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SMOOTHIE RECIPES . . . BEGINNING WITH D / E / F

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

   
Daiquiri Twist Smoothie
Date Yoghurt Smoothie
Double Apple Smoothie
Double Melon Smoothie
Everything But The Kitchen Sink Smoothie
Flaxseed Smoothie
  Frosty Fruit Smoothie with Wheat Germ
Frozen Fruit Smoothie
Fruit Cocktail Smoothie
Fruit Salad Smoothie
Fruity Sunflower Smoothie

Daiquiri Twist Smoothie Recipe

1 cup apple, cranberry juice
1/2 cups orange juice
1/2 cups frozen blackberries
1/2 cups kiwis
1/2 cups crushed ice
1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 scoop vanilla ice cream

  • Place ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

Additional smoothie information:

Cranberries contain ascorbic acid, a nutrient that thins liver bile so fat can be broken down more quickly, and that allows fat to be flushed out of the system so it is not stored in cells.

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Date Yoghurt Smoothie Recipe

1/2 cups chopped dates
1 banana, chopped, (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cups orange juice
1/2 cups plain non-fat yoghurt
1/2 cups crushed ice

  • Combine dates, banana slices and orange juice in a blender and puree until dates are finely chopped.

  • Add yoghurt and ice, blend until just combined.

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Double Apple Smoothie Recipe

2 bananas
1 green apple
1 red apple
10 - 12 frozen strawberries
1 - 2 cups apple juice

  • Put all the ingredients in the blender in the order listed and mix on high until fully blended.

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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Double Melon Smoothie Recipe

1 1/2 cups seeded and chopped watermelon
1 1/2 cups seeded and chopped honeydew melon
Juice of 2 limes
1 cup vanilla low fat yoghurt
1 cup ice cubes

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

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Everything But The Kitchen Sink Smoothie Recipe

2 bananas
1 orange
1 apple
2 chunks of fresh pineapple
2 kiwis
1/2 cups of frozen blueberries
10 - 12 frozen strawberries
1 - 2 cups cranberry juice
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1 (8 ounce) carton plain yoghurt
1 small banana, cut up
1 cup frozen or fresh whole strawberries
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple packed with juice, chilled
2 tablespoons real lemon juice from concentrate
1 cup ice cubes
Halved fresh strawberries, optional

  • Chill condensed milk.
  • In blender container, combine condensed milk, yoghurt, banana, whole strawberries, pineapple with its juice and real lemon, cover and blend until smooth.

  • With blender running, gradually add ice cubes, blending until smooth.

  • Garnish with halved strawberries if desired. Serve immediately.

Additional smoothie information:

Cranberries contain ascorbic acid, a nutrient that thins liver bile so fat can be broken down more quickly, and that allows fat to be flushed out of the system so it is not stored in cells.

Keep your heart healthy with Strawberries. This juicy jewels contain folate, a nutrient that helps lower homocysteine levels to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Look vibrant with lemons. The Vitamin C in these tangy fruits is vital to the production of collagen, the connective tissue that keeps skin smooth and firm.

Erase winter colds with Pineapple. This sweet tropical fruit contains Bromelain, an enzyme that eases congestion and suppresses coughs associated with Bronchitis and other respiratory ailments.

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Flaxseed Smoothie Recipe

1 medium banana or fruit of choice
1/4 cups yoghurt or tofu
1 to 2 tablespoons concentrated fruit juice
1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cups soya milk
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
Dash cinnamon or mace

  • Blend all together until creamy smooth.

Additional smoothie information:

Extensive research at the Mayo Clinic and elsewhere proves that flax is the richest plant source of inflammation-soothing omega-3 fatty acids. Flax is nature's number 1 source of lignans, unique plant compound that can double the speed at which the liver metabolizes and excretes inflammation- triggering fat and toxins. The study proven dose : 1 to 2 Tbs. of ground flax daily.

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Frosty Fruit Smoothie with Wheat Germ Recipe

1 cup low-fat vanilla yoghurt
1 cup sliced peaches, fresh, frozen or canned
1 ripe banana, cut into chunks
1/4 cups wheat germ
1/4 cups orange juice
1 cup ice cubes
Peach or banana slices, optional
2 teaspoons wheat germ, optional

  • In blender or food processor, combine yoghurt, peaches, banana, wheat germ, 1/4 cups orange juice and ice cubes.

  • Cover and blend about 1 minute, or until smooth.
  • Serve immediately, poured into tall glasses and garnished with peach or banana slices and sprinkled with 2 teaspoons wheat germ.

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Frozen Fruit Smoothie Recipe

1/2 cups frozen bananas
1/2 cups frozen peaches
1/2 cups frozen strawberries
2 cups milk
1/4 cups orange juice
2 tablespoons honey

  • In a blender, combine all the above until smooth.
  • Pour into tall glasses, pop a straw in and enjoy!

Wonderful for those hot days in the summertime.

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Fruit Cocktail Smoothie Recipe

8 ounces canned fruit cocktail, chilled
1 cup milk
1/4 cups non-fat dry milk powder
1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cups ice cubes
2 dashes ground cinnamon

  • In a blender container combine undrained fruit cocktail and remaining ingredients. Cover, blend till combined.
  • Add ice cubes, cover and blend until smooth.
  • Sprinkle with additional cinnamon (for garnish) if desired.

  • Serve immediately.

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Fruit Salad Smoothie Recipe

1 medium ripe peach
3/4 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 banana peeled
2 cups skimmed evaporated milk, chilled
4 teaspoons frozen orange juice concentrate
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 - 6 ice cubes
Cinnamon - optional

  • Combine everything in blender except ice and cinnamon.
  • With blender running, add ice cubes one at a time.
  • Divide smoothie into 4 chilled glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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Fruity Sunflower Smoothie Recipe

1/3 of 20 ounce bag frozen strawberries
1 banana
1/2 15 ounce can pineapple (including juice), or several slices of fresh pineapple
3 tablespoons low-fat plain yoghurt
2 tablespoons unsalted sunflower seeds
6 ounces orange juice

  • Blend for about 30 seconds, then serve.

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