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Smoothie recipes! Greatest of all time! Secret ingredients!(7 posts)

Smoothie recipes! Greatest of all time! Secret ingredients!Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 19, 2001 8:25 AM
1 brown banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
Half cup plain yoghurt (I like nonfat)
2 Tbsp cruncy peanut butter (I like unsweetened)
Half cup apple cider (or enough to get the blender turning)

Mmmmm, good! It's the peanut butter that puts it over the top. Lots of nice vegetable fat to fill you up right!

Second best recipe -

1 cup cubed, frozen mango flesh
1 cup frozen rasberries
2 Tbsp almond butter
Half cup plain yoghurt
Half cup milk, or enough to get the blender turning

If you have a Trader Joe's near you, check out their frozen organic fruits. I've never seen better prices. 1lb. frozen mango chunks for $1.09. 1lb. frozen blueberries or rasberries for $1.69.


How does the shipping work on frozen produce?Kristin
Dec 19, 2001 9:46 AM
I've avoided ordering frozen items online because I can't imagine them staying frozen during shipping. Then January, things & people alike have a hard time thawing in Chicago. The peanut butter one sounds good...can u make it with a banana that's not so ripe? Brown banana's gross me out.
Trader Joe's is a grocery store. There's one in Hinsdale.Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 19, 2001 9:53 AM
I hit the one in Glenview on the way home from work. And yeah, I'm sure you can use a yellow banana.

If you've never tried a smoothie with a bit of nutiness, you're missing out.

LOL - I read Trader Joes and thought Sierra Trading PostKristin
Dec 19, 2001 10:43 AM
I was wondering why they were selling food items.
sounds good, but I prefer this smoothiegtx
Dec 19, 2001 1:26 PM
Don't know about the peanut butter...Brooks
Dec 20, 2001 9:58 AM
I'm a little hesitant to try it. My recipe for a full blender:
1 cup nonfat milk
1 cup orange juice
1 ripe banana
2 cups of frozen berries (Costco sells a berry blend w/blues, rasps and blacks and I add frozen stawberries)
2 tablespoons of wheat germ
1 cup of yogurt (plain, vanilla, or flavor of choice)

I'll sometimes substitute frozen chunks of melons, peaches, mangoes, etc for the berries.

Mighty tasty,
I like this one-TheMaxx
Dec 22, 2001 4:07 PM
I think I got this from Bicycling Magazine. It's supposed to be post-ride. I think it said about 300 calories and a ton of protein.

1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 banana (I like a whole banana)
handful of ice cubes
1/4 cup of egg beaters
1/2 cup of soy milk
1/2 cup of cranberry juice, or enough to make it pourable