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Smoothies for Athletes Part 2


BANANA BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE
2 bananas
1/2 cups blueberries
1 cup plain yogurt
Peel bananas, slice and place on a cookie sheet. Put in freezer and freeze until solid. Remove from freezer and place in blender. Slice berries and add to blender. Pour in yogurt. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and serve.
BANANA HAZELNUT SMOOTHIE
4 medium bananas, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
6 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 cups hazelnuts
1 cup ice cubes
1/4 cups milk
1/4 cups dark rum or hazelnut liqueur
2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, for garnish (optional)
Place the sliced bananas in a sealed plastic bag and put them in the freezer for 1 hour. Place the brown sugar and 1/4 cups hazelnuts in a blender and grind together until fine. Place the frozen bananas, ice cubes, milk, and rum in the blender with the sugar and nut mixture. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothies into 4 goblets or tall glasses. Garnish with chopped nuts, if desired. Serve immediately.
BANANA NUTBREAD SMOOTHIE
1 ounce hazelnut liqueur
ounces banana liqueur
ounces vanilla syrup
2 ounces half and half
banana
2 cups of ice
1 teaspoon chopped walnuts
2 ounces whipped cream
Pour liqueurs, syrup, half and half, banana and half of the walnuts into blender. Add ice and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top.
BANANA OATMEAL SMOOTHIE
1 cup milk
1 packet instant oatmeal, regular flavor
1 whole banana, cut in chunks
1 cup orange juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend on high speed for 1 minute.
BANANA ORANGE TWIST
3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cups milk
1/2 cups water
1/2 small banana, sliced
5 ice cubes
Combine everything except ice and blend for 15 seconds. Add ice and blend for 2 minutes.
BANANA PEARBERRY SMOOTHIE
1 medium banana
1 cup pear nectar (Goya brand is very good)
1 tablespoon seedless raspberry jam (use Polaner all‐fruit if possible)
6 ice cubes or. . . 1 cup of ice
Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend on high speed until all of the ice has dissolved and the consistency is smooth, about 2 minutes.
BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE
1 cup nonfat milk
1 1/2 cups frozen banana slices
1/2 cups pineapple chunks
5 frozen strawberries
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons sweetened cocoa powder (to taste)
Pour milk into the blender first. Add cocoa and then fruit. Put cover on and blend until smooth.
BASIC FRUIT SMOOTHIE
1 quarter strawberries, hulled
1 banana, broken into chunks
2 peaches
1 cup orange or peach or mango or apple juice
2 cups ice
In a blender, combine strawberries, banana and peaches. Blend until fruit is pureed. Blend in the juice. Add ice and blend to desired consistency. Pour into glasses and serve.
BERRY ALMOND BLAST
1/2 cups frozen whole berries (use blackberries, strawberries or raspberries)
1 cup nonfat soy milk
3/4 teaspoons almond extract
1/2 cups silken tofu (about 4 ounces)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 smoothies.
BERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE
1 large banana, peeled, sliced and frozen
3/4 cups frozen or fresh strawberries, raspberries or blueberries
3/4 cups low‐ or non‐fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 12ounces can or bottle of regular or diet ginger ale, chilled
Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend at highest speed until smooth. Note: if you use fresh berries, try to use a frozen banana, and if you use a fresh banana, go for frozen berries. Otherwise your drink will be too thin. Both fruits being frozen will give you a satisfyingly thick drink.
BERRY BLISS SMOOTHIE
2 scoops raspberry sherbet
4 strawberries
15 blueberries
5 blackberries
16 ounces orange juice (or juice of your choice)
Put all ingredients in a blender, juice last, then blend until smooth. To add thickness try adding more sherbet or ice to the smoothie. Pour into a tall glass to serve.
BERRY BLUE SMOOTHIE
2 cups fresh or slightly thawed frozen blueberries
1 (8‐ounces) container low fat vanilla yogurt
1 (6‐ounces) cups milk
1 (12‐ounces) can pineapple juice
3 tablespoons honey
12 to 16 ice cubes
Place all ingredients, except the ice cubes, into container of electric blender and blend on high until smooth. With blender running, add 2 to 3 ice cubes at a time through the center opening in the lid until all ice cubes have been added. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
BETA CAROTENE BLAST
3 small ice cubes
2 apricots (sliced and pitted)
1/2 papaya (frozen in chunks)
1/2 mango (frozen in chunks)
1/2 cups carrot juice
1 tablespoon honey
Add ingredients (except for honey) to blender in the order listed, then blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Add honey and blend a few seconds more. Serve in a frosted glass. Option: add orange juice for a thinner consistency.
BLACK AND BLUE BOMBER
1/4 cups blueberries
1/4 cups blackberries
1 banana
1/2 cups apple juice
1/3 cups raspberry sorbet
Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached!
BLACKBERRY SMOOTHIE
3/4 cups apple juice
1/2 cups plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups frozen blackberries
1 banana
Pour liquid ingredients into the blender first. Yogurt is a liquid ingredient. All fruit goes into blender at one time. Put cover on and blend until smooth.
BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE
1/2 bag of frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons blueberry preserves
7 or 8 ice cubes
1 1/2 cups of soymilk
1 banana
This is super easy. Just toss everything into a blender, switch to the highest setting, and let fly until you stop hearing ice cubes crunching and everything is fairly smooth. There are an infinite number of variations on this using different combinations of fruit and jam. You might also consider adding protein powder, ground flax seed, or any other supplement that strikes your fancy. Itʹs best to wait until near the end, and just blend long enough to mix the protein powder of whatever in. You can also substitute apple juice for the soymilk to create a tangier concoction.
BLUEBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE
1 banana, preferably frozen
a handful of blueberries, frozen or fresh
1 cup of milk reduced fat or skim milk (or soy milk)
Combine in a blender or with a hand blender. Enjoy!
BLUEBERRY MAPLE SMOOTHIE
1 cup low‐fat blueberry yogurt
3/4 cups low‐fat milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups fresh blueberries, frozen
Combine the yogurt, milk, syrup, and cinnamon in a blender. Add the blueberries and blend until smooth.
BLUEBERRY ORANGE SMOOTHIE
12 ounces frozen blueberries, unthawed. . . Or. . . 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
8 ounces vanilla low fat yogurt
1/2 cups orange juice
1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whirl all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.