Nov 272016
strawberry smoothie

Spring explodes with fresh fruit and one of our absolute favorites are strawberries. So much so that frequently we buy more than we can use. To prevent them from going bad I freeze them. I just nip the tops, wash and put them in zip lock bags with about 1 cup in each bag. When next needed I pull a bag out of the freezer and treat myself to springtime fruits! We have successfully kept some frozen for several months so storage isn’t a real problem.

Looking for even more nutritional firepower? You can turn this strawberry smoothie into a nutritional powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia has advantages over other more well known nutritional supplements such as flax seed or whey. Chia seeds are a superb natural source of vitamins, minerals, and important heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids that help fight cholesterol. Even better Chia, unlike Flax seeds, has no real taste of its own. This means adding Chia won’t get in the way of the strawberry smoothie goodness.

This smoothie is very simple and easy to make:

In your favorite blender mix:

1 cup Strawberries, fresh in spring and summer, frozen in fall and winter
1 carton of low-fat Greek yogurt yogurt (vanilla or strawberry)
Tbs.Chia seed

All ingredients go into your blender and get mixed until smooth. Drink and enjoy!

And, isn’t this the best picture of a strawberry you’ve ever seen?

Simple Strawberry Smoothie

Blueberry Power Smoothie

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Aug 152016
blueberry power smoothie

Why do I call this a Blueberry Power Smoothie? Well for two reasons, one having to do with the ingredients and the other having to do with how google sees the world.

As for the ingredients, it is pretty straightforward: the recipe includes blueberries.

As for Google, the powers that be don’t like to see a number of pages with the same title (like “blueberry smoothie”). When pages have the same title, Google doesn’t know which to show you when you enter the phrase in your search bar. So, to prevent Google from being confused, this post has a unique title all its own.

Enough of this, on to the recipe!

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 full cup blueberries
  • 2 cups strawberries (TIP, strawberries will blend easier if you cut them in half first)
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP #2: Peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • 1 Cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Quarter cup lemonade concentrate
  • Ice to taste

This recipe made enough to fill two 16 ounce containers with some left over. If you are enjoying this by yourself, cut the recipe accordingly.

Blueberry Power Smoothie

ABS Smoothie

 Apple, Banana, smoothie recipes, Strawberry  Comments Off on ABS Smoothie
May 022016
ABS Smoothie

After deciding on “ABS Smoothie” for this post I went looking for other things known by this 3 letter acronym.

Being a guy, my first thought was Anti-lock Braking System followed by American Bureau of Shipping. After those two I was done and went looking.

It turns out that there are 137 different entries for ABS and, if you are at all interested, they can be found here.

With this delicious Apple Banana Strawberry (ABS) smoothie there are now 138!

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 green apple, quartered and cored
  • 1 red apple, quartered and cored
  • 2 frozen bananas, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • 10-12 fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1-2 cups apple juice

If your blender isn’t the strongest, its not a bad idea to chop the apples into small pieces to reduce the strain on both the motor and the blades.

If you don’t use frozen bananas and/or frozen strawberries, you might want to add ice cubes to the mix for a colder drink.

ABS Smoothie

Offbeat Strawberry Smoothie – Mango!

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Sep 292015
offbeat strawberry smoothie

Everybody loves a strawberry smoothie, they are probably one of the most popular in the world. One reason for that is because so many different ingredients mix well with strawberries and produce some very distinctive and wonderful tastes! Here is an offbeat strawberry smoothie recipe I think you will like.

Why “offbeat”? Because we use a mango as a central ingredient. Mangoes are a natural smoothie ingredient because of their sweet taste and very distinctive flavor. The fruit is very seasonal and you will begin to find Mangoes from Mexico in the store in late March or early April.

Its also easy to turn this offbeat strawberry smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender>

1 full cup mango fruit, pitted, peeled, and sliced
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Ice to taste

Offbeat Strawberry Smoothie Recipe