Quinoa And Veggie Pie

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups (10 ounces) chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach or 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Put 1 cup of quinoa and 1 tablespoon of cheese into a 9-inch pie pan and mix gently with a fork. Spread the mixture into an even layer in pie pan and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add the mushrooms, scallions, and bell pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until the vegetables are soft.

To the skillet, add the spinach and cook for 3 minutes longer, until the spinach wilts. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, until the mixture is heated through.

Spoon the vegetable mixture into the pie shell (it should be very juicy). Spoon the remaining quinoa on top of the vegetables, forming an even top layer. Sprinkle the top with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cheese.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the top is browned. Serve hot.

Coffee Smoothie Recipes

A nice ice cold coffee smoothie is the perfect morning treat on a day in the middle of the summer when it’s already getting hot by the time you get up. These coffee smoothie recipes are also perfect when you need a mid-morning or early afternoon “pick-me-up”. You can make these smoothies with either brewed and chilled coffee or instant coffee powder.

Coffee Smoothie Recipe

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup milk (nonfat okay)
  • 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen bananas

Pour liquid ingredients into the blender first. Yogurt is a liquid ingredient. Add
bananas. Put cover on and blend until smooth.

Homemade Coffee Smoothie

Made With Brewed and Chilled Coffee

This smoothie is great when you have leftover coffee sitting around from early in the morning. You can also keep any leftover brewed coffee in the fridge in an airtight container and use it in smoothies for the next couple of days.

  • 1 1/2 cups of coffee chilled
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 banana cut into chunks

Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Add more sugar if needed and enjoy right away. For a different twist on this recipe, use flavored syrup instead of sugar to sweeten the smoothie.

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Oatmeal Banana Smoothie

This oatmeal banana smoothie makes a great breakfast smoothie. It’s like your favorite bowl of oatmeal turned into a sippable smoothie. I make this smoothie for myself when I have leftover oatmeal from the kids’ breakfast. It’s quick to put together and I can drink it as I get to work on stuff around the house.

Oatmeal Banana Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 packet instant oatmeal, regular flavor or 1/2 cup prepared and cooled oatmeal
  • 1 whole banana, cut in chunks
  • 1 cup orange juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend for at least a minute or two to make sure everything is well combined. Serve right away.

The oatmeal may start to settle on the bottom of your glass, just take a spoon and stir it back in as you drink your smoothie.

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Apple Carrot Smoothie

I’ve always like the combination of apples and carrots (shredded they make a great salad by the way). Now it’s time to combine them into a delicious and healthy smoothie. What a great way to get a serving of veggies and a serving of fruit at the same time. I hope you give this apple carrot smoothie a try and see if you like it as much as I do.

Apple Carrot Smoothie Recipe

  • 2 cups carrot juice
  • 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 6 ounces non-fat vanilla or plain yogurt, frozen
  • 1 banana (sliced and frozen)
  • ice

Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth. You can add more ice to thicken the smoothie up.

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Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

I like kiwi and strawberry mixed together. It looks so pretty when you are making a simple fruit salad. It also happens to make a delicious fruit smoothie that’s full of vitamin C. Here’s a yummy kiwi strawberry smoothie recipe you can try at home. All you need is a little fruit, some juice and a blender.

Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

  • 2 kiwis
  • 1/2 banana (sliced and frozen)
  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 to 1 cup orange juice

Start by cutting the kiwis in half. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and put it in the blender. Discard the peel. You can add it to your compost pile.

Put the banana slices and frozen strawberries into the blender as well. Add 1/2 cup of juice and start to blend. Add more juice if needed until your smoothie is perfect. More juice will make a thinner more drinkable smoothie, less juice will result in a thicker smoothie.

If you are making these for company, you can take a fresh strawberry and cut into it and then set it on the rim. An orange slice would also make a nice decoration.

