How to Make Smoothies: Simple, Easy and Healthy Blender Recipes

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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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How to Make Smoothies: Simple, Easy and Healthy Blender Recipes

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.

First Printing, 2012Printed in the United States of AmericaTable of ContentsIntroduction

The Recipes

Apple

Apple Cinnamon

Apple Coconut

Apple Maple

Apple Raspberry Strawberry

Banana Apricot

Banana Lime

Banana Mango

Banana Oat

Banana Orange Tangerine

Banana Peach

Banana Peach Strawberry

Banana Peanut Butter

Banana Pineapple

Banana Strawberry

Banana Strawberry Orange

Blueberry Banana

Blueberry Buttermilk

Boysenberry Blueberry

Breakfast Fruit

Cantaloupe Cherry

Cherry Vanilla

Chocolate

Cranberry Raspberry Orange

Fresh Fruit

Fruit Salad

Fruit Cocktail

Gala Apple

Ginger

Grape

Island Fruit

Kiwi Lime (Version 1)

Kiwi Lime (Version 2)

Kiwi Strawberry

Lemon Cucumber

Mango Orange

Mango Peach

Mango Pineapple Banana

Mango Strawberry

Mango Strawberry Carrot Banana

Melon Mint

Nectarine Berry

Orange

Orange Banana Cream

Orange Banana Peach Raspberry

Orange Pineapple Coconut

Orange Pineapple Ginger

Orange Strawberry Pineapple

Papaya

Papaya Raspberry

Peach

Peach Orange Almond

Peach Strawberry

Pina Colada

Pineapple

Pineapple Banana

Pineapple Cantaloupe

Pineapple Coconut

Pineapple Papaya

Pineapple Strawberry

Pumpkin

Raspberry Peach

Red, White and Blueberry

Strawberry Apple Blueberry Peach

Strawberry Banana

Strawberry Peach Pear

Strawberry Raspberry Banana

Strawberry Lemon

Tropical Fruit

Papaya Peach Passion Fruit

Wild Berry

Soy Smoothies

Apple Banana

Banana Molasses

Banana Soy

Berry

Cantaloupe Strawberry Peanut Butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana

Fruit Spice

Hawaiian

Peanut Butter

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Strawberry

Yogurt Smoothies

Apple Apricot Banana

Apricot Almond

Apricot Mango

Apricot Nectarine

Apple Pie A-La-Mode

Apple Strawberry

Apricot

Banana (Version 1)

Banana (Version 2)

Banana Blueberry

Banana Cinnamon

Banana Coffee

Banana Orange

Banana Peach Strawberry

Banana Strawberry

Banana Strawberry Orange

Berry

Berry Banana

Black Cherry

Blueberry

Blueberry Banana

Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry

Blueberry Pineapple

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe Banana

Cantaloupe Raspberry

Carrot Apple Banana

Chocolate Cherry Banana (Version 1)

Chocolate Cherry Banana (Version 2)

Coffee Banana

Cranberry

Cranberry Strawberry Oat

Date

Fast Breakfast

Frosty Berries

Fruit Cream

Hawaiian (Version 1)

Hawaiian (Version 2)

Healthy Breakfast

Lemon

Lemon Apple Honey

Lemon Melon

Lemon Peach

Lemon Strawberry

Lime Melon

Mango (Version 1)

Mango (Version 2)

Mango Ginger

Mixed Berry

Nectarine

Nectarine Banana

Nectarine Peach

Orange

Papaya

Papaya Nectarine

Papaya Orange Banana

Parfait

Peach

Peach Blueberry

Peach Breakfast

Peach Cinnamon

Peach Cranberry

Peach Melba

Peach Melon

Peach Raspberry

Peanut Butter Banana

Pear

Pina Colada (Version 1)

Pina Colada (Version 2)

Pineapple

Pineapple Berry

Pineapple Orange Banana

Pistachio Banana

Power Up

Raspberry (Version 1)

Raspberry (Version 2)

Raspberry (Version 3)

Raspberry Cappuccino

Raspberry Cream

Sparkling Fruit

Strawberry (Version 1)

Strawberry (Version 2)

Strawberry Banana (Version 1)

Strawberry Banana (Version 2)

Strawberry Banana Tofu

Strawberry Grape

Strawberry Lemon Zing

Strawberry Mango

Strawberry Peach

Strawberry Pineapple

Tangerine Strawberry

Tropical (Version 1)

Tropical (Version 2)

Tropical (Version 3)

Tropical Tofu Berry

Green Smoothies

Apple Cinnamon Romaine

Apple Cucumber

Arugula Ginger

Avocado Coconut

Avocado Lemon Sorrel

Banana Fig Spinach

Banana Grape Spinach

Banana Peanut Butter Spinach

Banana Pineapple Orange

Berry Beet

Blueberry Celery

Carrot Apple

Carrot Orange

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter

Chocolate Raspberry Romaine

Coconut Banana Cream Pie

Lemon Lime

Melon Grape Broccoli

Raisin Kale

Spicy Avocado

Strawberry Banana Kiwi

White Peach Orange Romaine

Smoothies with a Kick

Banana Rum

Bloody Mary

Brandy Alexander

Eggnog

Irish Coffee

Margarita

Mimosa

Mojito

Pina Colada

Raspberry Amaretto

Tequila Sunrise

Tropical Island

Strawberry Daiquiri

New Year

Wine Mango Cooler

White Russian

About the Author

Introduction

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!

