Great Recipes for Smoothies

Who doesn’t like a nice, rich smoothie? A smoothie is a thick drink made from blended raw fruit or vegetables with other ingredients such as water, ice, dairy products or sweeteners. There are a lot of great recipes for making smoothies, below are some good ones.

1. Heavenly blueberry smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries, could be frozen or fresh.
  • 1 (8 ounce) container plain yogurt
  • ¾ cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preparation:

Now, how to make the smoothie with the ingredients above? Blend the blueberries, yogurt, milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg in a blender until frothy, scraping down the sides of the blender with a spatula frequently. Serve your smoothie immediately and enjoy!

2. Chocolate and blueberry smoothie

This particular smoothie is refreshing and perfect for warm summer days.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 4 ice cubes

Preparation:

Mix the cocoa powder and water together in a small bowl until the cocoa is completely dissolved. Then place the cocoa mixture, milk, blueberries, sugar and ice cubes into a blender. Cover and blend until smooth for about 45 seconds. Serve chilled.

3. Strawberry oatmeal breakfast smoothie

Fast vegan smoothie with a deep pink color, very rich creamy texture. I personally love this one because it is filling and perfect for people in a rush in the morning, perfect and easy to make for breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana, broken into chunks
  • 14 frozen strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar

Preparation:

Combine soy milk, oats, banana and strawberries in a blender. Add vanilla and sugar if desired and then blend until smooth. Your smoothie is ready to be served.

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4. Peanut butter banana smoothie

This particular one is very sweet and tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas, broken into chunks
  • 2 cups of milk
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Preparation:

Put the bananas, milk, peanut butter, honey and ice cubes in a blender and then blend until it is smooth for about 30 seconds. Enjoy your delicious smoothie.

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