Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Smoothie Maddness!

So as I was telling you guys, I did a smoothie class for my final day at my practicum!

I was working with a bunch of adults with special needs, and it was during their nutrition class. 

I was a little worried, as the smoothies I made had some “questionable” ingredients such as spinach and beets!!

Here are the recipes! (sorry I didn’t get a chance to take more pictures!)

Creamsicle Smoothie

This is a dreamsicle, creamsicle delight!

* 1 peeled and frozen banana

* 1 orange (peeled)

* 1 tsp vanilla extract

* 1 -2 cups milk (regular, soy, almond, rice)

* 1 spoonful orange juice concentrate

Blend all ingredients together until smooth

Can add more milk if needed

 

Cake Batter Smoothie

from Katie

Cake batter you can drink through a straw? YUMMY in my TUMMY!

* 2 peeled and frozen banana

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* 1 teaspoon dried coconut (optional)

* 1 cup milk (regular, soy, almond, rice)

* 1 teaspoon chocolate protein powder, chocolate syrup or cocoa powder (optional)

* Colored sprinkles for a fun garnish!

Blend all ingredients together, except sprinkles – add sprinkles after blending for garnish.

 

Green Monster

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Don’t be scared, this is a GOOD monster!

* 1 frozen banana

* 1 cup frozen mango (or any other frozen fruit)

* 1-2 cups milk or orange juice

* 2 HUGE handfuls of spinach (or more if you are feeling GREEN!)

 

Funky Monkey Smoothie

This smoothie will have you hanging from the trees like a MONKEY!

* 2 peeled and frozen bananas

* 1 tablespoon peanut butter

* 1 cup milk

* 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder, chocolate syrup or cocoa powder

Blend all ingredients together until smooth!

 

Pina Colada!

If you like pina coladas... and getting caught in the rain...

* 1 cup frozen pineapple

* 1 cup coconut milk

* 1 peeled and frozen banana

* 1 spoonful orange juice concentrate

* 1-2 cups milk

* (How about some spinach? I dare ya!)

Blend all ingredients until smooth!

 

Hot (Pink) Date

The beet will turn this smoothie the HOTTEST pink around!

* ¼ peeled beet

* 1 frozen banana

* 3 frozen strawberries

* 1-2 cups orange juice

* 1-2 dates for sweetness

Blend everything together until smooth!

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Guess what the favorite smoothie was hands down??

 

HOT (PINK) DATE!  They LOVED it and so did I… I know it sounds weird, but it was amazing! (AND PINK!)

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What is your favorite smoothie recipe?

11 comments:

  1. Awesome--- you're a girl after my own smoothie heart :)

    Thanks for the recipes and I'm thrilled that it went well!

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  2. I LOVE green smoothies. People always look at me like I am crazy when I tell them I add spinach to my smoothies. I look back at them like they are crazy for NOT trying it!

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  3. SO many awesome smoothie ideas! I can't get enough of smoothies. I have one (almost) every single day for breakfast, usually a green smoothie. My favorite blend is frozen strawberries and blueberries, bananas, chard (spinach when I can get it), yogurt, almond milk, and a scoop of peanut butter. SO GOOD.

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  4. Yum! You are making me want to get out my blender which is amazing because I haven't used that thing in forever!

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  5. All of those smoothies sound so good! I think I might have to make that green monster smoothie today.

    Also, I think I need to try the hot pink date. Sounds good and has a cute name. Sold!

    Have a great day!

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  6. Wow! Thanks for ALL these recipes! I love smoothies and am always looking new ones!!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  7. Oh man, the hot pink date sounds DELICIOUS!!! :D

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  8. Mmmmm, I love beets, so the hot pink date sounds awesome to me!

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  9. Did you say "Creamsicle Smoothie?!" That sounds amazing! Especially in the AZ heat over here. :)

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  10. Thanks for all the smoothie ideas. I make the same old smoothies every week. Nice to have something new to try!

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  11. Thanks for all the recipes,will have it a try.

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