If you’re an on the go Mom that never stops, Smoothies will become your new best friend. They’re quick and easy to make, but taste amazing.
What You’ll Need
Go shopping and grab every different coloured fruit (and veg) that you can find.
Buy a few different fruit juices, and any cream and yogurt that you may want to mix with it.
Most importantly, you’ll need a blender to mix everything up! Blender Friend points out that everyone has their own needs and uses (a blender isn’t just for smoothies!), so it’s important to choose what will benefit you the most.
Blueberry-Banana Blend: 1 banana, 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 tablespoon each honey and lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, and 1 cup ice.
Creamy Pineapple Blend: 2 cups chopped pineapple, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup milk, 2 teaspoons honey, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, a pinch each of nutmeg and salt, and 2 cups ice.
Watermelon Freeze: 3 cups cubed seeded watermelon until hard. Blend with 1 cup cubed fresh seeded watermelon, the juice of 1 lime, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 cup water.
Peach-Mango-Banana Blend: 1 cup each chopped fresh or frozen peaches and mango, 1 cup each plain yogurt and ice, 1/2 banana, and sugar to taste.
Honeydew-Almond Blend: 2 cups chopped honeydew melon, 1 cup each almond milk and ice, and honey to taste.
Spa Cucumber Peel: seed and chop 2 medium cucumbers. Blend with the juice of 1 lime, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup ice and 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar, or honey.
Pineapple-Coconut Freeze: about 2 cups coconut water in 1 or 2 ice-cube trays. Blend 2 cups each chopped pineapple and coconut ice cubes, 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 cup coconut water.
Strawberry Shortcake Blend: 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup crumbled pound cake, 1 1/2 cups each milk and ice, and sugar to taste. Top with whipped cream and more strawberries.
Triple-Berry Blend: 1 1/2 cups mixed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries with 1 cup each milk and ice, and sugar to taste.
Raspberry-Orange Blend: 1 cup each orange juice and raspberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup ice, and sugar to taste.
Spiced Pumpkin Blend: 1/2 cup each pumpkin puree and silken tofu, 3 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, a pinch of salt and 1 cup ice.
Pineapple-Mango Blend: 1 cup each chopped pineapple and mango, 1 cup coconut water, a dash of ground allspice and 1 cup ice. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
Peanut Butter–Apple Blend: 1 chopped peeled apple, 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, 2 tablespoons flax seeds, 1 1/2 cups each soy milk and ice, and honey to taste.
Chocolate-Banana Blend: 1 banana, 1 cup chocolate ice cream, 1/2 cup milk, a pinch of salt and 1/2 cup ice.