Purple Monster Smoothie


Managed to put almost all the rainbow colors in here. I thought about adding a tomato to get our red, but took pity on the kids ūüôā

6 oz peach yogurt
1/2 cup concord grapes
1/4 banana
1/2 cup oatmeal
3 Tbsp. Vanilla pudding powder
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 kiwi, peeled
1 Bosc pear, halved and cores
Water to thin down


Strawberry Creme Smoothie


Because 9 pm is no time for health food.

10 frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen cherries
1/2 cup yogurt with enough liquid added to make 2 cups
3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding powder

Blend away! I used water for this batch, and liked how the pudding powder thickened it. But then, I’m partial to instant vanilla pudding. I meant to add powdered milk, and saw the pudding right there next to it… It was serendipity, and too tempting to ignore. This made a super, late-night, sweet treat for the husband and I.

Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie


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.


Apple Chocolate Beet Smoothie


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

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



Apple Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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

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


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


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

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.