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Cathy has expanded her series of homemade recipes books with this new one of healthy and delicious smoothies made with your blender. In this book youll find 215 simple, easy and unique recipes for five different types of smoothies. You can try basic fruit-based, Soy, Yogurt, Green and what she calls Smoothies with a Kick, which contain alcohol. Smoothies lend themselves to variety and creativity so youll find lots of different flavor combinations like Cranberry Raspberry Orange, Chocolate Cherry Banana, Banana Peanut Butter Spinach, Tropical Island and Sparkling Fruit which is pictured in the center of the cover. So whip up a batch and let your creative juices or should I say smoothies flow!

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<p>How to Make Smoothies: Simple, Easy and Healthy Blender Recipes</p> <p>How to Make Smoothies:Simple and Easy Blender RecipesCathy L. Kidd 2012 by Cathy L. KiddAll Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, including scanning, photocopying, or otherwise without prior written permission of the copyright holder. The cover photo pictures (from left to right): Orange Banana Cream, Arugula Ginger, Berry, Eggnog and Sparkling Fruit in the center.</p> <p>First Printing, 2012Printed in the United States of AmericaTable of ContentsIntroduction</p> <p>The Recipes</p> <p>Apple</p> <p>Apple Cinnamon</p> <p>Apple Coconut</p> <p>Apple Maple</p> <p>Apple Raspberry Strawberry</p> <p>Banana Apricot</p> <p>Banana Lime</p> <p>Banana Mango</p> <p>Banana Oat</p> <p>Banana Orange Tangerine</p> <p>Banana Peach</p> <p>Banana Peach Strawberry</p> <p>Banana Peanut Butter</p> <p>Banana Pineapple</p> <p>Banana Strawberry</p> <p>Banana Strawberry Orange</p> <p>Blueberry Banana</p> <p>Blueberry Buttermilk</p> <p>Boysenberry Blueberry</p> <p>Breakfast Fruit</p> <p>Cantaloupe Cherry</p> <p>Cherry Vanilla</p> <p>Chocolate</p> <p>Cranberry Raspberry Orange</p> <p>Fresh Fruit</p> <p>Fruit Salad</p> <p>Fruit Cocktail</p> <p>Gala Apple</p> <p>Ginger</p> <p>Grape</p> <p>Island Fruit</p> <p>Kiwi Lime (Version 1)</p> <p>Kiwi Lime (Version 2)</p> <p>Kiwi Strawberry</p> <p>Lemon Cucumber</p> <p>Mango Orange</p> <p>Mango Peach</p> <p>Mango Pineapple Banana</p> <p>Mango Strawberry</p> <p>Mango Strawberry Carrot Banana</p> <p>Melon Mint</p> <p>Nectarine Berry</p> <p>Orange</p> <p>Orange Banana Cream</p> <p>Orange Banana Peach Raspberry</p> <p>Orange Pineapple Coconut</p> <p>Orange Pineapple Ginger</p> <p>Orange Strawberry Pineapple</p> <p>Papaya</p> <p>Papaya Raspberry</p> <p>Peach</p> <p>Peach Orange Almond</p> <p>Peach Strawberry</p> <p>Pina Colada</p> <p>Pineapple</p> <p>Pineapple Banana</p> <p>Pineapple Cantaloupe</p> <p>Pineapple Coconut</p> <p>Pineapple Papaya</p> <p>Pineapple Strawberry</p> <p>Pumpkin</p> <p>Raspberry Peach</p> <p>Red, White and Blueberry</p> <p>Strawberry Apple Blueberry Peach</p> <p>Strawberry Banana</p> <p>Strawberry Peach Pear</p> <p>Strawberry Raspberry Banana</p> <p>Strawberry Lemon</p> <p>Tropical Fruit</p> <p>Papaya Peach Passion Fruit</p> <p>Wild Berry</p> <p>Soy Smoothies</p> <p>Apple Banana</p> <p>Banana Molasses</p> <p>Banana Soy</p> <p>Berry</p> <p>Cantaloupe Strawberry Peanut Butter</p> <p>Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana</p> <p>Fruit Spice</p> <p>Hawaiian</p> <p>Peanut Butter</p> <p>Pumpkin Pie Spice</p> <p>Strawberry</p> <p>Yogurt Smoothies</p> <p>Apple Apricot Banana</p> <p>Apricot Almond</p> <p>Apricot Mango</p> <p>Apricot Nectarine</p> <p>Apple Pie A-La-Mode</p> <p>Apple Strawberry</p> <p>Apricot</p> <p>Banana (Version 1)</p> <p>Banana (Version 2)</p> <p>Banana Blueberry</p> <p>Banana Cinnamon</p> <p>Banana Coffee</p> <p>Banana Orange</p> <p>Banana Peach Strawberry</p> <p>Banana