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Old 08-01-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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Favorite Smoothie Recipe?

My rising Kindergartener has gotten really into smoothies lately. Normally I use strawberries, blueberries, banana, low fat vanilla yogurt and 2 tbsp of flax seed.

What are your kids' favorite smoothie recipes? I want to mix things up a bit.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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That all sounds good! Maybe mango and pineapple? I have a little tip for you, my DH wanted his thicker, so we took the yogurt and filled ice cube tray with yogurt and froze it into cubes, then you throw a couple of cubes in the blender and it comes out a little thicker!
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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My kids favorite is mango peach. They like them frozen so I freeze the yogurt (we use Greek), then blend with fresh peaches and mangoes. Something else they love, is parfaits made with Greek yogurt, fresh berries and lightly crushed oatmeal square cereal.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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I like to use some fresh and some frozen fruit (so I don't have to use ice cubes). Usually do a banana, frozen strawberries, yogurt, sometimes milk to thin it - it's usually really thick! Very good. Sometimes I do frozen blueberries or mixed berries. Watermelon or peaches or whatever fruit I have on hand.

I've even put fresh spinach in them. Makes the texture a bit more chewy, but it doesn't taste like spinach. I was so surprised.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
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My fave is almond milk, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, half of a banana and 1 or two tablespoons of cocoa powder. It tastes like a Reeses Peanut Butter cup!
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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DD4 is refusing all fruits and veggies, so I had the idea to make her smoothies. Then I saw this thread, perfect timing! Subbing for ideas!
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:06 PM   #7
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I just use orange juice, frozen yogurt and frozen strawberries. That is our favorite standby. I have also substituted the strawberries for raspberries and blackberries (these smoothies are better strained though because the seeds from these two berries can be a little gritty).
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #8
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We like almonds in ours.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
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We make smoothies every morning for breakfast. The usual is half a banana, frozen blueberries, strawberries, mango, then vanilla yogurt with milk and pineapple juice. I add probiotic, and 1 tbsp of chia (better than flax seed) and sometimes 1-2 tbsp of soya protein powder. It make a yummy healthy concoction. If not my 5 y.o. DS looks in his "smoothies" cook book and chooses a new recipe to try. Experiment with flavors you know you already like and you'll find one that the whole family will enjoy. The trick is using frozen fruit instead of ice and using pineapple juice which is less acidic and sweeter than orange juice. I sometime substitute milk for almond milk which give it a nuttier flavor. I found raspberries where the only fruit I did not like in my smoothies: too bitter and the seeds stay stuck in teeth (really bugs me).
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:10 PM   #10
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We make smoothies every day . We're dairy free, but we've still found many recipes that we love, and my kids really like them.

Our fave is 3-4 peeled oranges (I get as much of the pith off as I can, and squeeze out any seeds), thrown into the BlendTec in quarters, enough water to cover the bottom of the blender by just a bit (1/2" or so), enough baby spinach leaves to stuff the bender full, and about 1 Tbs raw honey. It tastes like an Orange Julius .
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #11
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Ours may sound strange, but here goes.
one small handful spinach, kale, or leafy green
a banana or avocado (for texture)
handful of berries, mango, carrot, or cherries
raw ginger, flax seed, & bee pollen

They really do taste amazing, and I'm looking for new recipes. My husband is curious to try kefir lime leaves- but we have to find out if they are safe like that first! We don't have a fancy juicer but just one from Target.


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Old 02-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #12
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My Vitamix came in the mail today.....so I thought I would revive this thread! What are your favorite smoothies?
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:03 PM   #13
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we love out blendtec and seriously use it everyday. My DH, myself and even my 14 mo drink green smoothies every morning. We use:

Kale
Spinach
Chard
Asparagus
Broccoli
Avocado
whole orange
Banana
Strawberry
Apple
Almond milk
Water
Ice
We use all fresh and as much from our garden as possible.

My 14 mo literally begs for these every morning. They are very green but we all love them!
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #14
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I do a greek yogurt, frozen berries, spinach, and cinnamon smoothie. My kids and I love it. We also tried a pineapple instead of berries, my kids loved it but to me it had a weird and gross aftertaste.

I have heard kale has a strong taste to it, does it overwhelm the smoothie? I would like to try it because it is so much better for you, but I am a bit afraid
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:17 PM   #15
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Our current favorite is 2 cups unflavored kefir, about 1/2-3/4 cup chia gel, 1 orange, 8-10 frozen strawberries, large handful of frozen blueberries, a splash of vanilla, and about 8 drops of stevia. I use a Vitamix and run it on the smoothie setting. This makes more than enough for our family of 3.

We like the kefir for the probiotics and it makes it a bit thinner than yogurt. I make the chia gel by combining a 1 to 9 ratio of chia seeds to water and store in the fridge (I usually do 2 tablespoons chia to 18 tablespoons water each night to use during the day). I like chia better than flax as it has more nutritional value, help with hydration, and really does a good job of filling us up.
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