Thursday, January 3, 2013

Three Quick and Delicious Smoothie Recipes

I've decided to make two lifestyle changes this January, both ones that I think will be reasonably easy to accomplish.  The first is to drink more water.  I've got my 1.5 L bottle, and the aim is to drink at least one full bottle per day, preferably more. 

The second is to drink a smoothie a day.  Breakfast is one of those meals that I often replace with coffee, so this year I want to make having a nutritious breakfast a priority.  Smoothies are a simple way to make this happen.  Here are three smoothie recipes I'll be using again and again.

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

2 cups chopped pineapple
1 banana
1/2 cup yogurt
2 ice cubes
1/2cup water or orange juice

Combine all ingredients in blender and serve. Makes 2 servings.




Pineapple Mango Smoothie

1 cup chopped pineapple
1 chopped mango
1 cup water
2 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in blender.  Thin with more water, if desired.  Makes 2 servings




Chocolate Peach

1 cup frozen peach slices
1 scoop chocolate greens or smoothie powder (I use VEGA because it is gluten free)
1 cup milk (or dairy free substitute)

Combine ingredients in blender, thinning with more milk if desired.  Makes 1 large serving or 2 smaller servings.

4 comments :

  1. I definitely need to drink more water! Maybe a 1.5 liter bottle would help. And I love smoothies! My recent post is a recipe for yogurt pops which is basically a frozen smoothie :) I love your ideas and will try making them soon!
    -Dana

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    1. The bottle helps me because I'm ridiculous and competitive, and if it's still got water in it, I must finish it! I will be checking out your yogurt pop recipes, because they sound healthier for my son than regular popsicles!

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  2. I drink lots of water but like you, tend to just have coffee for breakfast. I think I need to start changing that and these smoothies are a healthy and delicious way to motivate me to do so ;)

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    1. That was my biggest motivation: drink SOMETHING before my coffee!

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