desired. Serve. Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 9:57 am.
Banana Cream Pie Smoothie
Servings: 2 (serving size: 1 cup) Ingredients: 1 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1 large) 1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk 2 tablespoons whole wheat graham cracker crumbs (about 1/2 cookie sheet) 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 ice cubes (about 1/4 cup) Graham cracker crumbs Procedure: Arrange banana slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, and freeze until firm (about 1 hour). Place frozen banana and remaining ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs. Serve immediately. Note: Freeze and store extra bananas in zip-top plastic bags so you can whip up this smoothie in a flash.