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.

Some tips to make your smoothie its best and most tasty:

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.

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.

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!

The Recipes

Apple

2 cup Applesauce

1 cup Apple cider

1 cup Orange juice

2 tablespoon Maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.

Apple Cinnamon3/4 cup Apple sugarfree syrup

1/4 cup Cinnamon sugarfree syrup

2 scoops Vege Fuel

1 1/2 cups Crushed ice

1/4 cup Heavy cream (optional) Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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.

Apple Coconut1/4 cup Apple juice

1 pinch Coconut, grated or 1 tablespoon coconut milk

1/2 Banana

1/4 teaspoon Fresh ginger root, peeled

2 small Ice cubes

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Apple Maple2 cups Applesauce

1 cup Apple cider

1 cup Orange juice

2 tablespoons Vermont maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Apple Raspberry Strawberry

1 cup Apple juice

1 1/2 cups Lemonade

1 cup Frozen raspberries

1/2 cup Frozen strawberries

1 cup Raspberry sherbet

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 3-5.

Banana Apricot1 cup Ripe bananas, mashed, frozen

1 cup Apricot nectar

1/2 cup Low fat milk

1/4 teaspoon Vanilla

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2.

Banana Lime1 Banana

2 cups Limeade

1 cup Lime sherbet

3 Tablespoons Coconut milk

1 cup Ice

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 3-5.

Banana Mango

1/2 cup Banana; sliced

1/2 cup Mango, cut into pieces2 cups Milk

1 tablespoon Honey

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 3.

Note: For variety you can substitute papaya or guava for the mango.Banana Oat1 Banana, cut in pieces

1 packet Instant oatmeal, regular flavor

1 cup Milk

1 cup Orange Juice

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.Banana Orange Tangerine

2 medium Bananas, quartered

1 pint orange sorbet or 2 cups orange sherbet, slightly softened

1 cup Mandarin Tangerine juice

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with orange slices and curls if desired.

Banana Peach1 cup Ripe bananas, mashed, frozen

1 cup Peach nectar

1/2 cup Low fat milk

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2.

Banana Peach Strawberry2 Bananas, frozen

1 cup Frozen peaches, sliced1/2 cup Strawberries, sliced

1 cup Apple juice

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

1 tablespoon Reduced fat peanut butter

8 ounces Skim milk

2 packages Sugar substitute

5 Ice cubes

Combine all of the ingredients except for the ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice cubes and blend again.

Banana Pineapple1/2 Banana

1/2 cup Pineapple chunks

1/2 cup Pineapple juice

1/2 cup Ice cubes

1 tablespoon Sugar

1/4 teaspoon Coconut extract

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Banana Strawberry2 Bananas, frozen1 cup Strawberries

1 cup Vanilla rice milk

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

4 tablespoons Maple Syrup

1/10 teaspoon Nutmeg

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Banana Strawberry Orange

1 Banana, sliced

1/2 cup Strawberries

1/2 cup Orange juice

3-5 Ice cubes

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Blueberry Banana1/4-1/2 cup Frozen blueberries

1/2 Banana, frozen

1/2-3/4 cup Rice milk1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract

1 package Sweetner

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Blueberry Buttermilk1/2 cup Frozen blueberries

1 cup Buttermilk

1 Ripe banana, cut into pieces

1 tablespoon Granulated sugar

4 Ice cubes

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2

Boysenberry Blueberry1 1/2 cups Boysenberry flavored juice

1 cup Boysenberries

1 cup Blueberries, frozen

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2

Note: If you cant find boysenberries, you can substitute blackberries.

Breakfast Fruit1/2 cup Orange juice

1 Banana

6-7 Frozen strawberries

4-5 slices Frozen peaches

5-6 frozen Blueberries

6-7 Ice cubes

1 teaspoon Honey (optional)

Dash Nutmeg (optional)

Fresh mint (optional)

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.

The full book is available at the following places:

Paperback eStoreAmazon Kindle StorePaperback on Amazon

About the Author

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!)

Her homemade recipe books specialize in recipes for your kitchen appliances, in this case your blender. Her other books include:

Homemade Bread Recipes A Simple and Easy Bread Machine Cookbook How to Make Homemade Bread Simple and Easy Bread Making Tips and Recipes

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.