The Adventure Starts Here: We Love Smoothies!

Friday, July 18, 2014

We Love Smoothies!

Last weekend we bought a Vitamix.  Noah loves the Panera smoothies, so I thought it would be great if I could make them at home and add some veggies into them too!  We've had one every day since buying it!   I love that Noah views them as a "treat" but really he's just getting tons of fruits and veggies... I think that's what they call a win win!  Here are the recipes we tried this week.  

1 | Orange Smoothie
Medium orange
Half a banana
3 strawberries
4 baby carrots
1 tbsp agave nectar
1/2 cup water
1 cup ice

2 | Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
6 strawberries
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
Handful of baby spinach
1 cup of ice
Water as needed

3 | Grape Smoothie
1 cup grapes (seedless)
1 banana
1 cup spinach
1 cup ice
1/2 cup water

4 | Honeydew Smoothie 
2 cups honeydew
1 apple, washed and seeded
1/2 banana
1 cup ice

5 | Strawberry Mango Smoothie
1 cup strawberries
1 cup mango
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup ice
1/2 cup water

There hasn't been a single smoothie I didn't like.  Though I'm learning I actually prefer the kind without the yogurt.  I'm actually wondering if it's because I used French Vanilla yogurt instead of regular vanilla???  I just found it gave it a tarter taste than I prefer.  You really can't taste the veggies as long as you put a sweet fruit in there.  I think my favorite smoothie from this week was the Orange  Smoothie, which surprised me a little.  Next week I think I might try making the sorbets that Vitamix has in their cookbook :)

I'm linking up with the following bloggers for a Summer Bucket List Link Up...

Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me | Desiree with Macke Monologues | Jenny from The Chronicles of We
Becky of bybmg | Courtney from Sweet Turtle Soup | Elizabeth at Chasin' Mason

I'm also linking up with The Farmer's Wife and September Farm for "Oh Hey Friday"


  1. YUM! So glad you posted this. The honey dew one sounds good! Something I would have never thought of on my own! Did you come up with these recipes or were they in your book?

  2. mmmm smoothies! I normally toss in spinach flax seed and oats to ours. You really can't taste a difference! Fruit is a great mask. Aria sure loves em. So nice that you got a vitamix and are putting it to good use! I get a big tub of strawberry yogurt for our smoothies, yoplait, and we get no tartness. Maybe add less!

  3. honey is good natural sweetener if you need so mask a sour taste. I don't use yogurt in my smoothies but I do add protein powder and it's chocolate or vanilla flavored. I love hiding veggies in smoothies and hadn't thought of carrotts and I've never used grapes as a fruit - genius idea we love grapes!


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