Strawberry</p> <p>Banana Strawberry Orange</p> <p>Berry</p> <p>Berry Banana</p> <p>Black Cherry</p> <p>Blueberry</p> <p>Blueberry Banana</p> <p>Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry</p> <p>Blueberry Pineapple</p> <p>Cantaloupe</p> <p>Cantaloupe Banana</p> <p>Cantaloupe Raspberry</p> <p>Carrot Apple Banana</p> <p>Chocolate Cherry Banana (Version 1)</p> <p>Chocolate Cherry Banana (Version 2)</p> <p>Coffee Banana</p> <p>Cranberry</p> <p>Cranberry Strawberry Oat</p> <p>Date</p> <p>Fast Breakfast</p> <p>Frosty Berries</p> <p>Fruit Cream</p> <p>Hawaiian (Version 1)</p> <p>Hawaiian (Version 2)</p> <p>Healthy Breakfast</p> <p>Lemon</p> <p>Lemon Apple Honey</p> <p>Lemon Melon</p> <p>Lemon Peach</p> <p>Lemon Strawberry</p> <p>Lime Melon</p> <p>Mango (Version 1)</p> <p>Mango (Version 2)</p> <p>Mango Ginger</p> <p>Mixed Berry</p> <p>Nectarine</p> <p>Nectarine Banana</p> <p>Nectarine Peach</p> <p>Orange</p> <p>Papaya</p> <p>Papaya Nectarine</p> <p>Papaya Orange Banana</p> <p>Parfait</p> <p>Peach</p> <p>Peach Blueberry</p> <p>Peach Breakfast</p> <p>Peach Cinnamon</p> <p>Peach Cranberry</p> <p>Peach Melba</p> <p>Peach Melon</p> <p>Peach Raspberry</p> <p>Peanut Butter Banana</p> <p>Pear</p> <p>Pina Colada (Version 1)</p> <p>Pina Colada (Version 2)</p> <p>Pineapple</p> <p>Pineapple Berry</p> <p>Pineapple Orange Banana</p> <p>Pistachio Banana</p> <p>Power Up</p> <p>Raspberry (Version 1)</p> <p>Raspberry (Version 2)</p> <p>Raspberry (Version 3)</p> <p>Raspberry Cappuccino</p> <p>Raspberry Cream</p> <p>Sparkling Fruit</p> <p>Strawberry (Version 1)</p> <p>Strawberry (Version 2)</p> <p>Strawberry Banana (Version 1)</p> <p>Strawberry Banana (Version 2)</p> <p>Strawberry Banana Tofu</p> <p>Strawberry Grape</p> <p>Strawberry Lemon Zing</p> <p>Strawberry Mango</p> <p>Strawberry Peach</p> <p>Strawberry Pineapple</p> <p>Tangerine Strawberry</p> <p>Tropical (Version 1)</p> <p>Tropical (Version 2)</p> <p>Tropical (Version 3)</p> <p>Tropical Tofu Berry</p> <p>Green Smoothies</p> <p>Apple Cinnamon Romaine</p> <p>Apple Cucumber</p> <p>Arugula Ginger</p> <p>Avocado Coconut</p> <p>Avocado Lemon Sorrel</p> <p>Banana Fig Spinach</p> <p>Banana Grape Spinach</p> <p>Banana Peanut Butter Spinach</p> <p>Banana Pineapple Orange</p> <p>Berry Beet</p> <p>Blueberry Celery</p> <p>Carrot Apple</p> <p>Carrot Orange</p> <p>Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter</p> <p>Chocolate Raspberry Romaine</p> <p>Coconut Banana Cream Pie</p> <p>Lemon Lime</p> <p>Melon Grape Broccoli</p> <p>Raisin Kale</p> <p>Spicy Avocado</p> <p>Strawberry Banana Kiwi</p> <p>White Peach Orange Romaine</p> <p>Smoothies with a Kick</p> <p>Banana Rum</p> <p>Bloody Mary</p> <p>Brandy Alexander</p> <p>Eggnog</p> <p>Irish Coffee</p> <p>Margarita</p> <p>Mimosa</p> <p>Mojito</p> <p>Pina Colada</p> <p>Raspberry Amaretto</p> <p>Tequila Sunrise</p> <p>Tropical Island</p> <p>Strawberry Daiquiri</p> <p>New Year</p> <p>Wine Mango Cooler</p> <p>White Russian</p> <p>About the Author</p> <p>Introduction</p> <p>Smoothies have been very popular for years for good reason. They are simple and easy to make, nutritious and flexible to adjustment for your favorite tastes. You can drink them as complete meal replacements or as an alternative to soda or another sugary beverage with your meal. The smoothies that contain banana are especially filling.If you like you can consider the recipes in this book as starting places for your own creations and let your creative juices flow!</p> <p>As you try the recipes, you may need to adjust the quantity of the ingredients to suit the size of your blender. The servings for each recipe are for one unless otherwise stated although you may find some of the single servings are pretty large. With a little experimenting and experience you will get the quantities just right! If you make more than one serving at a time, you can always freeze the left over portion for later. When youre ready to drink it, refrigerate it until defrosted and then blend again before drinking.