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SMOOTHIE RECIPES . . . BEGINNING WITH C

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

   
Cappuccino Smoothie
Carob Smoothie
Cherry Berry Smoothie
Cherry Cantaloupe Smoothie
Cherry Vanilla Smoothie
Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Chocolate Mint Smoothie
  Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Citrus Cooler
Citrus Tea Smoothie
Cocoa Berry Smoothie
Coconut Ginger Smoothie
Coffee Smoothie
Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Cappuccino Smoothie Recipe

2 cups brewed double strength coffee
1 pint coffee ice cream
6 cups ice
1 1/2 cups milk
Whipped cream, if desired
Cinnamon for garnish

  • Place coffee, ice cream, ice and milk in blender.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Additional smoothie information:

A pre-breakfast mug of coffee can help pare excess pounds, a proven diabetes risk factor, by suppressing appetite by as much as 35%. Drinking a cup of coffee first thing can reduce blood sugar swings by 50%.

And the effect lasts throughout the entire day. Researchers theorize that coffee's rich supply of phenols and other antioxidants boost production of insulin, the hormone that helps keep blood sugar in check.

What's more, this nutrient blend improves cell's response to insulin, so the hormone can function at peak efficiency.

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Carob Smoothie Recipe

3 - 4 dates, pitted and soaked 20 minutes
1 cup nut or grain milk
1 frozen banana, cut in chunks
3 - 4 tablespoons carob powder
Dash vanilla (optional)

  • Place dates in a small bowl with just enough water to cover. Let them soak 20 minutes, drain.
  • In blender, combine the dates, nut milk, banana, carob powder and vanilla.
  • Blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

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Cherry Berry Smoothie Recipe

1 cup low-fat cherry yoghurt
1/4 cups cranberry juice
1 cup frozen, pitted cherries
3/4 cups frozen, unsweetened blueberries

  • Combine the yoghurt and cranberry juice in a blender.
  • Add the cherries and berries.
  • Blend until smooth.

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Cherry Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe

1/2 cantaloupe (peeled, seeded, and sliced)
1/2 cups apple or apricot juice
2 - 3 pitted cherries
1/4 cups raspberries or blackberries
3 - 4 ice cubes

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

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Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

1 cup frozen vanilla yoghurt
1 cup apple juice
2 cups frozen cherries

  • Pour liquid ingredients into the blender first. yoghurt is a liquid ingredient.
  • Add cherries.
  • Put cover on and blend until smooth.

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe

1 frozen banana - peeled
6 ounces light (reduced sugar) fat-free vanilla or cherry frozen yoghurt
2 tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup
1/2 cups non-fat milk

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

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Chocolate Mint Smoothie Recipe

4 scoops peppermint ice cream
1 1/2 cups milk
2 drops peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate syrup

  • Combine in a blender container and blend until no white shows.
  • Serve immediately.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe

1/2 cups rice milk
1/2 cups silken tofu
1/3 cups creamy peanut butter
2 fresh bananas, frozen and sliced
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
6 ice cubes

  • Combine the rice milk, tofu and peanut butter in a blender. Add the bananas, chocolate syrup and ice cubes.

  • Blend until smooth, about 30 to 40 seconds.
  • Makes 2 servings.

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Citrus Cooler Recipe

6 1/2 cups ruby red or pink grapefruit juice, divided
2 cups pineapple juice
1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
2 cups lime-flavored sparkling mineral water, chilled
Lime slices for garnish

  • Pour 2 1/2 cups grapefruit juice into ice trays, filling 28 sections, freeze.

  • Combine remaining 4 cups grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, and orange juice concentrate, stir well.

  • Cover and chill at least 3 hours.
  • Stir in mineral water just before serving.
  • Place 3 frozen grapefruit juice cubes in each of 9 glasses, fill each fruit juice mixture.
  • Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

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Citrus Tea Smoothie Recipe

1 cup orange segments, chilled
1/2 cups grapefruit segments, chilled
1/2 cups strong-brewed earl grey tea, chilled
3/4 cups orange sherbet
2 ice cubes, crushed

  • Combine the orange segments, grapefruit segments, and tea in a blender.
  • Add the sherbet and ice.

  • Blend until smooth.

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Cocoa Berry Smoothie Recipe

3/4 cups apple juice
1 cup vanilla yoghurt
2 cups mixed frozen berries
2 to 3 tablespoons sweetened powdered cocoa

  • Pour liquid ingredients into the blender first. yoghurt is a liquid ingredient.
  • Add berries and cocoa.

  • Put cover on and blend until smooth.

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Coconut Ginger Smoothie Recipe

1/4 cups apple juice
1 pinch coconut, grated or 1 tablespoon coconut milk
1/2 banana
1/4 teaspoons ginger root fresh, peeled, grated
1/2 cups crushed ice or 2 small ice cubes

Can be made from fresh or dried coconut or purchased bottled. Do not use the canned coconut mix for mixed drinks as it is very sweet and different.

  • If using fresh coconut: cut coconut meat into 1 inch pieces and place equal amounts of coconut and hot water in food processor or blender. Puree at high speed for a couple of minutes, let steep for 30 minutes. Then pour into a strainer set over a bowl. Press on the pulp and squeeze by the handful to extract as much milk as possible. Pour the milk through a fine mesh strainer.
  • For dried coconut: use 1 cup of unsweetened, dried coconut with 1 1/2 cups hot tap water. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Puree one minute and proceed as above.
  • Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Will keep up to three days refrigerated and indefinitely, if frozen.

Additional smoothie information:

Stronger Bones: The sterols in Coconut mimic the action of progesterone, a key hormone for bone strength., experts at Indianas Purdue University. Plus, coconut oil nourishes the pancreas, so pancreatic enzymes cab better absorb bone fortifying minerals like Calcium.

Faster Meatbolism: This tropical treats contain medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), a unique fat that is shuttled straight to the liver and immediately burned for fuel. Research shows this little detour revs metabolic rate by up to 50%, speeding weight loss and doubling energy lvels.

A Healthier Heart: Coconut's powerful anti-oxidants neutralizes the free radicals that contribute to the build up of bad cholesterol, while it's healthy fats help the body produce good cholesterol. This cuts heart disease by 67%. - First Magazine

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Coffee Smoothie Recipe

3 to 4 tablespoons instant coffee powder
1 cup milk (non-fat)
1 cup vanilla frozen yoghurt
1 cup frozen bananas

  • Pour liquid ingredients into the blender first. yoghurt is a liquid ingredient.
  • Add bananas.

  • Put cover on and blend until smooth.

Additional smoothie information:

A pre-breakfast mug of coffee can help pare excess pounds, a proven diabetes risk factor, by suppressing appetite by as much as 35%. Drinking a cup of coffee first thing can reduce blood sugar swings by 50%.

And the effect lasts throughout the entire day. Researchers theorize that coffee's rich supply of phenols and other antioxidants boost production of insulin, the hormone that helps keep blood sugar in check.

What's more, this nutrient blend improves cell's response to insulin, so the hormone can function at peak efficiency.

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Cucumber Mint Smoothie Recipe

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons mint leaves and mint sprigs finely chopped
1 1/2 cups apple juice or still cider
1 cup lemon sorbet
1 cup ice cubes

  • Place the cucumber, mint, apple juice or cider, sorbet and ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Garnish with mint, and serve.

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