Smoothies

I typically make a smoothie once a week, a ruse to get my little one to ingest his least favorite fruit/vegetable as long as I have included a taste that he appreciates (banana).  We also have a masticating juicer- Omega VRT350 ( I use this if I am only interested in pure juice without the fiber). My fruit blender blade became ineffective so I recently purchased a Ninja juice blender to complement my Omega.

Zucchini Smoothie

2 D’Anjou Pears (chopped)
2  Navel Oranges (juiced using citrus juicer)
60 g Zucchini (chopped)

No milk, no water or added sugar needed.  Use your blender or  magic bullet, your choice.

Taste: Although the pear was prominent, notes of  the other two ingredients were definitely present in the taste.  My little one and I enjoyed the refreshing drink.

 

Another combo

This one is less sweet, to be expected because of the ingredients. You can however sweeten it up with more apples (sweet kind- Gala) or another of your choice, and with that you have created a different combination!

77g  Shredded  Zucchini/Courgette
185g, 2 small Green Apples from my garden (I need to figure out what type of hybrid it is)
1 lemon fruit, juiced.

Be sure to chop the other two ingredients small enough to make blending easy. Add water or more juice to make it more watery, if you prefer. I stuck with only the listed ingredients with no other added item. I got a darker green than with the first drink above

Taste: Great, but has that palate cleansing ‘lemonadey’ thick smoothie taste and texture to it. Different but lovely, I think. I like I like 🙂

Fig Pineapple Smoothie

Black figs
Blueberries
Watermelon

Pineapple
Banana
Red Seedless Grapes

Center: Black figs,blueberries & Watermelon. Outer: Pineapple,Banana& Red Grapes
Color may not be so appealing but this combination is very sweet- if you have a sweet tooth then it is the drink for you. The inner drink by itself is great, I like it- the fig is more prominent and texture is grainy.  You can either drink each portion alone or combine as seen in photo.

Avocado Smoothie

Hass Avocado (3)
Banana (2)
Yellow New Zealand Kiwi (3)
Sweet Green Apples (2)
Almond Milk
Ice Cubes

I chopped and blended all listed ingredients to create the smoothie shown below, the ice cubes gives it a crunch and the added milk a smooth texture. I typically use only fruits or vegetable but added milk to make it more appealing for my little one.

Taste– Avocadobanana!

Avocado 

  • Hass Avocado (3)
  • Gala Apples (1)
  • Condensed Coconut milk (1/2 cup)
  • Ice cubes
  • Honey

Winterberry almost!

Blackberries ( I had frozen these from last time I saw them in store)
Banana
Green grapes (seedless)
Pears (Anjou)


Coconut Milk Smoothie

I made this because we had some leftover coconut milk from pumpkin pie my husband made ( waste not , want not)

1/4 cup coconut milk
3 Anjou pear
2 Gala apples
Water

Taste: sweet coconut pear smoothie

Citrus Spinach

  • Baby Spinach (1/2 bag)
  • Gala Apples (2-3)
  • Navel oranges (4-6)
  • Agave (1-2 tbsp)

A little more orange if the spinach is too strong. Agave was found to help reduce the spinach strong tast

 

Tip: What I do because I sometimes buy lots of fruits at one go, I freeze some after washing and grab to use in my smoothie blend when needed. Of course for juicing, I use fresh fruits.

 

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