The Fine Art of Making Fruit Smoothies

The Fine Art of Making Fruit Smoothies

fruit-smoothie

by Erin Pavlina

Whether you’re vegan or not, there’s one thing no pregnancy should be without: fruit smoothies. High in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they are an integral part to a healthy pregnancy. So I offer you the following recipes I’ve perfected over the last several years. Tried and true, ladies, so dig in and don’t be shy. 

The Essential Ingredients:

Every fruit smoothie has three essential ingredients. Always keep them on hand. They are: bananas, frozen fruit, and fruit juice. You also need a blender, though I highly recommend a Vitamix instead. The best purchase I ever made. After 11 years it’s still going strong! 

Directions:
Every smoothie listed here has the same directions. Put all the ingredients in the blender in the order listed and mix on high until fully blended. 

The Recipes 

The Basic Smoothie:

  • 2 bananas
  • 10-12 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of apple juice

The High-C Smoothie:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 orange
  • 2 kiwis
  • 10-12 frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1-2 cups of orange juice

Eclectic Smoothie

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1 chunk of fresh pineapple
  • 1-2 cups of apple juice

Melon Ball Smoothie:

  • 2 bananas
  • ¼ of a cantaloupe
  • ¼ of a honeydew
  • 1 cup frozen melons
  • 1 cup apple juice

Peaches and Cream Smoothie:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup of frozen peaches
  • 1 cup apple juice

A BOP Smoothie

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 oranges
  • 3 chunks of fresh pineapple
  • 10-12 frozen strawberries
  • 1-2 cups of orange juice

Exotic Smoothie:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 mango
  • 2 kiwis
  • ½ a papaya
  • 10-12 frozen strawberries
  • 1-2 cups cranberry juice

Berry Refresher:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 10-12 frozen strawberries
  • 1-2 cups cranberry juice

The Apple Blast:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 red apple
  • 10-12 frozen strawberries
  • 1-2 cups apple juice

The Whole She-bang:
You may have to blend this one in stages to fit it all in the blender!

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 2 chunks of fresh pineapple
  • 2 kiwis
  • ½ cup of frozen blueberries
  • 10-12 frozen strawberries
  • 1-2 cups cranberry juice
Enjoy Your Smoothies!

Erin Pavlina

Author: Erin Pavlina

Erin Pavlina is the author of Raising Vegan Children in a Non-Vegan World, and a new cookbook, Vegan Family Favorites. She lives in Las Vegas with her vegan husband and children, Emily and Kyle.

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