Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie

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A current lack of spinach and kale in the fridge led to this totally kid-friendly Smoothie. I think next time I’d throw in a handful of oatmeal. It’s also fantastic with a cup or two of diced mangoes or peaches.

10 large frozen strawberries
10 ice cubes
1 banana
1 small orange or Clementine (try to peel off most of the pith and the hard white core)
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons sugar

Put everything in the blender and add enough water to cover all but an inch or two of the ingredients. You could substitute any dairy or non- dairy milk as well. Blend well.

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Apple Chocolate Beet Smoothie

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Pink!! I’m watching a DVD nutrition course in my spare time, and was reminded we need to “eat a rainbow.”. Alright then!

Ingredients:
Half an apple, chopped and cores
Three small beets
1 tablespoon peanut butter
3 teaspoons stevia powder
2 cups water
3 cups ice
2 tablespoons powdered milk
1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Yum!

Apple Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

I felt like a little bit of a treat today, this was delicious!

Ingredients:
Half an apple, cored and chopped
1 frozen peach
11/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons dried milk
2 Tablespoons chocolate drink mix (Nesquik)
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2-3 cups ice, depending on how thick you want it

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Nutrition Facts 

User Entered Recipe 

  1 Serving

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 407.9
  Total Fat 16.8 g
  Saturated Fat 3.0 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 195.6 mg
  Potassium 321.5 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 60.7 g
  Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
  Sugars 34.3 g
  Protein 8.8 g

 

  Vitamin A 12.5 %
  Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
  Vitamin B-6 12.5 %
  Vitamin C 27.6 %
  Vitamin D 3.1 %
  Vitamin E 19.5 %
  Calcium 14.7 %
  Copper 14.7 %
  Folate 1.5 %
  Iron 7.3 %
  Magnesium 2.6 %
  Manganese 13.9 %
  Niacin 25.1 %
  Pantothenic Acid     2.1 %
  Phosphorus     1.7 %
  Riboflavin 5.1 %
  Selenium 1.0 %
  Thiamin 1.9 %
  Zinc 11.1 %

 

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Peach Kale Smoothie

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This is milder and sweeter than the green smoothies I’ve been making, and makes two tall glasses.

Ingredients:
1 fresh peach, skinned
Half an apple, cored and chopped
Two small handfuls chopped kale
Two cups ice cubes
1 cup yogurt milk*
Sugar to taste, 1-2 Tbsp.

Blend away!

 

Nutrition Facts 

  1 Serving

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 279.8
  Total Fat 5.2 g
  Saturated Fat 3.0 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.3 g
  Cholesterol 20.8 mg
  Sodium 213.7 mg
  Potassium 1,165.4 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 46.3 g
  Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
  Sugars 7.3 g
  Protein 15.9 g
  Vitamin A 377.8 %
  Vitamin B-12 23.1 %
  Vitamin B-6 18.4 %
  Vitamin C 111.3 %
  Vitamin D 25.0 %
  Vitamin E 11.0 %
  Calcium 55.3 %
  Copper 16.8 %
  Folate 10.7 %
  Iron 8.6 %
  Magnesium 18.8 %
  Manganese 31.4 %
  Niacin 9.9 %
  Pantothenic Acid     15.6 %
  Phosphorus     41.6 %
  Riboflavin 38.7 %
  Selenium 13.8 %
  Thiamin 14.7 %
  Zinc 14.5 %

 

*I make my yogurt in quart jars, and it’s difficult to get the last cup of yogurt out of the jar. I normally pour in some skim milk and shake and stir till the yogurt and milk are mixed. If I’m going to drink it, I might add a spoonful of jam as well. Today I used it to make my smoothie, with about half left over for a snack or another smoothie.