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Pre/Post ride fruit smoothie recipes to share...(9 posts)

Pre/Post ride fruit smoothie recipes to share...Cima Coppi
Jan 20, 2003 9:27 AM
Hello all, and happy MLK Day!!

I thought I'd take a moment to share some recipes I have been tinkering with to make fruit smoothies, and in return, please post some of your recipes if you have any to share.

First part of all of my smoothie recipes is the base. I use the following:

1 peeled, frozen banana.
4 oz. fat free vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 cups of orange juice (from concentrate)

Mix in a blender, and add your favorite combinations of fruit from here.

I have two fruit combo's I really like. First is adding frozen strawberries and fresh cantalope wedges to the base above. My second fond recipe is to add frozen strawberries and frozen blue berries to the base above. I find that using frozen fruit is great to keep the consistancy thick, and the smoothie cold.

Also, after a good stint on the rollers yesterday, I tried another addition to the recipe. A scoop of Endurox. I added it the strawberry/cantalope blend, and it made the taste pretty good. Best of all, the typical pastiness of the Endurox was well masked by the consistancy of the smoothie.

My point is this is a healthy after ride refresher no matter what one puts in the blend, so enjoy.

CC
Protein-fruit smoothiePaulCL
Jan 20, 2003 9:38 AM
This may sound gross at first, but it tastes really good

2 scoops GNC Vanilla protein powder
handful of blueberries (or any other berry)
banana
plain vanilla yogurt couple of tablespoons
48 ounces of cold H2O
a few ice cubes

blend until smooth, until the blueberries are totally pulverized. The benefits: tastes good, high protein, and good for you. I often drink this for breakfast or after a workout instead of lunch. The protein fills me up so I don't get hungry for a long time. With 48oz of water, dehydration isn't a problem either.
The smoothest: Cold 6 pack of Sierra Nevada. (nm)onespeed
Jan 20, 2003 9:43 AM
Do Carmel Mocha Frappacino's count?Kristin
Jan 20, 2003 10:01 AM
Lets see... Ingredients:
Double-shot expresso
Chocolate Syrup
Carmel Syrup
2% Milk (could be worse)
Ice (zero calories!!!)
Whipped cream (why not use the fat skimmed from the 2% milk?)
Carmel Syrup
Straw (again, zero calroies)

I tried to make a smoothy at home once, but my blender broke years ago and all I have now is a coffee grinder. Contrary to popular opinion, you can make a smoothy in a coffee grider. Add to ingredient list above: patience, 3 rolls of paper towels, and 1 Old T-Shirt. In 90 minutes, you'll be enjoying a well earned smoothy.

And who came up with the name? Smooth"ie"?? Hello, did we sleep through the entire 4th grade?
my pre-ride recipeDaveG
Jan 20, 2003 5:16 PM
Got this out of a advertising (Dairy Assoc and Chiquita) supplement in Bicyling a few years back. Not quite a smoothie since its not frozen but it makes a good, tasty, nutritious pre-ride "meal"
1/4 to 1/3 cup oats
1 cup skim milk
1 banana
1 cup orange juice
Toss in blender until oats are pulverized and chug
Mine is easy.look271
Jan 20, 2003 5:20 PM
Large glass of OJ or mixed citrus fruit plus 1 scoop of Vit world whey protein. Potassium in the OJ plus anti-oxidents plus the protein in the whey.
For those of us who still HAVE teeth...empacher6seat
Jan 20, 2003 6:41 PM
there's also the option of just eating the fruit without turning it into baby food!
Secret ingredientAlex-in-Evanston
Jan 21, 2003 7:57 AM
1 frozen 'nana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt
2 tbsp. crunchy peanut butter
1/2 - 1 cup skim milk (to desired consistency)

Nice and tasty, will fill you up right.

Alex
Secret ingredient... BleahBrooks
Jan 21, 2003 4:22 PM
I tried using peanut butter after you posted it this summer sometime. Let's just say I'll stick to PB&Js. Otherwise my recipe is as follows:
1 Cup OJ
1 Cup skim milk
2 cups frozen fruit/berries. Melons, grapes, all berries, 'nanas. Mix and match.
1 Cup vanilla yogurt

Blend til smoooooothie.