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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Healthy Fruit Smoothies

Five to be exact.
As some of you know, I recently underwent some major jaw surgery, forcing me to be on a liquid diet for weeks. Once I even actually even felt like eating anything, I had to get creative! I made some soups prior to surgery and froze them so I would have something for lunch and dinner, but breakfast was a little more difficult. I am not a huge fan of shake type drinks like Boost or Ensure, but I still needed to get some protein and nutrients in the morning. My solution?
Smoothie Challenge!!!


I came up with 5 fruit smoothie recipes and thought I would I share. These all have the same base, Greek yogurt and cranberry juice (that's why they all have a pink tint), but the fruit combination are different. Have a good blender? {or magic bullet, or food processor} Give these a try!

Smoothie Challenge
Day 1 {Peach, Cran-Raspberry}

1/2 C frozen peaches
1/4 C frozen raspberries
1/4 C frozen cranberries
1/4 C Greek yogurt
1/4 C cranberry juice

Day 2 {Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry}

1/2 C fresh strawberries
1/4 C frozen blueberries
1/4 C frozen raspberries
1/4 C Greek yogurt
1/4 C cranberry juice
Few cubes of ice
Day 3 {Strawberry, Cran-Raspberry}
1/2 C frozen raspberries
1/4 C frozen strawberries
1/4 C frozen cranberries
1/4 C Greek yogurt
1/4 C cranberry juice

 Day 4 {Apples, Raspberries, Peaches}
1/2 C frozen chopped apples
1/4 C frozen raspberries
1/4 C frozen peaches
1/4 C Greek yogurt
1/4 C cranberry juice
 Day 5 {Strawberries, Blueberries, Peaches}
2/3 C frozen strawberries
1/3 C frozen blueberries
1/3 C frozen peaches
1/3 C Greek yogurt
1/3 C cranberry juice

For all of these recipes, just throw everything in a blender, pulse a few times, and turn it on high. You may want to add a little more juice if it keeps getting stuck, or ice if you blend it down a little too much. Fresh fruit would also be great!

As you can see, on the last one, I made it a little bigger, but for the most part, I tried to stick to the same measurement; 1 cup of fruit and a quarter cup of juice and yogurt. For the frozen apples and strawberries, I washed, cut and froze fresh ones from the store. The rest of the fruit, I bought already frozen. Make sure you get a good Greek yogurt that is low fat, has a lot of protein and is low in sugar. Also, I used "diet juice." because all the fruit already has a lot of sugar in it. 

I know it is getting a little cooler now, (and I can chew a little!), but I even had a smoothie this morning. I put a T of ground flax seed in there as well which gives the smoothie more of a richness. Let me know what you think of these recipes! :)

3 comments:

  1. I have loved finding your blog and cannot stop pinning from it! Did you try any of these smoothies with OJ instead of cranberry? Cranberry is my favorite juice, but OJ is my husband's.

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    1. Ok Melissa, I made one for ya with OJ!
      http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunrise-smoothie.html

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