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Smarter Health: Smooth Spring Sips

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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My husband has a pitcher of lemonade in the fridge all year. 365 days a year, he sips on lemonade. Even in the freezing cold winter. I'm the total opposite. I'm a seasonal sipper. In the winter months, I need cozy, warm drinks...and when the temps heat up and the days are longer, I hanker for something refreshing in that glass (yes, then, I will take some of his lemonade).

I've been thinking of new tastes to sip on, maybe ones that offer a boost in nutrients and good things for all of us in the abode and am eyeing a small blender to make Spring Smoothies. I know, we have to be aware of too much sugar from juice and yogurt and stuff, but I surfed around and found a few that fit the bill.

For all of them, you just combine the ingredients in the blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy!

Almond Banana Smoothie (From Bon Appetit)

2 large ripe bananas, peeled, sliced

2 cups almond milk or whole milk

2 cups ice cubes

2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish with ground nutmeg.


The Tummy Smoother (From Women's Health Magazine)

1 c peeled, seeded, cubed papaya

1 c frozen sliced peaches

1 medium pear, cubed, skin optional

1 Tbsp ground flax seed

1 tsp sliced ginger

6 mint leaves

1/2 c low-fat Greek yogurt

6 ice cubes

Garnish with mint.


The Baby Protector (From Women's Health Magazine)

3 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate 

1 c frozen blackberries 

2 c peeled, cubed kiwis 2 apricots, skin optional

1/2 c skim milk powder

1 c prune juice, frozen in ice cube trays (or 1/2 c prune juice and 1 c ice cubes)


The Mental Boost Smoothie (From Joy Bauer on Today's Health)

3/4 cup skim milk (may substitute soy, almond, or rice milk)

1/2 banana

1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and/or strawberries)

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed


What is your favorite smoothie?


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thehickinhickor
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:08 AM
yummy!!!
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frndlyfn
by Silver Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I love smoothies.

Kainalu55
by Ruby Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:36 AM
I like strawberry banana
amy7243
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 7:26 AM

 We really do not do smoothies but I  may give these a try!!

jendawn1
by Silver Member on Apr. 20, 2012 at 8:06 AM
A fave in our house right now is
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1 cup yogurt
1 cup of frozen fruit
1 handful of spinach (dont taste it)
1 tbsp peanut butter
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mommyprice09
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 8:35 AM

yum!

Wish2Be
by Michelle on Apr. 20, 2012 at 10:36 AM

 The baby protector sounds yummy !

I am a seasonal sipper too ! :)

Wish2Be
by Michelle on Apr. 20, 2012 at 10:36 AM

 

Quoting jendawn1:

A fave in our house right now is
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1 cup yogurt
1 cup of frozen fruit
1 handful of spinach (dont taste it)
1 tbsp peanut butter

 Sounds yummy. I would have to leave out the peanut butter though :(

Do you use flavored yogurt or plain?

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jendawn1
by Silver Member on Apr. 20, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Depends on which fruit I put in it. You don't really taste the peanut butter either and it give it more protien.


Quoting Wish2Be:

 


Quoting jendawn1:

A fave in our house right now is
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1 cup yogurt
1 cup of frozen fruit
1 handful of spinach (dont taste it)
1 tbsp peanut butter

 Sounds yummy. I would have to leave out the peanut butter though :(


Do you use flavored yogurt or plain?


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Wish2Be
by Michelle on Apr. 20, 2012 at 10:41 AM

 Well if you cant taste it then I will try it...my son refuses anything with peanut butter. :)

Quoting jendawn1:

Depends on which fruit I put in it. You don't really taste the peanut butter either and it give it more protien.


Quoting Wish2Be:

 


Quoting jendawn1:

A fave in our house right now is
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1 cup yogurt
1 cup of frozen fruit
1 handful of spinach (dont taste it)
1 tbsp peanut butter

 Sounds yummy. I would have to leave out the peanut butter though :(


Do you use flavored yogurt or plain?


 

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