Super-Healthy Smoothie Combo Ideas?
- Lila Apr 3, 2006 02:47 PM
I'm getting sick of my banana-blueberry-soy milk smoothie I make in the morning. Does anyone have any ideas for other healthy non-dairy combos?
A couple different favorites:
I always add a scoop of protein powder to these...for extra nutrition and thickness.
1 serving silken tofu
2/3 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup pineapple juice
5-6 ice cubes
1/2 cup soy milk
3/4 cup orange/mango juice
2/3 cup frozen peaches
5-6 ice cubes
1/2 cup peach or raspberry soy yogurt
2/3 cup frozen mango chunks
2/3 cup blueberry or pomegranite juice
8 ice cubes
Okay...this will sound more complicated than it is...but I LOVE this combo! Banana, soy milk, fresh dates, vanilla, oat bran, flaxseed. I poach the dates (about 10, depending on size; if using medjools, it would be 3-4) in about a 1/2 of water with a tsp of vanilla. When cool, I pit them and freeze them overnight with the poaching liquid. I always have chunks of frozen banana on hand. So, each morning, I grind up 3 tbsp flaxseed with 1 tbsp oat bran...put the equivalent of about 1/2 banana in the blender...add about 10 oz or so of vanilla soy milk...add the flaxseed/oatbran...add the frozen dates...blend together on highest setting. You can use dried dates if you have to, but the mixture will never be as smooth. The resulting smoothie will be about 16 oz or so. Don't let it sit around too long or the flaxseeds will make it viscous.
Steal ideas from the juice makers. Cucumber lemon lime. Ginger peach carrot. Avocado and honey (and a bit of salt. Maybe even balsamic vinegar.)
no exact recipie, whatever is on hand, but I do love to add a spoonful of peanut butter occasionally!