Drinks and Smoothies

Remember those frozen banana chips you’ve been keeping in the freezer since the last time your bananas got too ripe?!  Well, here is a great fall recipe to use them up!  I swear, it is just like eating a slice of pumpkin pie!

 

Ingredients:

1 – 5 oz. container of Greek yogurt – I used honey flavored

1 frozen banana – previously cut into chips and frozen

1/2 cup canned pumpkin (or cooked fresh, if you have it)

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup dry oats

2 tsp honey

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp vanilla

 

In the blender, add your yogurt and frozen bananas.

Next add the pumpkin.

Add the oats and the milk.

Drizzle in the honey and add the pumpkin pie spice and vanilla.

Blend well until smooth.  Serve with a little cinnamon on top!

 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 1 - 5 oz. container of Greek yogurt - I used honey flavored
  • 1 frozen banana - previously cut into chips and frozen
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin (or cooked fresh, if you have it)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup dry oats
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. In the blender, add your yogurt and frozen bananas.
  2. Next add the pumpkin.
  3. Add the oats and the milk.
  4. Drizzle in the honey and add the pumpkin pie spice and vanilla.
  5. Blend well until smooth. Serve with a little cinnamon on top!

 

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In search of a low calorie, refreshing summer treat?  This utilizes two summer favorites…blueberries and watermelon, with no sugar added!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh cut watermelon

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice

 

Combine the three ingredients in the blender.

Blend until the fruit is minced.  Next, pour into a plastic cup and place in the freezer.

Allow mixture to begin to freeze.  Every 20-30 minutes, pull the cup out of the freezer and stir up.  It will start to get a thick, icy texture to it.  Once it has reached your desired frostiness, enjoy!

This mixture is also great to pour straight into freeze pop molds to enjoy a cool refreshing treat another day!

 

Blueberry Watermelon Slushie
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh cut watermelon
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Combine the three ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend until the fruit is minced.  Next, pour into a plastic cup and place in the freezer.
  3. Allow mixture to begin to freeze.  Every 20-30 minutes, pull the cup out of the freezer and stir up.  It will start to get a thick, icy texture to it.  Once it has reached your desired frostiness, enjoy!
  4. This mixture is also great to pour straight into freeze pop molds to enjoy a cool refreshing treat another day!

 

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If you are anything like me, you hate to waste food.  Sometimes I end up getting way more fresh fruit at the grocery store than we can eat before it goes bad.  This is especially true with the bananas.  I have started peeling, slicing and freezing them while they are still super ripe yet not rotten.  It is really easy to do and gives you frozen banana chips to use in recipes!

This smoothie makes an amazing on-the-go breakfast…just blend and drink!  It is super healthy and chocked full of protein and potassium.  When using the frozen banana chips in this recipe, it gives the smoothie the consistency of a milk shake.  My kids love this ultra healthy snack!

 

Ingredients:

2 bananas – cut into chips and frozen (or about 1 1/2 – 2 cups if you keep the frozen banana chips on hand in the freezer)

6 oz Greek vanilla yogurt

1/3 cup peanut butter – creamy

1/3 cup low fat milk

spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder

 

Just add the milk, yogurt, and peanut butter to the blender.  Add in the bananas and blend.

After it has been completely blended, add the spoonful of cocoa powder and use the mix button on the blender to blend it into the smoothie.

Serve immediately to have a cool refreshing breakfast, or pour into freezer pop molds and freeze for a frozen treat later!

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 2 bananas - cut into chips and frozen (or about 1½ - 2 cups if you keep the frozen banana chips on hand in the freezer)
  • 6 oz Greek vanilla yogurt
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter - creamy
  • ⅓ cup low fat milk
  • spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Just add the milk, yogurt, and peanut butter to the blender.  Add in the bananas and blend.
  2. After it has been completely blended, add the spoonful of cocoa powder and use the mix button on the blender to blend it into the smoothie.
  3. Serve immediately to have a cool refreshing breakfast, or pour into freezer pop molds and freeze for a frozen treat later!

 

 

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Smoothies are a great use of blueberries from our trip to pick at a local berry farm!  I am always looking for a way to get my boys to eat a bunch of healthy foods without them realizing it is “healthy”!  This smoothie is simple and delicious and a great hit of vitamin C and antioxidants!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt

1 cup orange juice

1 cup frozen blueberries

4 tbsp honey

 

In a blender, combine all ingredients.

Blend until smooth.

Enjoy immediately as a refreshing drink, or re-freeze into popsicles to enjoy another day!

   

 

Blueberry Orange Smoothie
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Recipe type: Drink
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 4 tbsp honey
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy immediately as a refreshing drink, or re-freeze into popsicles to enjoy another day!

 

 

 

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Fruit Smoothie Popsicles

I love making healthy summer snacks for my boys!  This is a quick, easy recipe that is full of healthy ingredients, yet they will still consider it a treat!   Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries 1 banana – sliced 1/2 cup blueberries 1 1/2 cups low fat milk 1 cup Greek yogurt – vanilla […]

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