Fresh fruit is a great food to start the day with, whether cut up in some way or liquefied. Smoothies are at once soothing and invigorating, luscious yet low in fat. They also offer a concentrated source of nourishment for children and teens (and indeed anyone) whose morning appetite is sluggish.
A rich, sweet, homemade dairy-free milk beverage – nutritious and delicious!
You can make your own mocha frappuccino at home for much less than that fancy coffee place sells it and you can keep it healthy and full of protein. The flax seeds give it a very creamy texture, and adds omega-3 fatty acids.
Like pumpkin pie? You’ll love a this smoothie! Add a dollop of cream and you can serve this as a dessert beverage.
Use this smoothie as a full breakfast drink. When you include blueberries, the kids won’t know that the drink is also brimming with healthy minerals and extra protein from the greens that have “mysteriously” made their way into it! The carob powder contributes extra calcium, and the nutritional yeast extra B-vitamins and proteins, to this nutrient-dense drink.
This smoothie was created by a VegFamily dad and named for his little boy, to help support his B12 intake and absorption. The sweet potatoes, beets, and pumpkin seeds all serve this function.
Aren’t we all looking for a healthy soda? This one is refreshing and delicious and free of the usual chemicals in regular soda.
If you adore lavender, this drink is for you! It has a distinctive, refreshing taste and that lovely lemony tang.
This was very refreshing, creamy, and not too sweet. An interesting variation on traditional chai!
This smoothie is the signature drink of Hungry Hotties everwhere! It’s sweet, sassy, healthy, and delicious – just like YOU! Remember being a “Hungry Hottie” is an attitude. It’s a way of life, not an image in the mirror. It’s about seizing each day, making choices that honor your higher self and stepping into your greatness! Cheers!
Looking for great smoothie recipes? Here’s a blended drink for fall or winter. It’s a delightful change-of-pace fruit beverage to make when summer fruit is out of season.
This is a refreshing drink that is easy to make and a delight for the tastebuds. With soy and peanut butter it is full of protein too.
This is a strange color, but really sweet and yummy! It’s is so tasty, and the kids will get iron, protein and a funny green drink they will love, especially when they find out it has ice cream in it!
With the addition of tofu this fruty smoothie becomes a protein powerhouse. Choose a juice addition to complement the flavors and please your own taste.
We like to make this smoothie on mornings that require a little help waking up. It has a secret little caffeine ingredient, gives you the energy you need and is filled with nutritious ingredients to make sure you are getting a good breakfast!
There’s nothing like a fruity smoothie to start your day! This mix of tropical fruits, almond milk and wheat germ make it delicious and energizing!
Almond Milk Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes Yield: 3-4 cupsServing Size: 1 cup The ability to make homemade "milk" is extremely helpful for when store bought supplies run low, when you are unable to find products for a reasonable price, when you prefer the fresher taste, or when you need more control over the ingredients and processes than modern manufacturing allows. Nut "milks" such as this one are a staple in my house,...
Smoothies are especially easy to make and clean up after if you use an immersion blender. Use these recipes as a starting point for creating combinations of your own.