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Smarter Health: Breakfast Smoothies For Everyone!

Posted by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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My husband just bought a blender. He also bought an indoor grill and a steamer...obviously on a new cooking kick, no? But back to the blender. He wants to make smoothies, which is a great idea, especially for the morning. Easy, simple breakfast choice that gets us away from the frozen waffles and into some fresh fruit and yogurt yummies.

Antioxidant Smoothie (From Whole Living)

2 cups mixed frozen berries (9 ounces)
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1 cup water

Combine all ingredients
 in a blender and mix
 until smooth.

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie (From Prevention)

1 ½ cup fat-free milk
½ cup fat-free plain yogurt
2 Tbsp creamy natural unsalted peanut butter
¼ very ripe banana
1 Tbsp honey
4 ice cubes

Combine the milk, yogurt, peanut butter, banana, honey, and ice cubes in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. 

Orange Creamsicle Smoothies (From KidsCooking)

1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges in juice

1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt or vanilla soy yogurt

1 Tbsp. honey

1 cup vanilla soy milk

1/2 cup ice

Open can of oranges and drain. Place in a zip-top plastic bag and freeze several hours. Place the frozen oranges and pineapple chunks in the bottom of a blender, Vita Mix, or food processor. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed. Puree until the mixture reaches the texture of a milkshake. Add more ice, if desired, until an icy consistency is achieved.

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie (From AllRecipes) 

1 cup soy milk

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 banana, broken into chunks

14 frozen strawberries

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar

In a blender, combine soy milk, oats, banana and strawberries. Add vanilla and sugar if desired. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Do you love smoothies? What is your best blender concoction? 

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by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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mommythree0508
by Corinne on Aug. 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM

 those sound good.

Sophie4910
by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Yummy.
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LifeCafe42
by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 12:49 AM
I tried ds hasn't liked them so far
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wandep
by Pam on Aug. 16, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Sounds yummy!

Luvmybooskies
by Tiff on Aug. 16, 2012 at 9:22 AM

My kids would love this :)

suziejax
by Platinum Member on Aug. 16, 2012 at 9:29 AM

yum!

critter_boo
by Sarah on Aug. 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM
that woul be nice easy fun. Yummy too
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GypsiSky
by Platinum Member on Aug. 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM
I make my own vegan smoothies that are quite similar to most of these
Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Aug. 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM

yum!!

bether89
by Ruby Member on Aug. 16, 2012 at 10:41 AM

 We don't have a blender to make smoothies with.

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