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I want to make smoothies for breakfast but I can only come up with banana’s, wheat germ, yogurt, and some frozen blueberries…Does anyone have any suggestions to make our morning smoothies more interesting. 

THE RESPONSES:

  • o.j., strawberries and raspberry ones – they have zing! I also use frozen soy yogurt instead of fresh yogurt to give it more consistency.  We’ve also done o.j. with lime sorbet YUM YUM and strawberries, apple juice and lime sorbet.  Ya just gotta think of a main "smoothie" and then add little zingers in there to make it different.
  • do you freeze your bananas? I think that makes all the difference! Wait until they get spots on them and then peel them, break them up into pieces and put them in a bag in the freezer. We buy bunches of bananas and do them all at once. They make the smoothie have more of an ice cream consistency. try making almond milk with soaked almonds and blending them with water, then add the bananas (a big handful,) and other frozen fruits. Frozen berries are all good. Mangoes are yummy, sometimes i add a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom or a splash of vanilla (i know, i know)also. I have even been known to add frozen breastmilk LOL! Nut butters are also good in smoothies….fresh lime or lemon juice or grated ginger are good….fresh mint, yum! Now i wanna go make some.
    • I agree about freezing bananas.  My usual smoothie is 1 cup of oj, 1 frozen banana, and 1 cup of frozen fruit (usually strawberries). Yummy! It’s as good as ice cream.

  • Our morning smoothie:  2 cups soymilk, 4 oz tofu(firm), 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 frozen banana, 8 organic strawberries, YUMMY!!!

  • We love smoothies!……….(and an obvious idea)..I freeze leftover smoothies in popsicle molds for a healthy snack.

  • This one is good:  I developed it for the deli at our co-op a few years ago- 1 cup pineapple chunks, 3 TBS frozen peach-mango juice concentrate (Cascadian farms organic), 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/2 frozen banana, cut into chunks a few ice cubes. Whir it up in the blender- yum! We call it "Jamaican me thirsty" lol

  • I love to make smoothies too and usually just dump some of whatever I have in the blender…I will use a combination of two frozen fruits-usually blueberries, peaches, strawberries, bananas-yogurt, soy or rice milk, and wheat germ or protein powder and blend. I like frozen fruits because I like the consistency to be thick, like a Frosty.

  • Mine are wierd but yummy and I feel energized after eating one. Nancy’s full fat plain yogurt (you have to live in the pacNW to appreciate how AWESOME Nancy’s yogurt is ), frozen blueberries, frozen banana, spirulina powder, nutritional yeast, shaklee protein powder, and a little bit of honey. MMMM….

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