How to Make a Delicious Healthy Frosty Meal-in-a-Glass

Strawberry smoothies are always on call.  Fresh or frozen, they are delicious in taste and colorful too.
Strawberry smoothies are always on call. Fresh or frozen, they are delicious in taste and colorful too.
Banana or banana-pineapple or banana-peach, banana-blueberry--all are lucious.  Add lemon for a tart twist too!
Banana or banana-pineapple or banana-peach, banana-blueberry--all are lucious. Add lemon for a tart twist too!
Everything goes!  Mix and match and come up with something new and tasty constantly.  Yum!
Everything goes! Mix and match and come up with something new and tasty constantly. Yum!

Make your personalized deliciously healthy smoothie like YOU prefer!

Perhaps this type recipe should not be truly called 'frosty' because that is thought to contain ice cream, and this does not. It could of course, but the ingredients I like using are fruits for varied flavor, eggs for protein, plain or flavored yogurt and or cottage cheese, sometimes nuts and or oats, or additional protein whey powders and green foods powder. Ice may be used as you prefer for your tastebuds. Because I use 'natural' eggs, I should remind you that the drink should be consumed at the time of its making to prevent any bacterial contamination to increase and possibly cause illness. This would be true of any egg use, however.

The ease of making simply delicious liquid meals is that you may use whatever you have on hand, even canned fruits. The liquid meal requires cold ingredients or/and ice, usable in a blender, or other strong type kitchen appliance. I have a Vita Mix but (shhh) usually just use my blender for smaller servings for one or two.

You will need to:

1. pick your fruit base using one or several;

2. decide the protein of choice for nutritive value and thickening too;

3. the addition of ice or not;

4. any needed sweetening preferred, though I do not usually add any unless using lots of lemon, and then I

5. use stevia or occasionally xylitol. Remember the fruits contain fruit-sugar called fructose and we want to escape the use of refined sugar for health sake. Honey may also be used as well as maple syrup or molasses in such concoctions as banana-coffee or apple/peach spice if you really need a little sugar push.

Your blender is just waiting to be filled with luscious cold fruit.  That smoothie is calling your name.
Your blender is just waiting to be filled with luscious cold fruit. That smoothie is calling your name.
Berries, peaches and banana are frosty favorites with my family.
Berries, peaches and banana are frosty favorites with my family.
Even canteloupe and watermelon are tasty ingredients - will need more thickening here unless you want it really juicy.  That's fine too!
Even canteloupe and watermelon are tasty ingredients - will need more thickening here unless you want it really juicy. That's fine too!

Almost every fruit mixes well with any other.

When you examine all the fruits available in our global provision, there are an amazing variation and all are delicious. You will have preferences before and after making your own frosties, and that may well change as you discover newer delightful combinations of fruits.

A partial list of available fruits could contain: Strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry, grapes of several types: Cherry, apricot, peach, nectarine, plum: Banana, orange, coconut, pineapple, guava, mango, kiwi, apples, pears. And...tomato!

I grow my own mint which is delightful as garnish. A small amount of parsley is good to add for its glutathione antioxidant properties, but it is strong flavored so go easy till you know what you like. Celery gives little flavor but adds needed fiber and lots of liquid and I often use it.

I will also often add a powdered Green Food by Springboard which has excellent fruit and veggie properties and lots of nutrient value. Will also use their Red Food which is just that -red fruits and veggies with blood-cleansing nutrient properties and great taste. Their products are available at www.SB3.com, and the company is based in California. (This is the same company that produces the transdermal cremes for skin-absorbed nutrition as mentioned in my hub regarding skin nutrition for autistic children.)

Other thickening agents are dried oats, which need to be first ground before adding to the liquid part of the smoothie. Also nuts, especially almonds, pecans and walnuts, which also need to be ground or finely chopped. Once in a while when I need more thickening for the smoothie, I will add a graham cracker or two to stiffen up the liquid. Consider that this too would add some sugar.  Dried apricots or peaches are great thickeners too but generally give heavier texture in a blender.  Vita Mix would just thicken it all smoothly.  Delicious either way!

Thickening agents are not absolutely necessary since some people prefer a juicier meal-in-a-glass. If you are using banana, these are one of the best fruit thickeners. When you use cottage cheese it is a secondary thickener, somewhat depending on the dryness of the curd. Yogurt is a litttle looser than the cheese action in the frosty.

