Banana Smoothie; A Great Breakfast

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Nov 172016
banana smoothie

This banana smoothie recipe is available anytime of year. Even in the winter most of us can find delicious apples at the store or fruit stands.  And, always keeping in mind “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” most of us buy them pretty much automatically. The same goes for bananas. Thanks to the global economy fresh bananas are available all year. Together, these two ingredients come together for a very tasty and very healthy banana smoothie. Or, you could call it an apple smoothie too I guess. Regardless of the name I am pretty confident you are going to enjoy it!

Tomorrow morning mix things up a bit and combine a tart apple with fresh orange juice and and a previously frozen banana. The resulting smoothie will certainly wake you up and keep you going all the way to lunch. 

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • Tart Granny Smith green apple peeled, cored and cut in chunks
  • Full cup fresh orange juice

Put all the ingredients into your trusty blender and mix until smooth. I am pretty darn sure this is a smoothie recipe you will want to try again!

Easy Banana Smoothie

Parsnip Apple Smoothie – Something Different

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Nov 032016
parsnip apple smoothie

One of my favorite vegetables is what I call that “wonderful white carrot,” but actually is a parsnip. They have such a unique flavor and mixed with apples-I just love this parsnip apple smoothie for lunch!

  • -1 cup of cold apple juice
  • -1 large red delicious apple (or apple of your choice), chopped and cored
  • -2 medium parsnips cut in small chunks**
  • -1 Tbsp. honey
  • -Ice to taste

**It is best to slightly cook the parsnip, just like you would carrots–simply scrub the outside and place in a pan with a little water, steaming until soft. You can do this and just store in the refrigerator in a zip lock until you are ready to use.)

Everything goes into your blender at the same time. Mix until smooth and enjoy!

Parsnip Apple Smoothie

Kale Apple Smoothie – Smooth and Tasty

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Nov 032016
kale apple smoothie

Despite all the health benefits of kale many just can’t come to enjoy the taste. I myself have also had to force down smoothies with either too much kale or too little other ingredients from time to time. But this kale apple smoothie includes just enough fruit to take the edge off the kale and create a fully satisfying smoothie experience.

Try it for yourself and see if you don’t agree!

  • 3/4 cup chopped kale. TIP: remove the stems and ribs for a smoothie drink
  • 1 celery stock. The one we used wasn’t huge and we chopped it up to lessen the load on the blender
  • Half a good sized frozen banana, peeled and sliced. TIP: Peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING!
  • Half a cup apple juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Ice to taste. If the banana isn’t frozen you will probably want more ice

Everything goes into your blender at the same time. Mix until smooth and enjoy!

Kale Apple Smoothie

ABS Smoothie

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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