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Old 01-31-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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I don't know how to make a "planet smoothie", but making a regular smoothie is really easy. I just put in the ice, some fruit, and some yogurt. Depending on what fruit I use, I might put in some milk for more liquid. If it needs more sweetness, use honey. Any blender will do. You don't need any of those powders or pre-flavored yogurts or whatever. its yummier and more versatile to use basic yogurt (the kind with the full-fat) and add whatever fruits are fresh.
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Dont know if my 8 Speed Proctor Silex will chop up the ice but i'll give it a try.
You have to work at it. My boys have a decent Kitchen Aid Blender but it isn't perfect for the task. I don't make any of this stuff. Made some Daiquiris back in the day.
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Default In need of a HEALTHY smoothie recipe

Has to have no added sugar, less than 5 ingredients, and HEALTHY!

This morning I made my first ever smoothie. I added ice, fat-free milk, and strawberries. It was OK, but I had to choke it down. I'm not used to not adding sugar.

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Do you eat sugar substitute? I have posted a good recipe several times, but it uses Equal. If you do not, then you must get used to the taste of less sweetness.
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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1 frozen banana cut into 5 pc.
1 c orange juice
1 c. no sugar added frozen strawberries
1 c. non fat plain yogurt
6 pkt. Equal

Whip in a blender. Make 2 generous servings. 230 calories @
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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1 frozen banana cut into 5 pc.
1 c orange juice
1 c. no sugar added frozen strawberries
1 c. non fat plain yogurt
6 pkt. Equal

Whip in a blender. Make 2 generous servings. 230 calories @
I'm trying to stay away from sugar substitutes, too. Basically, nothing processed. Milk is about as processed as I want to go right now
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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1/2 cup favorite fruit, in small chunks (peaches, bananas, pineapples, strawberries, mangos, etc.)
3/4 cup of plain yogurt
1 cup milk

Throw it all into a blender until smooth.

You may have to add ice or use frozen fruit if you really want to serve it cold. A banana can help make a smoothie thick and creamy.

(The original recipe had an optional 1 tablespoon of sugar, but it's not necessary to my taste buds)

Here's another one:
1/2 cup of milk
1 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of plain yogurt
1 ripe banana
5 strawberries
3 ice cubes
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I understand. I am trying to use a little sugar instead of Equal. At least it's natural.
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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For me it's all about the frozen banana. They tend to make the smoothie very sweet and add a nice creaminess.

When you say "healthy" do you just mean low in fat and calories?

A very simple, but sweet smoothie is frozen bananas, some pineaple juice (also very sweet) and some berries and/or mango. Not sweet enough? Consider agave nectar.

You can add non -fat plain yogurt and/or protein powders if you are trying to bump up the nutrition.
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Mango Lassi

Ingredients
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed)or mango juice
2 packs spenda or 2 teaspoons sugar, to taste
A dash of ground cardamom (optional)

Method

Put mango, yogurt, milk, sugar and cardamom into a blender and blend for 2 minutes, then pour into individual glasses, and serve. Can sprinkle with a little cardamom.
The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
Makes about 2 cups.

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