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How To Make Strawberry Banana Smoothies

Banana and strawberry is one of those perfect flavor combinations, like peanut butter and chocolate. Why not use it in some delicious frozen fruit smoothies? Let me show you how to make strawberry banana smoothies that will be the talk of the breakfast table. All you need is some frozen strawberries, frozen bananas, a little vanilla yogurt and a splash of milk. Let’s get started…

Strawberry Banana Smoothies

  • 2 bananas (peeled, sliced and frozen)
  • 12 strawberries (frozen)
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 to 2 cups of low fat milk

Get out your larger blender and add the frozen fruit and yogurt to it. Add some of the milk and start to blend. I like to use the pulse option on my blender for this. Continue to add more milk until you get to the consistency you like. Less milk will result in a thicker fruit smoothie, more milk will make it thinner and more drinkable.

This recipe makes for small strawberry banana smoothies packed full of vitamins, calcium and protein. What a great start to a summer morning.

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Orange Smoothie Recipe

oranges Orange smoothies are great and when you blend them with milk and vanilla yogurt you get a drinkable version of a creamsicle. This particular orange smoothie is our favorite on Sunday mornings. Goes perfect with some pancakes or waffles.

Orange Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of milk

Peel the orange and tear it into segments. Make sure you remove any seeds. Add them to the blender. Pour the yogurt and milk and and blend until smooth. If you’d like you can add a few cubes of ice as well.

If you need to thin the smoothie out, you can add another splash of milk or some orange juice.

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Pear Smoothie

Pears For Your Pear SmoothiePears are a great source of water-soluble fiber. They also contain vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, folic acid and niacin and are rich in copper, phosphorus and potassium. But most importantly, they taste really good, especially in this pear smoothie.

I can’t get my daughter to eat a pear. There’s just something about the texture of the flesh she doesn’t like. She does love this smoothie though and since it contains all the healthy parts of the pear, that’s just fine with me.

Pear Smoothie Recipe

  • 2 pears
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • ice

Peel the pears, cut them into fourths and remove the stem and core. Add them to your blender along with the frozen banana. Add some ice and the apple juice. You can add more ice or juice to get the smoothie to the consistency you like. If the smoothie is not sweet enough try adding a little honey or your favorite low-calorie sweetener (like splenda or stevia).

This smoothie tastes best if you use very juice and ripe pears and a banana that’s almost overripe.

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Apple Pie Smoothie

Who knew that you can drink apple pie? I make this delicious apple pie smoothie whenever we have a bit of prepared oatmeal leftover. Adding the oatmeal is optional, but I think it gives it that “pie” flavor. Here’s how I make this particular smoothie.

Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup of all natural apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup prepared oatmeal (optional)
  • Splash of milk
  • Ice

Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. You can put as much or as little ice as you’d like into this smoothie along with just enough milk to make it drinkable.

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Orange Pineapple Smoothie

orangesThis orange pineapple smoothie tastes like sunshine in a glass to me (it looks like it too :) ) It’s packed with vitamin C and makes a wonderful light breakfast smoothie. I also make this quite a bit when we have a cold or are otherwise under the weather.

Orange Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 banana (sliced and frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice

Start by peeling the orange. Remove any seeds and break it into segments. Put everything into your blender and blend until smooth. You may add a little more juice or a splash of water to thin your smoothie should it get too thick.

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Peach Smoothie Recipe

peach smoothieHere’s another delicious peach smoothie recipe for you. We just had this a few minutes ago. Below is the recipe for about one large smoothie. I more than doubled this (just eyeballing the measurements) and it was plenty for 3 medium sized smoothies. My husband and daughter both loved it and it will be just enough “food” to tie us over until a late lunch.

Peach Smoothie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/3 cup frozen vanilla yogurt (about a scoop)
  • 1/3 cup low-fat peach yogurt
  • 3/4 of cup apple juice

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You may want to add an extra splash of apple juice if you prefer your smoothies a little thinner.

If you don’t have apple juice, or just want to switch things up a bit, you can substitute orange juice or any other fruit juice for that matter.

