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

3 comments:

  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?

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  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!

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  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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