100 lb. Club - Smoothies Anyone?




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Smiling_Sara
02-28-2010, 06:51 PM
In an effort to try more smoothies please share some recipes with us. I'm a newb at smoothies so I don't have any, but would like some really basic yummy, and of course healthy ones! Thanks everyone!


JackiG
02-28-2010, 07:14 PM
I love smoothies.

1 cup of juice (I use acai or apple juice)
6oz frozen fruit (if you use frozen fruit, you do not need ice, at times I also add fresh baby spinach or frozen broccoli, about 2oz)

180 calories

After my workout I will have my smoothie with a scoop of Whey protein.

jigglefree
02-28-2010, 10:06 PM
I have a smoothie for breakfast. 1 cup Strawberries, water and a scoop of protein. 145 Calories.


astrophe
02-28-2010, 11:19 PM
Are you talking blender or juicer?

Either way, here's the motherload of combos. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Juices-Natural-Vitality/dp/1844837998/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267413540&sr=8-1

Def check it out from library or visit a bookstore to flip through it.

A.

Jennifer 3FC
03-01-2010, 01:36 PM
1 cup strawberries
1 banana
1 seedless orange, peeled
5 ice cubes
1 chopped date

Whirl it up! If it's too thick, add 1/2 cup of orange juice, or a little almond milk. It's also good to mix up the berries with blueberries and raspberries.

haleysmommy5402
03-01-2010, 01:52 PM
ive been drinking the yoplait frozen smoothies they are pretty good and easy .. all you do is add low fat milk to it and blend it in the blender!!

Smiling_Sara
03-01-2010, 01:57 PM
Thanks ladies! Keep em coming! I've heard of some ppl using vanilla yogart in place of milk or water. Do they come out as smooth as using milk or soymilk?

Blairsey
03-01-2010, 02:21 PM
Thanks ladies! Keep em coming! I've heard of some ppl using vanilla yogart in place of milk or water. Do they come out as smooth as using milk or soymilk?

Even smoother!:D Yogurt smoothies are my fav. I just use plain yogurt and frozen berries. Banana really adds to the creaminess. And, you can use whatever liquid you want to thin it out enough for it to blend smoothly....even a little water to save on calories.

Angihas2
03-01-2010, 03:55 PM
Smoothies are huge in our house. I do alot of driving during the week for school and toss all the ingredients in the blender/cup the night before and toss it in freezer.
1 yogurt, whatever flavour you like, or none at all
banana
complement fruit, we like berries, all of them, so generally a handful of these
1 tbsp flaxseed
1 tbsp wheat germ
1 tbsp peach flavoured fish oil

then in the am i spin it around a few times and if i need to, i add some liquid, water, juice or v8 just to thin it out. I bought a $15 travel smoothie maker from Wal-Mart becase you just remove the blend lid and add a travel lid and it fits my cup holder. It also keeps me from stopping at starbucks on the way to class.

MamaP
03-01-2010, 05:11 PM
I have a couple favorites (I make these in my magic bullet):

Mocha Coffee
Light Vanilla Soymilk (or regular milk - depending on what I have)
1 scoop protein powder
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1 tablespoon SF Suisse Mocha coffee mix
1/2 tablespoon SF FF Chocolate Pudding mix
Ice


Tropical Smoothie
Light Vanilla Soymilk (or regular milk - depending on what I have)
about half a cup Frozen fruit mix (peaches, strawberries, mango, etc.)
Scoop of protein powder
1 tsp of sugar free orange jello mix

I have done this with frozen strawberries and added Cheesecake SF pudding mix - taste like strawberry cheesecake. Other combinations: Strawberries with Banana cream pudding mix; Vanilla Soymilk, vanilla protein powder with orange jello mix and ice. The combinations are endless. With the jello mix I usually use about a teaspoon and with the pudding mix it's about 1/2 tablespoon. You can adjust the measurements according to your tastes.

MomtoThree
03-01-2010, 05:11 PM
We keep our vitamix busy with smoothies.

