Appetizers and Beverages - Cool stuff! Smoothies and cold beverages

06-13-2004, 10:41 PM
This is my "generic" smoothie recipe. I have this for breakfast most every morn.

1 c skim milk
1/2 c vanilla nonfat yogurt
1/3 c dry quick cook oatmeal (uncooked)
2 Tbsp crushed flax seed
2 or 3 ice cubes

Give this a whirl in the blender. 1 serving
Nut Val for basic recipe
279 Cal, 6.8 fat, 0.8 sat fat, 39 carb, 17.73 protein, 5.4 fiber, 6.45 cholest.

Now for the yummy variations....
banana + 1 tsp low fat p nut butter
fresh peach
fresh peach + a sprinkle of cinnamon
1/3 c frozen mixed berries
1/2 env ff hot cocoa mix
1/2 env ff hot cocoa mix + 1 tsp low fat p nut butter

Use your imagination! This is a very healthy smoothie...the flax seed is a great source of omega-3 fatty acid, plus the lignans in it may help alleviate many symptoms of menopause, including depression. :D

BTW...Here's a little secret...sometimes I sprinkle in a little sugar free jello powder for extra flavor in a plain smoothie...or I may add a little sugar free strawberry powder to a smoothie with banana in get the idea.

06-13-2004, 11:07 PM
That recipe is very close to the smoothie I make but mine goes like this:

1 c. milk
1 c. frozen strawberries
1 scoop vanilla whey powder
1Tbsp. ground flax (for Omega 3 and fiber)
1 tsp. Udo's oil ( for Omega 3-6-9)

Let the frozen berries sit in the milk for a few minutes this makes the smoothie very thick, then add other ingredients, I use my handi dandi Braun mixer whirl it around ...

I drink this after a workout...

08-03-2004, 02:28 PM
1/2 cup peach juice
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup honeydew melon, seeded, diced
1 tablespoon mint leaves

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 tall glasses

Nutritional info per Serving:
Calories: 130; Total fat: 1g; Fiber 2g

08-03-2004, 02:29 PM
2 cups watermelon, seeded, diced
1 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
1 cup strawberries, frozen
1 cup peach juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender, puree until smooth. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 tall glasses

Nutritional info per serving
Calories: 130; Total fat: 1g; Fiber 2g

08-05-2004, 11:54 AM
Recipe no.1

1-1/2 ounces white tequila
1 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1. Combine the ingredients in a
cocktail shaker two-thirds full of ice. Shake until well chilled.
Strain the mixture into a salt-rimmed (optional) margarita or martini glass.

Recipe No. 2

1-1/2 ounces white tequila
1 ounce orange-flavored brandy, such as Grand Marnier
1 ounce fresh lime juice

1. Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker two-thirds full of ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain the mixture into a salt-rimmed (optional) margarita or martini glass.

08-05-2004, 04:55 PM
1 cup of any frozen fruit
1 cup of low-fat or FF milk
Splenda to taste (optional)

Put into blender, blend.

04-07-2005, 05:25 PM
2 cup(s) Diet Mountain Dew
1 tsp table salt
1/4 cup(s) fresh lime juice
2 tbsp Splenda No Calorie Sweetener

Pour 1 tablespoon lime juice in a small bowl. Sprinkle salt on a piece of waxed paper. Dip the rims of 4 tall glasses or Margarita glasses into lime juice, then into salt. place glasses in freezer for 15 minutes or until frost sets.

Just before serving put the remaining lime juice, diet Mountain Dew, Splenda and 1 1/2 oz tequila per glass (remember it makes 4 glasses so that is 6 oz tequila into a blender and process till smooth. Add 2 cups ice of cubes a bit at a time. Blend 30 - 40 seconds or until mixture is blended and ice is crushed.

Pour even amount into each glass and serve. :cheers:

Makes 4 margaritas at 2 points each

06-10-2005, 12:23 PM

Makes 1 serving

1 Cup Orange Juice
1 Cup Skim Milk
1 Cup Crushed Ice
1 TBSP Instant Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding

Place ingredients in blender and combine until smooth.
Serve in a tall glass with a sprig of mint for garnish.

06-10-2005, 12:24 PM
Makes 1 serving

1 cup of fat free milk
1 TBSP instant Fat Free Pudding Powder -flavor of your choice
1 TBSP Light Cool Whip
1 tsp. vanilla extract
8 Ice Cubes

Put all ingredients in a blender, mix well until all the ingredients are combined, and ice cubes are crushed.

02-02-2006, 05:01 PM
Makes 6 servings


2 kg watermelon
1 cup of ice
Artificial sweetener (to taste)


Remove the watermelon rind and seeds and discard. Dice up the watermelon.

In a blender, crush the ice than add the diced watermelon and blend until smooth. Add the desired amount of artificial sweetener into the water if you want it extra sweet but the watermelon may be sweet enough on its on.

Pour into tall glasses and garnish with mint or fruit slice and wide straw - makes a refreshing summer treat :sunny:

Nutritional Info per serving: Calories 58; Fat 0 g; Dietary Fiber 0 WW: 1 Point

08-01-2006, 04:26 PM
Serving Size : 1


1 orange, peeled and with as much of the white pith removed as possible
(don't worry if there is still a bit left)
1/2 c yogurt with fruit, nonfat, artificial sweetener -- vanilla
1 c ice -- cracked
1 pkg sweetener

Using a sharp knife, cut orange in half and use knife to probe each section to locate seeds and remove them.

In a blender place the orange halves, yogurt, ice, and sweetener.
Blend on highest speed until smooth.
Add a tablespoon of water at a time if the blender struggles to get started.

Nutritional info: 123 calories .3 g fat, 3 g fiber - (2 WW points)

10-04-2006, 01:29 PM
Hi I am new here. This is my subsitute for a chocolate shake. In blender I put two cups ice water, 2/3 cup non fat dry milk, one big teaspoon of cocoa, splenda (greatest sugar subsitute in the world) to your sugar taste. I use about 1/3 cup. add a handful of ice cubes and use highest setting on my blender. Makes a great drink. You can use other things too besides cocoa. I use bananas or any of the extracts. Any fruits works great. I use it at night, at the 9pm bewitching hour, when I feel pressed, about to eat something before bed. It fills me up and keeps me from eating food after 6pm.

04-29-2011, 03:29 PM
Hey, guys. I know this is an older sticky, but I want to contribute my new good smoothie find. I saw some frozen rhubarb at the store, and picked up some frozen strawberries, and needless to say, it got my wheels turning. Strawberry rhubarb pie is good, right? Well, so are stawberry rhubarb smoothies.

1/2 cup rhubarb (35 cals)
2/3 cup strawberries (50 cals)
1 cup almond milk or skim milk (I choose almond milk because it's 40 cals a cup if you get unsweetened)
2 tablespoons splenda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup water

This is delcious! Try it sometime. Rhubarb and strawberries are both great for you not to mention the added vitamins and low carbiness of the almond milk (or protein in reg. milk).