</p> <p>Some tips to make your smoothie its best and most tasty:</p> <p> Use fresh juice, not concentrate when you can. If you like it really cold, use frozen fruit. Drink it freshly made for it to be at its best. The yogurt smoothies can be very thick and hard to blend for some blenders. You can add a little low fat milk to make it easier to mix and a little less thick.</p> <p> Be aware that if you use a lot of raspberries and blackberries in your smoothie, you'll also get a lot of the seeds too. It will not be a smooth smoothie! But if you like a little crunch, use them freely.</p> <p> If you choose to use frozen fruit and there is not a lot of liquid in the recipe, you can defrost the fruit for a few minutes in warm water so it will blend better.So there you have it couldnt be more simple or easy. Whip up a smoothie today and enjoy!</p> <p>The Recipes</p> <p>Apple</p> <p>2 cup Applesauce</p> <p>1 cup Apple cider</p> <p>1 cup Orange juice</p> <p>2 tablespoon Maple syrup</p> <p>1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg</p> <p>1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.</p> <p>Apple Cinnamon3/4 cup Apple sugarfree syrup</p> <p>1/4 cup Cinnamon sugarfree syrup</p> <p>2 scoops Vege Fuel</p> <p>1 1/2 cups Crushed ice</p> <p>1/4 cup Heavy cream (optional) Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.</p> <p>Note: Vege Fuel is a soy protein dietary supplement often used by vegetarians and athletes. It is a superior source of quality protein that is low fat, cholesterol and lactose free and contains no aspartame. It can promote muscle growth and nitrogen retention.</p> <p>Apple Coconut1/4 cup Apple juice</p> <p>1 pinch Coconut, grated or 1 tablespoon coconut milk</p> <p>1/2 Banana</p> <p>1/4 teaspoon Fresh ginger root, peeled</p> <p>2 small Ice cubes</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.</p> <p>Apple Maple2 cups Applesauce</p> <p>1 cup Apple cider</p> <p>1 cup Orange juice</p> <p>2 tablespoons Vermont maple syrup</p> <p>1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg</p> <p>1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.</p> <p>Apple Raspberry Strawberry</p> <p>1 cup Apple juice</p> <p>1 1/2 cups Lemonade</p> <p>1 cup Frozen raspberries</p> <p>1/2 cup Frozen strawberries</p> <p>1 cup Raspberry sherbet</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 3-5.</p> <p>Banana Apricot1 cup Ripe bananas, mashed, frozen</p> <p>1 cup Apricot nectar</p> <p>1/2 cup Low fat milk</p> <p>1/4 teaspoon Vanilla</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2.</p> <p>Banana Lime1 Banana</p> <p>2 cups Limeade</p> <p>1 cup Lime sherbet</p> <p>3 Tablespoons Coconut milk</p> <p>1 cup Ice</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 3-5.</p> <p>Banana Mango</p> <p>1/2 cup Banana; sliced</p> <p>1/2 cup Mango, cut into pieces2 cups Milk</p> <p>1 tablespoon Honey</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 3.</p> <p>Note: For variety you can substitute papaya or guava for the mango.Banana Oat1 Banana, cut in pieces</p> <p>1 packet Instant oatmeal, regular flavor</p> <p>1 cup Milk</p> <p>1 cup Orange Juice</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.Banana Orange Tangerine</p> <p>2 medium Bananas, quartered</p> <p>1 pint orange sorbet or 2 cups orange sherbet, slightly softened</p> <p>1 cup Mandarin Tangerine juice</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with orange slices and curls if desired.