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Smoothies for Athletes Part 9

RASPBERRY BLAST SMOOTHIE
2 cups fresh or frozen red raspberries
1 cup nonfat or 1% milk
3 tablespoons red raspberry preserves
4 ice cubes
2 scoops plain or vanilla soy protein powder
Combine ingredients in blender. Cover and blend at high speed for about 1 minute.
RASPBERRY ORANGE SMOOTHIE
2 cups milk
2 cups plain yogurt
2 cups fresh raspberries (other berries may be substituted)
1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup ice cubes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in an electric blender and process until smooth.
RASPBERRY PEACH SMOOTHIE
1 cup low‐fat peach yogurt
3/4 cups peach nectar
1/2 cups fresh raspberries, frozen
1 1/2 cups diced fresh peaches, frozen
Combine yogurt and nectar in a blender. Add peaches and raspberries. Blend until smooth.
RASPBERRY WATERMELON SMOOTHIE
2 cups seeded watermelon chunks
1/2 pint raspberries
1 cup ice cubes
1 tablespoon Sugar
Put all ingredients in blender. Set to blend. Blend until all ingredients have blended and there are no chunks of ice left
SMOOTHIE POWER SHAKE
1 cup nonfat soy milk
1/2 cups orange juice
1 banana
1/2 cups cantaloupe
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen (without sugar)
Put all ingredients in blender. Set to blend. Blend until all ingredients have blended and there are no chunks of ice left.
SOUTHWEST SMOOTHIE
1/2 cups banana, sliced
1/2 cups mango, papaya, or guava *
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon honey
* fruit should be of one kind listed and be chopped. Place all ingredients in food processor work bowl fitted with steel blade or in blender container, cover and process on high speed until smooth. Strain if using mango.
SPICED DATE SMOOTHIE
1 cup nonfat milk
1 cup vanilla low fat frozen yogurt
3 dates, pitted and chopped
1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
1/8 teaspoons ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve.
SPINACH SMOOTHIE
1 blender container loosely filled with spinach
1/2 banana
3/4 to 1 cup soymilk
1/4 of a 12 ounces can frozen dole pineapple juice concentrate
Ice (optional)
Blend until smooth. Note: apple juice concentrate can be used in place of pineapple juice.
STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE
1 banana
4 strawberries
1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 cups apple juice
put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached!
STRAWBERRY BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE
1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana (peel before freezing)
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cups frozen vanilla or strawberry yogurt
Whirl all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.
STRAWBERRY FRAPPE SMOOTHIE
2/3 cups oat milk (or use soy milk)
1 cup pineapple juice
2/3 cups apple juice concentrate
1/2 teaspoons vanilla
6 large frozen strawberries
10 ice cubes
Blend well, adding 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil and 2 teaspoons wheat germ, if desired.
STRAWBERRY KIWI SMOOTHIE
3 peeled kiwi
1 cup frozen banana slices
3/4 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cups frozen strawberries
Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached!
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE SMOOTHIE
Pour into blender:
1/2 cups lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 cups cold water
Add and blend together:
1/4 cups sugar
3 cups strawberries, sliced and partially frozen
2 1/4 cups ice chips
STRAWBERRY LEMON YOGURT SMOOTHIE
1 cup low‐fat yogurt
1/2 cups orange juice
1 1/2 cups strawberries
1/2 cups ice crystals
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoons lemon rind / zest
Place ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
STRAWBERRY RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen raspberries
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.
STRAWBERRY SUNRISE SMOOTHIE
8 ounces carton vanilla yogurt
1/2 cups frozen strawberries
1/4 cups apple juice
1 frozen banana, chopped
Place all ingredients in a blender, cover and blend until desired consistency. Serves 2. Note: this is a good way to use up bananas that are about to get overripe. Donʹt let them go too far though. While still tasty, cut up and place on wax paper on a flat dish or pan that will fit in your freezer. As soon as they are frozen, dump into a zipper freezer bag. Use for this and other banana smoothies or slushies.
SUGAR FREE STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE
1 8 ounces carton plain nonfat yogurt
1/4 cups skim milk
3 packets equal or 1 teaspoon equal measure
3 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup ice cubes
In a blender container combine yogurt, milk, and equal. With the blender running, add berries a few at a time through opening in lid. Blend until smooth, then add ice cubes one at a time through opening in lid, blending until slushy. Pour into glasses.
SUMMER SMOOTHIE
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup orange juice, divided
6 strawberries, washed and hulled
1 ripe banana
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
6 large ice cubes
Additional strawberries and orange slices, for garnish sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cups orange juice in saucepan, let stand 1 minute. Over low heat, stir until gelatin completely dissolves, about 2 minutes. Blend remaining orange juice, strawberries, banana and vanilla yogurt in blender at high speed until smooth. Add gelatin mixture, process until blended. Add ice cubes, process at high speed until smooth and frosty. Garnish with additional strawberries and orange slices. Serve immediately.
SWEET POTATO SMOOTHIE
2 medium‐size sweet potatoes (about 2 cup)
1 tablespoons brown rice syrup
1 tablespoon sucanat
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons butterscotch flavoring
2 to 2 1/2 cups water
2 ice cubes (opt. )
2 teaspoons sesame tahini (ethnic food department)
Bake sweet potatoes until tender. Let cool (in refrigerator when not too warm). Peel skins sweeteners and flavorings. Begin blending. After several seconds of blending, stop the unit and mix the ingredients, if necessary, using a long utensil. Reblend to a creamy consistency. Serve warm or chilled.
TANGERINE DREAMS SMOOTHIE
1 cup tangerine juice
2 ripe bananas
1 ripe papaya, seeded, skin removed and diced
Blend all ingredients and serve.
TOFU FRUIT SMOOTHIE
1/2 cups apple juice
1/2 cups frozen vanilla nonfat yogurt, or any flavor of sorbet
4 ounces (1/2 cup) soft tofu, drained
1 cup fresh or frozen sliced strawberries or peaches
1 banana, peeled and broken into chunks
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 cups ice cubes
Fresh whole berries for garnish (optional)
Place all ingredients into container of electric blender. Blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds.