Friday, July 11, 2014

50 Smoothies {Road Snack Survival Guide}

I'm adding 50 Smoothies to my Road Snack Survival Guide more for me, than for Bubba and the crew. Don't get me wrong they will drink a smoothie every-so-often. But, for the most part they want a "Manly Breakfast"!!! When I do make smoothies for them it is in addition to their "Manly Breakfast". 

Smoothies are nutritious, full of vitamins and fruit {they taste good too}. I figure if I can get a smoothie down them then they will be energized for the day ahead.

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie


Pineapple-Mango Smoothie


 Pomegranate-Berry Smoothie


 Spa Cucumber Smoothie


 Creamsicle Smoothie


 Honeydew-Almond Smoothie


 Black Raspberry-Vanilla Smoothie


 Pineapple-Coconut Smoothie


 Raspberry-Orange Smoothie


 Chocolate Chip Cookie Smoothie


 Blueberry-Banana Smoothie


 Vietnamese Coffee Smoothie

1} Banana: Blend 2 bananas, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.
2} Strawberry-Banana: Blend 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt, and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.
3} Strawberry Shortcake: Blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup crumbled pound cake, 1 1/2 cups each milk and ice, and sugar to taste. Top with whiped cream and more strawberries.
4} Triple Berry: Blend 1 1/2 cups mixed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries with 1 cup each milk and ice, and sugar to taste.
5} Raspberry-Orange: Blend 1 cup each orange juice and raspberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup ice, and sugar to taste.
6} Peach-Mango-Banana: Blend 1 cup each chopped fresh or frozen peaches and mango, 1 cup each plain yogurt and ice, 1/2 banana and sugar to taste.
7} Honeydew-Almond: Blend 2 cups chopped honeydew melon, 1 cup each almond milk and ice, and honey to taste.
8} Cantaloupe: Blend 2 cups chopped cantaloupe, the juice of 1/2 lime, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 cup ice.
9} Carrot-Apple: Blend 1 cup each carrot juice and apple juice with 1 1/2 cups ice.
10} Spa Cucumber: Peel, and chop 1 1arge hot house cucumber. Blend with the juice of 1 lime, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup ice and 3 to 4  tablespoons sugar or honey.
11} Kiwi-Strawberry: Blwns 1 cup strawberries, 2 kiwis, 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 cups ice.
12} Cherry-Vanilla: blend 1 1/2 cups frozen pitted cherries, 1 1/4 cups milk, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, a pinch of salt and 1 cup ice.
13} Tangerine-Honey: Peel and seed 4 tangerines, then blend with te juice of 2 limes, 1/4 cup honey and 1 cup ice.
14} Apricot-Almond: Blend 1 1/2 cups apricot nectar, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 2 tablespoons almond butter and 1 cup ice.
15} Grape: Blend 2 cups seedless red grapes with 1 cup Concord grape juice and 1 1/2 cups ice.
16} Blueberry-Pear: Blend 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, 1 chopped pear, 1 1/2 cups each maple or plain yogurt and ice, and sugar to taste.
17} Banana-Date-Lime: Blend 2 bananas, 3/4 cup chopped pitted dates, the juice of 1 lime and 1 1/2 cups each soy milk and ice.
18} Peach-Ginger: Blend 2 cups frozen sliced peaches, 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, 3 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger.
19} Grapefruit: Peel and seed 2 grapefruits, then blend with 3 to 4  tablespoons sugar and 1 cup ice. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
20} Pomegranate-Cherry: Blend 1 cup frozen pitted cherries, 3/4 cup pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch of salt, and 2 cups of ice.
21} Chai: Blend 1 1/2 cups chai tea concentrate {I use Tazo} with 1 cup each milk and ice. Sprinkle with chai spice or ground cinnamon.
22} Blueberry-Banana: Blend 1 banana, 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 tablespoon each honey and lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, a pinch of each nutmeg and salt, and 2 cups ice.
23} Creamy Pineapple: Blend 2 cups chopped pineapple, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup milk, 2 teaspoons honey, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, a pinch of each nutmeg and salt, a 2 cups ice.
24} Watermelon: Freeze 3 cups seeded cubed watermelon until hard. Blend with 1 cup cubed fresh watermelon, the juice of 1 lime, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 cup water.
25} Pineapple-Coconut: Freeze about 2 cups coconut water in 1 or 2 ice cube trays. Blend 2 cups each chopped pineapple and coconut ice cubes, 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 cup coconut water.
26} Apple-Ginger: Blend 1 chopped peeled apple, a 1/2-inch piece peeled ginger, the juice of 2 limes, 1/4 cup honey, 1 cup water and 2 cups ice.
27} Black Raspberry-Vanilla: Blend 1 pint blackberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1 cup vanilla yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey.
28} Creamsicle: Blend 3/4 cup frozen orange or orange-tangerine concentrate with 1/2 cup cold water and 1 cup each vanilla ice cream and ice.
29} Mango-Acai: Blend two 4-ounce packages frozen acai berry puree, 1 cup chopped mango, 1/2 cup orange juice and 2 cups ice.
30} Spiced Pumpkin: Blend 1/2 cup each pumpkin puree and silken tofu, 3 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, a pinch of salt and 1 cup ice.
31} Mexican Coffee: Blend 1/2 cup chilled espresso or strong coffee, 1/2 cup milk or almond milk, 3 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon almond extract and 1 1/2 cups ice.
32} Vietnamese Coffee: Blend 1/2 cup chilled espresso or very strong coffee, 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk and 1 1/2 cups ice. Top with chocolate shavings and chocolate syrup.
33} Banana PB&J: Blend 1 frozen banana with 1 cup soy milk, 1/4 cup each creamy peanut butter and wheat germ, and 2 tablespoons seedless strawberry or raspberry jelly.
34} Peanut Butter-Apple: Blend 1 chopped peeled apple, 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, 2 tablespoons flax seeds, 1 1/2 cups each soy milk and ice, and honey to taste.
35} Pomegranate-Berry: Blend 1 cup blueberries, 3/4 cup each beet juice and pomegranate juice, 1 cup ice, and honey to taste.
36} Cucumber-Kale: Blend 1 1/4 cups vegetable juice, 1/2 peeled cucumber, 3 kale leaves and the juice of 1/2 lemon.
37} Pineapple-Mango: Blend 1 cup each chopped pineapple and mango, 1 cup coconut water, a dash of ground allspice and 1 cup ice. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
38} Peanut Butter-Banana: Blend 1 banana, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/3 cup milk, 2 tablespoons malted milk powder, 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder, a pinch of salt and 2 cups ice.
39} Green Tea-Almond: Brew 1 1/2 cups extra-strong green tea; cool completely. Blend with 1/3 cup almonds, 1/4 cup honey and 1 cup ice.
40} Chocolate-Banana: Blend 1 banana, 1 cup chocolate ice cream, 1/2 cup milk, a pinch of salt and 1/2 cup ice.
41} Chocolate-Raspberry: Blend 1 cup each chocolate ice cream and raspberries, 2 tablespoons sugar and 3/4 cup each milk and ice.
42} Strawberry-Maple: Blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/4 cup each pure maple syrup and wheat germ, a dash of ground cinnamon and 1 1/2 cups ice.
43} Chocolate Chip Cookie: Blend 1 cup each vanilla ice cream, milk and crumbled chocolate cookies with 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. Top with a cookie.
44} Oatmeal Cookie: Blend 1 cup each vanilla ice cream, milk and crumbled oatmeal cookies with a pinch of ground cinnamon. Top with a cookie.
45} Birthday Cake: Blend 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 crumbled vanilla cupcake {unfrosted}, 1 cup milk and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. Top with sprinkles.
46} Black and White: Blend 3/4 cups each vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream with 1 cup milk and 3 crumbled chocolate sandwich cookies {I use Oreo}. Top with a cookie.
47} Lemon-Poppy Seed: Blend 2 teaspoons poppy seeds, the zest and juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup each milk and ice.
48} Apple-Spinach: Blend 2 cups spinach, 1 chopped peeled apple, 1/2 cup silken tofu, 1/4 cup each soy milk and orange juice, 1 tablespoon each wheat germ, honey and lemon juice, and 1 cup ice.
49} Veggie: Blend 1 1/4 cups tomato juice, 1/4 cup carrot juice, 1/2 peeled cucumber, 1/2 stalk celery, 1/4 cup each parsley and spinach, and 1/2 cup ice.
50} Mint-Jalapeno: Blend 1/3 cup fresh mint, 1 seeded jalapeno pepper, 2 1/2 tablespoons honey, a pinch of salt and 2 cups each plain yogurt and ice. Top with toasted cumin seeds and cilantro.


NOTES:
1} I use Greek yogurt for all of the yogurt.
2} I use fresh herbs, veggies and fruit unless otherwise noted.
3} I use raw sugar and Tupelo honey for all my recipes.
4} I use organic whole milk unless otherwise noted.