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SMOOTHIE RECIPES . . . BEGINNING WITH G / H / I / K

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

   
Gingerroot Smoothie
Granola Peach Smoothie
Grape Cherry Guzzler
Grapefruit Smoothie
Guava Smoothie
Hawaiian Silk Smoothie
Holiday Punch Smoothie
Honey Raspberry Smoothie
  Honeydew Melon Smoothie
Honeydew Mint Smoothie
Honey Of A Peach Smoothie
Instant Breakfast Smoothie
Island Escape Smoothie
Kiwi Cooler
Kiwi Peach Smoothie

Gingerroot Smoothie Recipe

1 apple, cored, peeled, and sliced
1 lemon, peeled and seeded
1/2 cups filtered water
1/2 cups ice
1 (2 inch) piece fresh gingerroot, peeled and crushed

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.

This is a good smoothie for a queasy tummy. Drink it slowly.

Additional smoothie information:

Recent study in the journal Medical Science Monitor revealed that consuming Ginger revealed migraine pain in 82% of sufferers. The credit goes to gingerols which inhibit prostaglandis and leukotrienes, inflammatory neurotransmitters that trigger head pain. Ginger also tames stomach upset, from general nausea to motion and morning sickness. One more reason to consume gingerrot is that just 1 tsp. per day can end muscle and joint pain, according to Danish Researchers.

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Granola Peach Smoothie Recipe

1 ripe, medium peach
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cups yoghurt
2 tablespoons granola or buckwheat crunchies

  • Blend the first four ingredients.
  • Sprinkle granola or buckwheat on top.

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Grape Cherry Guzzler Recipe

2 cups 100% grape juice from concord grapes (bottled or frozen reconstituted)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup frozen dark sweet pitted cherries
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cups plain non-fat yoghurt

  • Process all in blender until smooth.
  • Pour over crushed ice.

Additional smoothie information:

Eating Concord Grapes or drinking their juice has been shown to improve performance on memory tests. The credit goes to their antioxidants called anthocyanins.

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Grapefruit Smoothie Recipe

1 large grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
1 x 8 ounce container vanilla, orange or apricot flavored low fat yoghurt
2 teaspoons sugar
4 ice cubes
fresh mint for garnish (optional)

  • In blender container, place grapefruit sections, yoghurt, and sugar.
  • Cover and blend on medium speed.
  • While machine is running, add ice cubes one at a time through hole in cover, cover and blend for 45 to 60 seconds at high speed until frothy.
  • Pour through strainer to remove pulp (optional)
  • Garnish with fresh mint if desired.

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Guava Smoothie Recipe

1 frozen banana
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 cup peach sorbet
1 can guava nectar

  • In blender combine all ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth.

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Hawaiian Silk Smoothie Recipe

1 cup soya milk
1/2 cups pineapple juice
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons non-fat dry milk
Ice cubes
1 tablespoon coconut milk

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

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Holiday Punch Smoothie Recipe

2 cups orange juice
2 cups lemon juice
2 cups grenadine syrup
3 quarts ginger ale
1 pint of quartered strawberries or sliced fruit in season

  • Mix juices and syrup.
  • Pour over block of ice to chill.
  • Just before serving, add ginger ale and fruit.

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Honey Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup cold skim milk
1 cup plain low fat yoghurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 banana
1/4 teaspoons vanilla
6 - 8 crushed ice cubes

  • Place berries and 1/2 cup milk in blender. Blend on high for one minute until smooth.

  • Add remaining milk, yoghurt, honey, banana and vanilla. Beat for another minute.

  • Add crushed ice cubes. Blend slowly until smooth.

Additional smoothie information:

Raspberries : The super champion of fiber, just 1 cup of these berries meets over 40% or your daily value. 1 cup = 8 grams

Protect your eyes with Raspberries. These ruby fruits ar chokeful of carotenoids, antioxidant compounds that help prevent age-related macular degeneration.

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Honeydew Melon Smoothie Recipe

2 cups scooped-out honeydew melon
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups vanilla frozen yoghurt

  • In a blender puree the melon with the lemon juice and a pinch of salt.

  • Add the frozen yoghurt and blend until it is smooth.

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Honeydew Mint Smoothie Recipe

2 1/2 cups honeydew melon
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice pinch of salt
1/3 cups of ginger ale or lemon and lime soda
6 ice cubes

  • Put all ingredients into blender.

  • Blend until smooth.

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Honey of a Peach Smoothie Recipe

1 1/4 cups plain low fat yoghurt
1 pound ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cups honey
1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • Divide 1 cup yoghurt among 8 sections of ice cube tray.

  • Freeze until yoghurt cubes are solid, at least 4 hours. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead, keep frozen. )
  • Puree peaches with lemon juice in processor or blender.

  • Add remaining 1/4 cups yoghurt, honey and vanilla. Process until mixture is well blended. Add frozen yoghurt cubes and process until mixture is smooth and frothy.

  • Pour into chilled tall glasses and serve.

Additional smoothie information:

The scent that makes you skinny (effortlessly). Simply smelling a peach can help you shed 24 pounds this month without dieting, report scientists at the Chicago's Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation. "Sweet scents trick the brain into feeling full, so food intake drops", says study author Alan Hirsch, MD "The effect is so powerfull, subjects lost up to 6 pounds per week."

"Peach is rich in beta-carotene , which the body converts into Vitamin A", says Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, professor of Food Science at the Univerity of Maine at Orono."This nutrient fortifies membranes so they're more resistant to infection".

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Instant Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

8 to 12 ounces of milk
1 packet of instant breakfast, preferably chocolate
1 spoonful of peanut butter
1 frozen banana
About 3 ice cubes

  • Pour milk into blender. Add remaining ingredients.

  • Put the blender on blend until banana and ice are chopped up then whip it for about 5 seconds.

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Island Escape Smoothie Recipe

2 cups vanilla frozen yoghurt
1 cup sliced mango
1 cup sliced and peeled papaya
1 tablespoon pina colada mix
1/4 cups kiwi
1/2 cups ice

  • Place ingredients in a blender
  • Puree until smooth.

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Kiwi Cooler Recipe

9 kiwifruit
4 cups pineapple juice
8 ice cubes
2 cups sparkling water
8 large strawberries

  • Peel the kiwis and cut into small pieces. Place half in a blender with 2 cups juice and 4 ice cubes.
  • Blend until smooth. Stir in 1 cup sparkling water.
  • Repeat with the remaining kiwis, 2 cups juice, 4 ice cubes, and 1 cup sparkling water.
  • Pour into tall glasses and garnish each with a strawberry.

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Kiwi Peach Smoothie Recipe

4 kiwifruit, peeled
4 peaches, peeled and frozen
16 ounce can pineapple juice
1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cups frozen limeade concentrate
1/4 teaspoons coconut extract
1 cup ice cubes
Garnish: kiwifruit slices

  • Process first 7 ingredients in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

  • Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.

Additional smoothie information:

The scent that makes you skinny (effortlessly). Simply smelling a peach can help you shed 24 pounds this month without dieting, report scientists at the Chicago's Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation. "Sweet scents trick the brain into feeling full, so food intake drops", says study author Alan Hirsch, MD. "The effect is so powerfull, subjects lost up to 6 pounds per week."

"Peach is rich in beta-carotene , which the body converts into Vitamin A", says Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, professor of Food Science at the Univerity os Maine at Orono."This nutrient fortifies membranes so they're more resistant to infection.

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