June 13, 2013

Our Favorite Smoothies {Round-up!!!}

All of us Bishops LOVE smoothies. We have a smoothie every afternoon! A few of my friends have asked me to send them our family smoothie recipes, but I thought, why don't I just blog about it so you can have them too!! :)

The recipes below will make enough for a family of 5 to each have a 6-8 oz smoothie. We use a Vitamix to blend all of our smoothies. We blend up everything in the recipe until smooth and then add the ice and blend the ice into the smoothie. I don't have any of these recipes written down, I just wing it every day - but, here are the approximate amounts, simply adjust it to your liking :)

Old Faithful (aka, Blue Banana Blast)
2 cups frozen banana pieces
1 cup frozen blueberries
4 pitted dates
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup plain yogurt
1-1/2 cups milk
2 cups ice

Carrot Cake Smoothie
1 cup baby carrots
1 frozen banana
1 cup plain yogurt
1-1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 whole cloves
4 pitted dates (or you can use agave nectar, honey or brown sugar)
2 cups ice

Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
3 cups milk
2/3 cup rolled oats
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 pitted dates (or 1/4 cup raisins)
2 cups ice

Orange Powerhouse
1/2 fresh pineapple, cubed & chilled in refrigerator
1 cup baby carrots
1 orange, peeled
2 cups ice
(Use a splash of apple juice if you need more liquid)

Blueberry & Kale
1 cup blueberries
1 frozen banana
3-4 large kale leaves
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1-1/2 cups plain yogurt
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 pitted dates

50/50 Bar Smoothie
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup milk
3 oranges, peeled
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp honey
2 cups ice

Krakatoa (Rutabegorz Copycat)
1-1/2 cups brewed coffee, chilled
1-1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
3 tbsp Ghiradelli cocoa powder
4 tbsp brown sugar
3 cups ice

Bananas Foster
3 frozen bananas
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups ice

Leave a comment to let me know which is your favorite!! :)



1 comment:

  1. We have a smoothie every afternoon also! I love your suggestions. We'll be trying them!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for the comment!! :)