Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Last week at the supermarket, we picked up a bag of frozen peaches to make the smoothie recipe on the back of the package. It was funny because my husband expected something more like a Wendy’s Frosty (like a dessert); while I anticipated a healthy blended fruit and yogurt drink (not as thick).

The smoothie was thick (I read online that the frozen fruit is what produces a thicker smoothie than fresh fruit) and tasted strange but healthy at first (so we were both technically right). But as I kept drinking it, I started to actually like it. It was made with the frozen peaches, yogurt, honey and a splash of orange juice.

I haven’t had that many smoothies, but now I find myself craving them. On Sunday, I became desperate and created one using yogurt, milk, honey and applesauce. It was interesting, but I don’t think I would want it any time soon.

Do you like smoothies? What ingredients are in your favorite?


  1. that sounds delicious. i love smoothies.

  2. I love to add strawberries, blueberries, orange juice and ice, blend together and it tastes great! It is surprisingly thick and delicious.

  3. That sounds great, Anonymous! I will try it!

  4. Low Carb Chocolate Protein Smoothie:
    1 cup nonfat milk
    1 scoop Isopure Low Carb Chocolate whey protein (from GNC)
    6 ice cubes
    Blend about 1 minute in blender.
    For mocha flavor: add 1 tsp. instant coffee and 1 packet Splenda.

    1 lb. of frozen fruit, EG STRAWBERRIES
    1/2 cup Greek yogurt, use "Fage" whole (you can use the 2% or 0% to cut the fat..
    1/4 cup sugar

    Put all ingredients in a food processor..Process approx 5 minutes, if fruit sticks to side..drop in a tablespoon or two of cold water thru the feeder if fruit is not breaking down & scrape down sides with spatula..

  6. Thanks anonymous and mmcpa! Those sound great!

  7. I am totally addicted to smoothies - the other day at the office was declared "smoothie day" and I brought in a bunch of Trader Joe's frozen fruit (the mango mix is GREAT for smoothies and I don't even like mango) and yogurt and milk and we had it (luckily we've got a full sized kitchen here).

    My colleagues finally had to have an intervention as they were concerned about my excessive smoothie consumption. It's dangerous after 4 apparently :P

    I do ice, a handful of frozen fruit (the more in the mix the better), two packets of Splenda, 2% milk (makes for a thicker smoothie but skim is okay too if you're trying to cut down the calories, just use a little extra ice to thicken) and plain organic yogurt.

    I wish I were the type of person to measure things out but... yeah right. :)

  8. That sounds good Jr!
    Ever since I started making these things, I have been drinking 2 servings in one sitting! They are highly addictive :-)

  9. I personally am a fan of strawberry banana but that could because I always have these items left over at the end of the week. I always add about half a cup of OJ, no milk, ice cubes. In the summer I will use pineapple and strawberry. The pineapple is wonderful. I add a little Splenda for extra sweetness. Mine would be more on the thinner side since I don't use yogurt or milk.

  10. That sounds good too Anonymous! I have been making smoothies almost daily the past few weeks and have also made some without milk or yogurt. They are delicious! I will try pineapple next time! Thanks!