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Let’s Talk Smoothies!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Smoothies!)

Smoothies are a great breakfast (or snack) option any time of the year, but especially in the summer when everyone’s home in the morning and you just want something cool and refreshing—and nutritious—to start off your day. The fact that it takes just minutes to throw together is a nice bonus, too.

For those of us who regularly enjoy smoothies though, it’s easy to get into a rut and make the same smoothies over and over again. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but if you’re like me, you’re ready for new ideas. So tell us:

What are your favorite smoothie tips or recipes?

I’ll start us off. I love adding a tablespoon or so of almond butter to my smoothies to add a nice and rich nutty flavor. When I need a boost of sweetness, I throw in one or two dates. And any bruised or nearly-overripe fruit gets washed, cut up, and thrown into the freezer for my smoothie stash.

How about you? Any tips or tricks for smoothie-making? Secret ingredients? Or if you have favorite recipes, shout them out below and let’s expand our smoothie repertoire!

 

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kim on 6.14.2014

boysenberries with banana and alittle vanilla ice cream

Carla on 6.12.2014

We have adapted a version of Ree’s Purple Resolution Smoothie – just adjusting some of the ingredients here and there and then we freeze it in individual 1/2 pint jelly jars. We try to take them out of the freezer about 45 minutes before we want to eat them and they are then perfect to eat for a refreshing dessert or a healthy snack on a hot afternoon.

Scott W on 6.12.2014

I add a tablespoon or two of PB2 to my smoothies for a great peanut butter taste. The PB2 has less fat and is much easier to blend in the smoothie.

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C. L. ( Cheryl ) "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser on 6.12.2014

My favorite smoothies are with any kind of citrus fruit. Then add a bit of almond or vanilla extract and plain yogurt as the base, add fruit and blend away! My least favorite are vegetable based smoothies!!! I prefer my veggies baked as a side dish. CLW

sheila on 6.12.2014

I love ginger in my smoothies. A smoothie I make often is with frozen mango, ginger, vanilla low fat greek yogurt, spinach, and honey, splash of milk, maybe lime if I have it!