Recently I have been experimenting with smoothies. I love smoothies. They are pretty easy to make and really healthy for you if you add the right stuff. I have been using both fruits and vegetables. Here are some of my favorite fruit smoothie recipes that I found online. (Vege Smoothies to follow.)
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
3/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup raspberry juice
1/2 cup frozen raspberries, (not thawed)
Puree avocado, orange juice, raspberry juice and raspberries in a blender until smooth.
1 1/4 cups frozen berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries
1/2 cup low-fat silken tofu, or low-fat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar, or Splenda Granular (optional)
Combine orange juice, banana, berries, tofu (or yogurt) and sugar (or Splenda), if using, in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately.
Banana-Cocoa Soy Smoothie
1/2 cup silken tofu
1/2 cup soymilk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
Slice banana and freeze until firm. Blend tofu, soymilk, cocoa and honey in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add the banana slices through the hole in the lid and continue to puree until smooth.