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Smoothies for Athletes Part 3


CAPPUCCINO SMOOTHIE

2 cups brewed double strength coffee
1 pint coffee ice cream
6 cups ice
1 1/2 cups milk
Whipped cream, if desired
Cinnamon for garnish
Place coffee, ice cream, ice and milk in blender. Mix until smooth. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
CAROB SMOOTHIE
3‐4 dates, pitted and soaked 20 minutes
1 cup nut or grain milk
1 frozen banana, cut in chunks
3‐4 tablespoons carob powder
Dash vanilla (optional)
Place dates in a small bowl with just enough water to cover. Let them soak 20 minutes, drain. In blender, combine the dates, nut milk, banana, carob powder and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Drink immediately.
CHERRY BERRY SMOOTHIE
1 cup low‐fat cherry yogurt
1/4 cups cranberry juice
1 cup frozen, pitted cherries
3/4 cups frozen, unsweetened blueberries
Combine the yogurt and cranberry juice in a blender. Add the cherries and berries. Blend until smooth. Makes about 2‐1/2 cups, serves 2.
CHERRY CANTALOUPE SMOOTHIE
1/2 cantaloupe (peeled, seeded, and sliced)
1/2 cups apple or apricot juice
2‐3 pitted cherries
1/4 cups raspberries or blackberries
3‐4 ice cubes
Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached!
CHERRY VANILLA SMOOTHIE
1 cup frozen vanilla yogurt
1 cup apple juice
2 cups frozen cherries
Pour liquid ingredients into the blender first. Yogurt is a liquid ingredient. Add cherries. Put cover on and blend until smooth.
CHOCOLATE BANANA SMOOTHIE
1 frozen banana ‐‐ peeled
6 ounces light (reduced sugar) fat‐free vanilla or cherry frozen yogurt
2 tablespoons Hershey s chocolate syrup
1/2 cups non‐fat milk
Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached!
CHOCOLATE MINT SMOOTHIE
4 scoops peppermint ice cream
1 1/2 cups milk
2 drops peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate syrup
Combine in a blender container and blend until no white shows. Serve immediately.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA SMOOTHIE
1/2 cups rice milk
1/2 cups silken tofu
1/3 cups creamy peanut butter
2 fresh bananas, frozen and sliced
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
6 ice cubes
Combine the rice milk, tofu and peanut butter in a blender. Add the bananas, chocolate syrup and ice cubes. Blend until smooth, about 30 to 40 seconds. Makes 2 servings.
CITRUS COOLER
6 1/2 cups ruby red or pink grapefruit juice, divided
2 cups pineapple juice
1 (6 ounces) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
2 cups lime‐flavored sparkling mineral water, chilled
Garnish: lime slices
Pour 2 1/2 cups grapefruit juice into ice trays, filling 28 sections, freeze. Combine remaining 4 cups grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, and orange juice concentrate, stir well. Cover and chill at least 3 hours. Stir in mineral water just before serving. Place 3 frozen grapefruit juice cubes in each of 9 glasses, fill each fruit juice mixture. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
CITRUS TEA SMOOTHIE
1 cup orange segments, chilled
1/2 cups grapefruit segments, chilled
1/2 cups strong‐brewed earl grey tea, chilled
3/4 cups orange sherbet
2 ice cubes, crushed
Combine the orange segments, grapefruit segments, and tea in a blender. Add the sherbet and ice. Blend until smooth.
COCOA BERRY SMOOTHIE
3/4 cups apple juice
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 cups mixed frozen berries
2 to 3 tablespoons sweetened powdered cocoa
Pour liquid ingredients into the blender first. Yogurt is a liquid ingredient. Add berries and cocoa. Put cover on and blend until smooth.
COCONUT GINGER SMOOTHIE
1/4 cups apple juice
1 pinch coconut, grated or. . . 1 tablespoon coconut milk *
1/2 banana
1/4 teaspoons ginger root ‐‐ fresh, peeled, grated
1/2 cups crushed ice ‐‐ or 2 small ice cubes
* can be made from fresh or dried coconut or purchased bottled. Do not use the canned coconut mix for mixed drinks as it is very sweet and different. If using fresh coconut, cut coconut meat into 1ʺ pieces & place equal amounts of coconut & hot water in food processor or blender. Puree at high speed for a couple of minutes, let steep for 30 minutes. Then pour into a strainer set over a bowl. Press on the pulp and squeeze by the handful to extract as milk as possible. Pour the milk through a fine‐mesh strainer. For dried coconut: use 1 cup p unsweetened, dried coconut with 1 1/2 cups hot tap water. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Puree one minute and proceed as above. Will keep up to three days refrigerated and indefinitely, if frozen. Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
COFFEE SMOOTHIE
3 to 4 tablespoons instant coffee powder
1 cup milk (nonfat okay)
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
1 cup frozen bananas
Pour liquid ingredients into the blender first. Yogurt is a liquid ingredient. Add bananas. Put cover on and blend until smooth.
CUCUMBER MINT SMOOTHIE
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons mint leaves & mint sprigs ‐‐ finely chopped
1 1/2 cups apple juice or still cider
1 cup lemon sorbet
1 cup ice cubes
Place the cucumber, mint, apple juice or cider, sorbet and ice in a blender, and blend until smooth. Garnish with mint, and serve.