It is feasible to freeze natural juices or fruit purees into cubes and use them as part of the liquid or flavoring for the frosty. May also freeze coffee or herbal tea for the same use, but especially coffee is so strong flavored that not many fruits will match its strength. If you use an herbal tea, make it strong for freezing the cubes. Banana does go well with coffee and a dash of cinnamon brightens it up while assisting your blood sugar too.

Bright pink and blesses your morning with energy and saiety.
Bright pink and blesses your morning with energy and saiety.

A Pink Smoothie Recipe for Two Servings

Two ripe bananas

1 cup fresh strawberries

Two raw eggs

1 cup cottage cheese

1 scoop Red Food powder, or you may substitude any whey or rice protein powder you have on hand. (Or use the graham cracker or oats thickening, or the nuts if desired.)

1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice, very cold or even frozen and slightly softened.

1/8 teaspoon stevia powder, because the cranberry juice is quite deliciously sour.

Juice of one lemon, if desired. I like it tart!

Put the lemon juice, cranberry juice, eggs , strawberries and cottage cheese in the blender and mix it til the cottage cheese is 'invisible'. Add the other ingredients and mix briefly but well. Pour into chilled glasses and enjoy!

Add a sprig of fresh mint to your frogy-frosty.  It is delicious - better than bugs!
Add a sprig of fresh mint to your frogy-frosty. It is delicious - better than bugs!
I say lovely, lovely and welcome the lucious easy meal!
I say lovely, lovely and welcome the lucious easy meal!

A Frogy-Frosty that helps you hop all day!

One ripe banana

3/4 cup cottage cheese

1 cup pineapple, chunks or crushed, doesn't matter. Do use pineapple canned in its own juice. I have not used fresh pineapple with this particular smoothie, but if it should curdle it would still be tasty! Best chilled.

One raw natural egg

One scoop of Green Foods. This will add nutrients and GREEN color!

Squeeze of 1/4 of an orange. Eat the leftover squishy stuff, including some of the pith, which contains higher amounts of vitamin C than the juice.

Add all ingredients to blender and mix well. Pour into chilled glass and slurp politely down enjoying it to the last drop! Yum!

This golden smoothie is what the mango-cantaloupe looks like.  Peaches would substitute for either of the other fruits or be excellent by themselves!
This golden smoothie is what the mango-cantaloupe looks like. Peaches would substitute for either of the other fruits or be excellent by themselves!
Blueberries would be a great addition or substitution for either the cantaloupe or mango. It would give a lovely musky purple color to your frosty.
Blueberries would be a great addition or substitution for either the cantaloupe or mango. It would give a lovely musky purple color to your frosty.

Mango-cantaloupe sunny breakfast frosty

This bright yellow fluffy smoothie is delightful to start the day. I add the celery for fiber and juiciness, as it is not tasteable but gives a bit of texture to the smoothie. Neither did I add any cottage cheese for this recipe, but it may be added if desired.

Ingredients: 1 large mango

1 small ripe banana

Chunks of chilled cantaloupe to match the amount of mango.

1/4 cup unsweetened cranberry juice. I usually use orange juice but had the cranberry that needed to be used up.

1 small scoop of protein powder

2 natural eggs

1 large rib of celery

1/2 teaspoon liquid minerals, humic type or whatever you prefer

Chopped almonds or pecans are delicious topping this drink. If you wish more chewy texture add them in with the protein powder.

Pour the cranberry juice into blender and add eggs, minerals, and celery. Mix well til eggs are slightly frothy. Add mango (which you have been peeling as the blender goes) and cantaloupe chunks and banana. Add in the protein powder and set blender on high for a few seconds. This smoothie is fluffier than the other two above without the cottage cheese protein.

Pour into chilled glass and have a bright delicious morning drink.

Milk or egg allergies?

Natural, organic or cage free eggs are a nutrient dense source and contain the good type of cholesterol, so they are a valuable component of our food.  Very best eggs are those from chickens eating bugs and worms, with a good type feed available.  Brown or white color of the shell does not make a difference.

However if egg or cow milk allergies trouble you, there are several products available as substitutes for thickening the smoothie, albeit not affording the complete nutrition or protein value of the eggs and milk.  Fresh goat milk is excellent, but all canned sources I have used are not complimentery to my taste.