</p> <p>Banana Peach1 cup Ripe bananas, mashed, frozen</p> <p>1 cup Peach nectar</p> <p>1/2 cup Low fat milk</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2.</p> <p>Banana Peach Strawberry2 Bananas, frozen</p> <p>1 cup Frozen peaches, sliced1/2 cup Strawberries, sliced</p> <p>1 cup Apple juice</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.Note: For variety you can add 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon.Banana Peanut Butter1/3 small Banana</p> <p>1 tablespoon Reduced fat peanut butter</p> <p>8 ounces Skim milk</p> <p>2 packages Sugar substitute</p> <p>5 Ice cubes</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients except for the ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice cubes and blend again.</p> <p>Banana Pineapple1/2 Banana</p> <p>1/2 cup Pineapple chunks</p> <p>1/2 cup Pineapple juice</p> <p>1/2 cup Ice cubes</p> <p>1 tablespoon Sugar</p> <p>1/4 teaspoon Coconut extract</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. </p> <p>Banana Strawberry2 Bananas, frozen1 cup Strawberries</p> <p>1 cup Vanilla rice milk</p> <p>1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract</p> <p>4 tablespoons Maple Syrup</p> <p>1/10 teaspoon Nutmeg</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. </p> <p>Banana Strawberry Orange</p> <p>1 Banana, sliced</p> <p>1/2 cup Strawberries</p> <p>1/2 cup Orange juice</p> <p>3-5 Ice cubes</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. </p> <p>Blueberry Banana1/4-1/2 cup Frozen blueberries</p> <p>1/2 Banana, frozen</p> <p>1/2-3/4 cup Rice milk1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract</p> <p>1 package Sweetner</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. </p> <p>Blueberry Buttermilk1/2 cup Frozen blueberries</p> <p>1 cup Buttermilk</p> <p>1 Ripe banana, cut into pieces</p> <p>1 tablespoon Granulated sugar</p> <p>4 Ice cubes</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2</p> <p>Boysenberry Blueberry1 1/2 cups Boysenberry flavored juice</p> <p>1 cup Boysenberries</p> <p>1 cup Blueberries, frozen</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2</p> <p>Note: If you cant find boysenberries, you can substitute blackberries.</p> <p>Breakfast Fruit1/2 cup Orange juice</p> <p>1 Banana</p> <p>6-7 Frozen strawberries</p> <p>4-5 slices Frozen peaches</p> <p>5-6 frozen Blueberries</p> <p>6-7 Ice cubes</p> <p>1 teaspoon Honey (optional)</p> <p>Dash Nutmeg (optional)</p> <p>Fresh mint (optional)</p> <p>Combine all of the ingredients except the ice cubes, mint and nutmeg in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice, and blend again. Pour into a glass and sprinkle the nutmeg on top. Garnish with the fresh mint.</p> <p>The full book is available at the following places:</p> <p>Paperback eStoreAmazon Kindle StorePaperback on Amazon</p> <p>About the Author</p> <p>Cathy L. Kidd is a craftsperson at heart. For as long as she can remember she has been creating things with her hands. She has done crochet (taught to her by her Aunt Carol), stained glass (learned by taking a class), candlemaking (learned from an ebook) and cooking (learned initially from Betty Crocker!)</p> <p>Her homemade recipe books specialize in recipes for your kitchen appliances, in this case your blender. Her other books include: </p> <p> Homemade Bread Recipes A Simple and Easy Bread Machine Cookbook How to Make Homemade Bread Simple and Easy Bread Making Tips and Recipes </p> <p> Homemade Soup Recipes: Simple and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes How to Make Homemade Ice Cream: Simple and Easy Ice Cream Maker RecipesThis time, her smoothie book gives you simple and easy recipes in a lot of smoothie categories. There should be something for everyone in your family to enjoy.For more recipes visit: www.easyhomemadebreadrecipes.com.</p>