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18 Jul 2006

Summer Smoothies

There is nothing like a Smoothie on hot summer days or for a quick on-the-run breakfast.

They can be made with any fruit you have on hand, mixed with a little water, soy or nut milk, seeds, nuts and anything else that might take your fancy. You only have to use you imagination to make tasty, nutritious smoothies.

1. Put the chopped fruit and other dry ingredients into the blender first.
2. Add liquid.
3. Fasten the lid and blend on high speed for about 20 to 30 seconds.
4. Check to see that no fruit is jammed.
5. Add a couple of spoons of crushed ice and blend again.
7. Adjust liquid by adding a little water if needed or if too watery add extra fruit.
8. Stir and serve.

A few ideas to get you going:

Lemonade
3 juicy apples chopped
1 medium lemon squeezed
1-1/2 cups water
Raw sugar to taste

Mango/Banana Island Smoothie
1/2 mango peeled and chopped
1 banana sliced
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tsps rice or soy milk powder
1 cup water

Banana/Oat Breakfast Smoothie
1/2 cups rolled oats
2 bananas sliced
1 tsp lemon juice
1-1/2 cups soy milk
Raw sugar to taste

Banana/Pineapple Smoothie
2 bananas sliced
1/2 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup coconut milk

Pineapple/Sunflower Seed Smoothie
1-1/2 cups chopped pineapple
2 tablespoons unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk

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8 comments:

mrsmogul said...

we live on smoothies at our house!!

KleoPatra said...

Banana mango smoothie... that's all me!!! THANKS Jackie!

Urban Vegan said...

great recipes. we have smoothies at least twice a week--sometimes more often in the summer.

The Artist said...

Hi, it's the artist from http://winsomegunningartwalk.com
Have just made your lemonade receipe using some organic delicious apples I had and some honey instead of the brown sugar and it was the `most refreshing drink'. Your receipes are just tops. Joined Blogger just to tell you. Have printed off your Tofu instructions and look forward to making my own. Will try and buy some organic soy beans at the markets we have here every Sunday with growers from all the local area. Have some organic red cabbage in the fridge too so am now deciding which of those wonderful cabbage receipes I will try. Keep up the great work, The tastes of your receipes are just special, best wishes, The Artist

Chandira said...

Mmmm... Will try a few of those. Love the recipes I have tried already.

Banana, molasses, tahini, green spirulina, soymilk, nutmeg. :-)

Adam said...

A great blog....I'm a vegan (well sort off as I do eat fish). I'll have to come back and read more of your recepies Jackie. Would love to read about how to get more protein from a vegan diet.

Marion said...

I love that breakfast smoothie with Rolled Oats...can't wait to try it! Thank you!

vegomat said...

WOW! Great recipes. I tried the Pineaple/Sunflower one and was pleasantly surprised by this unusual combo. I love my smoothies and can't wait to try every single one of yours :)
I can't help boasting about my blender though. It does such a good job taking every hint of roughness out of whole food ingredients. The Power Mill Blender has changed my life. There are a couple blenders out there that are as powerful but they cost about twice as much.