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SMOOTHIE RECIPES . . . BEGINNING WITH A

On this page you will find a selection of easy to make smoothie recipes.

For further recipes vist the main page on How to Make Smoothies

Additional information on making healthy drinks or smoothies can also be found under Fruit Juices Smoothies and Shakes

Smoothies

   
Apple Smoothie
Apple Carrot Quencher
Apples And Cream Smoothie
Apple Pie Smoothie
  Apricot Apple Smoothie
Artic Forest Smoothie
Avocado Avalanche
Avocado Banana Berry Smoothie

Apple Smoothie Recipe

2 cups apple sauce
1 cup apple cider
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons Vermont maple syrup
1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and serve.

Additional smoothie information:

A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that enjoying an apple before a meal curbs appetite for up to 4 hours, and Brazilian researchers discovered that the habit can boost weightloss success by as much as 33%.

Having an apple before lunch prevents the blood sugar dips that trigger cravings for sweets or carbohydrates later in the day. The reason: Apples are one of the richest sources of pectin, a soluble fiber that truns into a sticky gel-like substance in the gut and adheres to simple sugar, stalling their absorption into the bloodstream, according to Cambridge University Researchers.

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Apple Carrot Quencher Recipe

2 cups carrot juice
1/2 cups apple juice
6 ounces non-fat vanilla or plain yoghurt, frozen
1 banana

  • Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached.

Additional smoothie information:

Carrots fuel the body with carotenoids, natural anti-oxidants that calm cellular inflammation and dampen Lentin resistance, helping women shed p to 3 pounds each year, according to researchers at the University of Tennesse Health and Science Center in Memphis. For best absorption, carotenoid foods should be conumed with little healthy fat, such as virgin olive oil or walnut oil.

Carrots contain carnitine, a compound that increases stamina by transporting fat to the mitochondria and burning it for energy.

A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that enjoying an apple before a meal curbs appetite for up to 4 hours, and Brazilian researchers discovered that the habit can boost weightloss success by as much as 33%.

Having an apple before lunch prevents the blood sugar dips that trigger cravings for sweets or carbohydrates later in the day. The reason: Apples are one of the richest sources of pectin, a soluble fiber that truns into a sticky gel-like substance in the gut and adheres to simple sugar, stalling their absorption into the bloodstream, according to Cambridge University Researchers.

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Apples And Cream Smoothie Recipe

2 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon or apple pie spice
1 cup fat free skim or 1% low fat milk
Ground cinnamon (optional)

  • In a blender container combine low-fat ice cream, applesauce, and the 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon or apple pie spice.
  • Cover and blend until smooth. Add fat free skim or 1% low fat milk. Cover and blend until just mixed.
  • Pour into glasses. If desired, sprinkle each serving with additional cinnamon. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 (8 oz) servings

Additional smoothie information:

A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that enjoying an apple before a meal curbs appetite for up to 4 hours, and Brazilian researchers discovered that the habit can boost weightloss success by as much as 33%.

Having an apple before lunch prevents the blood sugar dips that trigger cravings for sweets or carbohydrates later in the day. The reason: Apples are one of the richest sources of pectin, a soluble fiber that truns into a sticky gel-like substance in the gut and adheres to simple sugar, stalling their absorption into the bloodstream, according to Cambridge University Researchers.

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Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

1 frozen banana
1/2 peeled, chopped apple
1 cup apple juice
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Control the consistency by adding more or less chopped apple.

Additional smoothie information:

A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that enjoying an apple before a meal curbs appetite for up to 4 hours, and Brazilian researchers discovered that the habit can boost weightloss success by as much as 33%.

Having an apple before lunch prevents the blood sugar dips that trigger cravings for sweets or carbohydrates later in the day. The reason: Apples are one of the richest sources of pectin, a soluble fiber that truns into a sticky gel-like substance in the gut and adheres to simple sugar, stalling their absorption into the bloodstream, according to Cambridge University Researchers.

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Apricot Apple Smoothie Recipe

1 apple (golden delicious), peeled, cored & chopped
1 cup apple juice
4 apricots, fresh, pitted (skin optional)
1 banana, peeled
3/4 cups yoghurt, plain
10 - 12 ice cubes
1 tablespoon honey

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

Additional smoothie information:

Just one serving of Apricot brings on deeper, more restful sleep, thanks to the fruit's rich stores of tryptophan. Norwegian researchers discovered that the amino acid boosts levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter key to regulating healthy sleep patterns.

Eating Apricots reduces muscle aches and knots by 80%, according to a study in the Annals of Clinical Biochemistry. The magic ingredients: calcium, magnesium and potassium; minerals that work in tandem to ensure proper muscle function and pliability.

The Zinc in Apricots aids in the metabolism of Dopamine. This neurotransmitter speeds brain signals, increasing mental acuity by 15%, studies at North Dakota's Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research shows.

Munching on Apricots daily can cut the risk of vision loss by 25%, according to the National Eye Institute. The credit goes to beta-carotene and vitamin C, nutrients vital to the transmission of nerve impulses from the retina to the brain.

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Artic Forest Smoothie Recipe

1 peach, frozen
10 blueberries, frozen
1 cup light (reduced sugar) fat free vanilla yoghurt, frozen
1/2 cups 1% milk
1/2 tablespoons crushed pecan
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached.

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Avocado Avalanche Smoothie Recipe

1 large avocado
2 teaspoons condensed milk
1 cup ice

  • Scoop out avocado into blender.
  • Add 2 teaspoons condensed milk or a little more, depending on how sweet you like it. Then add the ice and blend all of it together until it's a semi-creamy texture.

Additional smoothie information:

One Avocado delivers a whooping 11 grams of fiber. 1/4 avocado = 4 grams

Avocado is rich in magnesium that reduces risk of excess belly fat, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar- the symptoms of metabolic syndrome.

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat that can lower cholesterol.

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Avocado Banana Berry Smoothie Recipe

Half a ripe avocado
1 to 1 1/2 frozen bananas
4 to 5 frozen or fresh strawberries
Splash non-fat soy or other nut milk
Pinch cardamom
Pinch allspice
Whatever else strikes your fancy. . . nuts, fruits, spices, etc

  • Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend until desired texture is reached.

Additional smoothie information:

One Avocado delivers a whooping 11 grams of fiber. 1/4 avocado = 4 grams

Avocado is rich in magnesium that reduces risk of excess belly fat, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar- the symptoms of metabolic syndrome.

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat that can lower cholesterol.

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