My Favorite a Mounds Shake

1 banana (frozen)
almond milk (1/4 cup)
1tbsp cocoa or to taste (the plain kind like you use for cooking)
1tbsp unsweeted coconut
2 cups fresh spinach
1/4 cup blueberries

It changes with what we have but I love chocolate smoothies and hiding greens in it helps the bulk without too many calories. I also keep mine very think and eat it with a spoon so you would need more liquid if you actually want to drink it.

Shannon in ATL
03-01-2010, 05:13 PM
I use vanilla or plain yogurt in addition to milk, also usually use a little ice. I throw in fresh banana, whatever frozen fruit I have on hand. My favorite is pineapple, mango, peach, dark cherry, a couple of strawberries or blueberries depending on mood.

ETA - I also use protein powder most of the time, too.

marigrace
03-01-2010, 05:15 PM
I thought you'd never ask....Skim milk, or soy milk, a bosc pear and some fresh ginger and ice....YUMMY!

Matilda08
03-01-2010, 09:34 PM
I love smoothies also

I use a cup of vanilla soy milk w/ice and any fruit usually stawberry and blend

Another way is to use FF yogurt and fruit along with ice.....they all taste pretty good!!!!!

S.A.S.H
03-05-2010, 06:41 AM
These are all great, can we add this to the recipe folder?

CardboardCutoutCat
03-05-2010, 06:49 AM
Banana,
Orange juice (fresh)
Tbsp Almond butter
Ice

YUM.

shelben
04-16-2010, 09:49 AM
In an effort to try more smoothies please share some recipes with us. I'm a newb at smoothies so I don't have any, but would like some really basic yummy, and of course healthy ones! Thanks everyone!
Just found this web site and I think it is great. Had the article from Womens World and lost it. Started the diet Monday and lost 5 pounds. Sure it is only water. But the smoothie really fills me up. I take the fish oil & wheat germ in pill form. Can't find chia seeds. Went to 4 health foods stores. But I still love the results...
Have a question I lost the magazine and would love the reciepes for the soup.et al... I remember the apple slices baking it at 250 for 2 hours, but if you can tell me the soup receipe and the other snacks and menu items I would appreciate it.
I know 12 almonds.. 1 oz chocolate... yogurt and ????
I have dieted all my life and am 69 years old and have never been this heavy. At my age it is deadly to keep this weight on.
Really need some motivation. I ran out today and bought his book "You on a diet" but the magazine was so much better. ANY HELP out there.
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chicpanda
04-16-2010, 03:05 PM
I use green tea as the liquid base, helps add extra anti-oxidants.

Elladorine
04-16-2010, 05:01 PM
Have a question I lost the magazine and would love the reciepes for the soup.et al... I remember the apple slices baking it at 250 for 2 hours, but if you can tell me the soup receipe and the other snacks and menu items I would appreciate it.
I know 12 almonds.. 1 oz chocolate... yogurt and ????
I still have the article. Give me a bit, I'll scan it and send to you in a PM. :)

Elladorine
04-16-2010, 05:28 PM
Had the article from Womens World and lost it.
Whoops, just figured out you can't receive PM's, lol . . . anyway, here are the scans (hope it's ok that I post them here, the magazine's no longer available on news stands):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/deepamethyst/smoothiesdroz1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/deepamethyst/smoothiesdroz2.jpg

sarahyu
04-16-2010, 05:31 PM
Can't find chia seeds. Went to 4 health foods stores. But I still love the results...

I finally found chia seeds at my local big International grocery store in the latin foods section in the spice section. I got a 4oz bag for .99. Not bad considering I've seen it for $10-20 a pound on line. And also Puritan's Pride (the vitamin/supplement people) carry it too for not too expensive.

Good luck
Sarah

Elladorine
04-16-2010, 06:02 PM
I finally found chia seeds at my local big International grocery store in the latin foods section in the spice section. I got a 4oz bag for .99. Not bad considering I've seen it for $10-20 a pound on line. And also Puritan's Pride (the vitamin/supplement people) carry it too for not too expensive.

Good luck
Sarah
Ooh, I've had trouble locating some myself, so thanks for the info. :)

synger
04-16-2010, 08:51 PM
My typical smoothie is a handful of frozen mixed berries, a handful of frozen spinach, a scoop of whey protein, a tablespoon of ground flax, and skim milk.