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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Got Smoothie?

Ever since I got that $2 hand-held blender at a garage sale, I've been on a smoothie craze. But I need some more smoothie ideas. I have googled some interesting recipes, but I'm curious, my dear readers, what are some of your tried-and-true smoothie recipes?

The one pictured above (sorry for poor quality) is a strawberry/banana one. Delicious, yes, but not very interesting!

Definitely a good breakfast option for me because I find it difficult to stomach breakfast, even when I'm hungry. Plus it helps boost up my healthy food intake. Not to mention, it tastes great!

So, come on, share your favorite smoothie ideas!


Anonymous said...

I used to nanny for a family that had smoothies just about every morning. They'd put in berries, yogurt and milk.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That strawberry/banana smoothie looks delicious! Have any extra to pass on over here? ;)

One of my favorites is a Blueberry's the recipe in case you want to try it:


* 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
* 7 oz vanilla yogurt
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons orange juice
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup ice

To make this quick free smoothie recipe just simply place the blueberries into your blender, followed by the lemon juice, orange juice, vanilla extract, yogurt and finally the ice. Blend on full power for around 30 seconds. Serve at once. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Hope you're having a great Monday! :)

Niecey said...

I love mango in my smoothies.
I'm desperate to try a green smoothie too. Supposedly you add spinach or whatever, which turns it green and adds nutrition but you hardly taste the spinach.

MemeGRL said...

I don't know how original this is either but our favorite is a container of strawberries, lots of pineapple, a banana, and some orange juice to make the blender work. Yum!
I've tried the green ones too; they are ok. Didn't find one I loved yet though!

Laura said...

So I am in LOVE with my magic bullet blender and literally make a smoothie every night- though I'm not that creative so I love that you do this- I just put in frozen berries- a half of a bananna and then add skim milk- very healthy- very filling!!!

Why Do We Even Have That Lever? said...

Well, our smoothies that we've been making (with our cost much more than $2 immersion blender... I need to shop with you more!!!!)

I make them up out of my head.

I've been dumping in some yougurt, adding almost as much milk and a banana. then I add whatever frozen fruit is in the freezer (usually strawberries or blueberries).

I've also been adding 2-4 tsp of wheat germ (which you just buy in the baking aisle at Superstore). It adds a TON of fibre to the smoothie, but you do notice it in the drink. I don't mind the flavor/texture, but others might.

I've been mostly making mine withe the green "activia rip off yougurt" that PC brand makes, it's really good. I've been getting the vanilla yogurt, but I bought a Banana one this week to try because I love the banana base for the smoothie.

Shea said...

We buy that mixed berry frozen mix at costco, throw some plain yogurt in it, maybe some orange juice and flax seed if you're feeling healthy. Oh and ice. Boring but usually tasty.

Controlling My Chaos said...

Personally I like to make cherry smoothies with 1 C plain lowfat yogurt, 1 C frozen cherries, a splash of milk and 2 packets of Splenda. Yummy.

Jenners said...

I always like smoothies but then never take the time to make them.