Swanson Vitamins @ www.swanvitamins.com or www.vitacost.com both carry nutrient powders of varied styles. There is the new coconut flour that should add to a pineapple smoothie. There is a rice powder formula for the same use and it has little self-taste so its blandness would go with any fruit combination. There is also a fairly new pea protein powder but expectedly that will add more non-fruit flavor - yet plenty of protein factors to your meal.

The frosty snack or meal is so simple to make. They are delightfully variable in that the combinations are almost endless as to what you may enjoy. It isn't all about simplicity or ease, but it certainly can be a helpful inducement. Try one, you'll love it!

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Born Again 05 7 years ago from Honesdale

Frogyfish you are making me hungry! Great hub with lots of yummies! I'll need to make a list and do a little shopping.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Born Again 05, glad you liked the smoothies! I didn't write out the recipe, but I really like pineapple and blueberry, usually with the cottage cheese and no sugars. Don't have the blueberries- they've been ridiculously overpriced this year. Try your own fruit combos - you'll love them. Thanks for your comment too!


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

I would also have to get a few ingredients in the house, but these sound delicious and would obviously be very healthy. When you refer to the dried oats, do you mean oatmeal?


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Thank you Peggy W for being interested in the 'healthy as well and delicious'! Yes, the dried oats is oatmeal, This can be either old fashioned or the quick type and if you like thick and textured smoothies add the quick type with the liquid and nuts. It also adds fiber, and prolongs the uptake of carbohydrate/sugar so there is not such a rapid rise with just the fruit. Best wishes - just know you'll discover something delicious for yourself!


mohymen 7 years ago

nice


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Thank you moyhmen. I had a full strawberry with lemon today. It was 100 today so I really enjoyed it!


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gjcody 7 years ago

Great article ...Yummmmm! ...I will try some of these. I am on a vegie diet ..trying to really cut out real sugar and also cut back on many of the fruit sugars. But I like the Strawberry one.

Much success to you! Thank you for sharing.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America Author

gjcody, you are on a deliciously right path! I got some very nice raspberries the other day to make a smoothie - but could'nt wait even that long--ate them for breakfast -the whole small package!! And do attempt the stevia or xylitol if you need any sweetening. Let us all know what you fix, OK? Good wishes!


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Koby 7 years ago from Ohio

$35 for 4.2 Ounces of green?!


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Koby, that sounds horrendous doesn't it! But it only has 2% humidity which is less than others, and my canister lasts about 6 months when I take it regularly. Much better than it sounded! Thanks for bringing cost to my attention so I could explain! :-)


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Koby 7 years ago from Ohio

You're right, since it's concentrated it probably should be better than it sounds if i put it like that.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Hey again Koby. Thanks for having a good thinker! Hope you try a smoothie sometime soon. Let me know!


Apple Juice Recipes 6 years ago

Just looking around for information on specific juice recipes; I think it’s important that people take a stand by taking additional time out of their busy schedule to really monitor the kinds of foods and juices they’re allowing to infiltrate their body; excellent hub by the way.


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triosol 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing Delicious Healthy Hub. :) voted up


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Ajpple Juice Recipes, I agree about the healthy vs. sugar filled stuff that is around...Best wishes in your search.


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America Author

triosol, thanks for visiting and enjoying the healthy stuff!


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for the recipes and suggestions. I love smoothies, especially thick ones that make a complete meal. I like to add salad greens to my smoothies in addition to fruit, protein and a healthy fat. You’ve given me some new ideas for ingredients!


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America Author

AliciaC, thanks for your comment. I have recently discovered Moringa oleifera and now add that to some of my smoothies - wonderful results nutritionally, and colorful!


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daydreamer13 5 years ago

This sounds great. Smoothies are always a hit! Thank you!


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Apple juice recipes, someway missed your comment until now. I agree we NEED to watch what we put in our mouth...

daydreamer13, smoothies can be full of almost any combination of fruit types...but of course we have our favorite - mine being blueberry!


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Pinterestblog 4 years ago from Philippines

Nice!What is important now is being health conscious so that we can have a long life


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kitkat1141 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I love how you have packed so many recipes into this hub! Great photos too.


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frogyfish 2 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Pinterestblog and kitkat1141, I have recently added hemp seeds to some of my frosties...it is delicious and nutty! Thank you for visiting!

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