Smoothielicious Part 2!

I've looked at my recent traffic on this page, and I seem to be getting a lot of page views on my smoothie article, so I thought I would make another one. Please feel free to leave comments and tell me what you would like to see more of! This blog is for you my dear readers! So without further adoo, I have have more recipes for you!

536224781_60beaea2e6_mRaspberry Banana Smoothie

  • 1 large sliced ripe banana
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of ice 
  • 6 oz cup of strawberry banana yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed (optional)

     

     

     

     

    • For thicker, eat with a spoon, delicious smoothies, use frozen fruit

    • For those of you trying to lose weight or gain muscle, these fruit smoothies are great to put your supplements into!

    HoneySummer Hunny Fun

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup  strawberries
  • 1 cup  blueberries
  • 1 cup  cherries
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • splash of orange juice
  • 6oz cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed (optional)

    *This will not all fit into a magic bullet blender, so the recipe will have to be cut in half if that is your blender of choice 

    Hope you enjoy these new recipes! Let me know what you think!

  • Smoothielicious!

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    Craving something sweet?  Who isn't? One great way to please the sweet tooth and keep a good figure is to have smoothies! These are great for summer and easy to make. The key to making great smoothies is to be experimental. Typically there are three ingredients: some fruit, some cream, some ice. By cream I mean yogurt, Ice Cream or Milk. I recommend using a Magic Bullet, but any blender will work. Try some of these healthy smoothie recipes when you get the chance!

    A few things to keep in mind when making smoothies:

    ~ Some of the most popular smoothie fruits are bananas, strawberries, pineapple, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

    ~ Crushed ice is easier on the blender, and takes less time. If you don't have crushed ice, it is available at Sonic for about a buck fifty for a whole bag!

    ~Flax Seed is a great additive for your smoothies. It's tasteless and has omega-3 essential fatty acids, lowers cancer risks, and helps with arthritis.

    ~If you are trying to get into green smoothies, but are afraid to start, try putting whole strawberries with the leaves on them. This will still give you a rich fruity taste, with a hint of green power!

    ~ For those lactose intolerant, dairy alternatives are just as tasty. Start experimenting!

    Here are a few healthy smoothie recipes of my own creations to get you started:

    Strawberry banana Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    (This is a great breakfast smoothie)

    4 large strawberries, fresh or frozen
    1 6oz. cup of strawberry or vanilla yogurt
    1 ripe banana
    1/2 cup of ice.
    1 tablespoon of flaxseed (optional)

     

    Combine strawberries, yogurt and ice. Blend until perfectly smooth.
     
     
    Passion Fruit Explosion
     
    4-6 pieces of pineapple chunks
    2-3 peach slices
    1/2 banana
    1/2 cup of ice
    Splash of orange juice
    2 scoops of sherbert ice cream
    1 tablespoon of flaxseed (optional)
     
    Put items in blender from biggest to smallest, for optimal room in blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
     
    For more information on flaxseed:

    http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/benefits-of-flaxseed