Sunday, July 29, 2012

Smoothie Kick

I have been drinking the green smoothie for breakfast a couple of time a week for a year now and by this summer I was just SICK of it. I hopped off the smoothie bandwagon in June and hadn't thought much about them since. But then, my grandfather had surgery a few weeks ago and had to be on an all liquid diet for one week.I decided to make him a few smoothies to break up the all liquid monotony. 
 Of course I made my green smoothie: one banana, one cup of spinach, one cup of frozen pineapples or mango, and 1/2 cup of orange juice (OJ). But I also branched out and tried a few new to me recipes. 
Blueberry Banana: one cup of blueberries, one banana, one 6 oz container of blueberry yogurt, one half to one cup of milk.
Mango Pineapple: one cup of frozen pineapple chunks, 1/2 cup of frozen mango chunks, one banana, one half to one cup of OJ
Wild berry: one cup of mixed berries, one cup strawberries, one 6 oz. strawberry yogurt, one cup OJ
Raspberry: one cup mixed berries, one cup raspberries (mine were frozen), one raspberry or mixed berry yogurt, half cup of OJ.

I have been drinking a smoothie everyday for breakfast since I tried these new recipes and I have to say I am in love the mango pineapple and the wild berry. I also add a scoop of protein powder to mine to make me feel full until lunch.  
Do you smoothie? If so what is your favorite recipe?


  1. My favorite would be anything with blueberries and bananas...Mmmmm

  2. Blueberries are a favorite of Mr. R. too!