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More Smoothies Recipes for the New Year
One of my New Year's resolutions is to eat a more healthy diet. I've always been a big fan of fruit smoothies, but for some reason never made them often. I don't know why- fruit smoothies are quick and easy to make, incredibly delicious, and fruit smoothie recipes are very healthy. And I've never been a big breakfast eater, so smoothies would be a perfect choice to start off my mornings.
So, I've dug out my favorite fruit smoothie recipes and posted them here. If your New Year's resolution involves a healthy diet or losing weight, try some of these delicious fruit smoothie recipes.
Smoothies Recipes Poll
Which is your favorite smoothie flavor?
Chocolate Banana Smoothie - Yum!
More Smoothies Recipes
Cuckoo for Cocoa Banana Smoothie Recipe
This is one of my all-time favorite fruit smoothies recipes. Who can resist chocolate flavor and bananas? I sure can't, and neither can my kids. Here's my favorite banana smoothie recipe:
Cocoa Banana Smoothie Recipe - Makes 1 fruit smoothie
- 1 large banana
- 2-3 ice cubes, depending on your preference for the thickness
- 3/4 cup chocolate milk (or use regular milk and 2 tablespoons chocolate flavored Ovaltine or Nestle Quick powder)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- Optional to taste- 1 tablespoon sugar or honey or one small envelope of powdered stevia or artificial sweetener
First, chop up a peeled banana into chunks or slices. Freeze for at least a few hours in a freezer bag. After banana is frozen, simply put in a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Process until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy your healthy fruit smoothie for breakfast or a healthy snack!
Here are some delicious options that can be added to this banana smoothie recipe-
Almond or vanilla extract (about 1/4 teaspoon)
Try evaporated milk for a richer and creamier smoothie recipe
Soy milk or rice milk can also be substituted for regular milk
Slip in a tablespoon of wheat germ or flaxseeds for even more healthy goodness
Delicious Strawberry Fruit Smoothie
Sensational Strawberry Fruit Smoothie Recipe
Strawberry Smoothie Recipe - Makes 1 fruit smoothie
- 3/4 cup milk or soy milk
- 1 cup frozen unsweetened or sweetened strawberries
- 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt
- 2 ice cubes if you prefer a thicker fruit smoothie recipe
- optional 2 tablespoons honey
Place the frozen strawberries in a blender along with the rest of the fruit smoothie ingredients. Process until smooth and pour into glasses.
Note: Fresh strawberries may be substituted. If you want a smoothie consistency, freeze them for a few hours before preparing your strawberry fruit smoothie recipe.
Apple Fruit Smoothie Recipe
Apple Smoothie Recipe - Makes 1 Apple Fruit Smoothie
- 1 chopped apple
- 1/3 cup apple juice or apple cider
- 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 2 ice cubes
Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth enough to drink.
Note: My kids like a little bit of honey and cinnamon added, but I like this apple fruit smoothie as is.
Smoothies Recipes Summary
I hope you enjoy these smoothies recipes. I will add more as I get time and as I try out new smoothies recipes. I will also be adding some smoothies recipes that aren't just fruit smoothie recipes.