We're all about the smoothies at our house these days! My kids like them for breakfast or for an afterschool snack. I thought I'd post these two resources I found for recipes:
The Pioneer Woman's "just throw it all in and hit blend" way. The comments on this post are worth reading for all the shared tips, recipes and even recommendations on what kind of blender is the best!
Or Smoothie Web's extensive recipe collection for most any kind of smoothie you'd want to make.
My friend Rachel Olsen first got me interested in making smoothies when she made one for me on a little writer's retreat we were on. She blended protein powder, fruit, and no carb ice cream. Delish!
Here are some recipes to get you started if you are interested in making smoothies at your house. These aren't all that nutritious, but they are tasty!
Chocolate Smoothie 2 cups chocolate ice cream, softened 2 bananas, sliced 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup chocolate syrup Process first 4 ingredients in a blender. Add ice to 4.5 cup level, stopping once to scrape down sides. Serve immediately.
Strawberry Smoothie 1 8 oz. container vanilla yogurt 1 10 oz. package frozen sliced strawberries 1 banana sliced and frozen 1/4 cup orange juice 1 Tbsp honey Process all ingredients in a blender til smooth, stopping once to scrape sides. Serve immediately.
Peachy Orange Smoothie 1 (29 oz) can sliced peaches in syrup, drained 1/2 cup orange juice, chilled 1/4 cup sugar 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened Process first three ingredients in a blender until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Add ice cream, process until smooth. Serve immediately. Pineapple Smoothie 1 quart pineapple sherbet 1 (6 oz) can pineapple juice 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice Process all ingredients in a blender til smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Serve immediately.
Orange Banana Smoothie 1 pint orange sherbet 2 bananas, sliced 1 cup orange juice 3/4 cup milk 2 Tbsp honey Process all ingredients in a blender. Add ice cubes to five cup level, process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Serve immediately. (Freezing bananas first will make this smoothie thicker.)
Four Berry Smoothie 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 2 Tbsp sugar 1/2 cup cranberry juice 1 Tbsp lemon juice Process all ingredients in a blender. Add ice cubes to 4.5 cup level, process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Serve immediately.