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Mango Smoothie

MangoThis is the perfect mango smoothie. Adding the ice cream gives it that little something extra and perfect consistency. The banana and honey balance out the tartness of the mango. Give it a try, I think you’re going to like this frozen treat.

Mangoes are a good source of vitamin A, E and Selenium which help to protect against heart disease. They are also full of antioxidants and contain quite a bit of iron. They also have quite a bit of fiber in them, which is something most of us could use more of in our diet. In other words it’s a pretty healthy fruit and perfect for using in your breakfast smoothie.

For a lower calorie version use low-fat vanilla yogurt instead of the ice cream and non-calorie sweetener instead of the honey.

Mango Smoothie

  • 1 large mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • Ice (optional)

Peel and seed the mango and cut the fruit flesh into chunks. Add them to your blender. Peel the banana and break it into several pieces, then add them to the blender as well. Pour the honey, ice cream and milk in the blender and blend until smooth. Add some ice cubes and continue to blend until you have the consistency you want.

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Blackberry Smoothie With Milk

I like blackberries a lot with their tart flavor. They are perfect in this blackberry smoothie with milk. Just three ingredients make this a very simple smoothie recipe. The banana gives it just enough sweetness and freezing it first gives the finished drink that frozen smoothie consistency.

Use either low or non-fat milk in this smoothie unless you are making it for a child. With kids I recommend whole milk with vitamin D.

Blackberry Smoothie With Milk

  • 1  cup blackberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup low-fat milk

Blend everything until smooth. You can make this smoothie with either fresh or frozen blackberries. I usually use fresh when they are in season and frozen berries the rest of the year. The frozen banana gives this smoothie it’s creamy consistency.

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Mango Blueberry Smoothie

I love, love, love this mango blueberry smoothie. The two different fruits go so well together and make the perfect indulgent treat that’s  nutritious and vitamin enriched at the same time. It’s best made with frozen fruit and turns out tasting like a fancy milkshake.

Mango Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of skim milk or water

Put all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. This recipe makes 2 large or 4 small glasses of mango blueberry smoothies. You may want to use a little more milk or water if the smoothie is getting too thick.

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Basic Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry SmoothieSmoothies are great for the whole family and this basic strawberry smoothie recipe is the perfect way to give this a try.

It really couldn’t be any simpler. All you need is three ingredients, a blender and of course a glass to pour your smoothie into. This recipe makes one serving. You can easily multiply it for several people and mix it up in a big blender. I can usually make up to 4 servings in mine.

Basic Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

  • 6 large strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of  yogurt (any flavor, homemade works great as well)
  • 1 cup of milk

Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the finished smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy right away.

That’s it … it really couldn’t be any easier. You can mix up the flavor of this smoothie by using different favors of yogurt. For a super strawberry smoothie, use strawberry flavored yogurt. Vanilla is very tasty as well. You can also add in other fruits like banana, pineapple or kiwi for example.

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Strawberry Smoothie With Greek Yogurt

This smoothie is as healthy as they get. Strawberries are full of vitamins and have a low glycemic index (at least for fruit). In fact their GI is only 40. This means that they do not cause your blood sugar to spike. This is of course important information for diabetics, but also helps the rest of us. Keeping our blood sugar levels fairly even keeps cravings and overeating at bay.

Add to this some low or non-fat Greek yogurt and you are creating a nutritional powerhouse that’s great for weightloss. Greek yogurt is thicker than its more common cousin, giving this smoothie a delicious creamy consistency. It also has about twice as much protein as regular yogurt which is important in any diet since protein keeps you full longer and helps you keep muscle mass. The combination makes this strawberry smoothie with Greek yogurt a perfect breakfast or lunch when you are trying to shed a few extra pounds.

Strawberry Smoothie With Greek Yogurt Recipe

  • 8 to 10 Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of non-fat Greek Yogurt (I like vanilla)
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Water

Put everything into a blender. Start with about a half a cup of water and add more if the smoothie is too thick. If you don’t like your smoothies frozen, you may omit the ice. You can also use frozen strawberries in which case the ice is also not needed.

This healthy smoothie is great with plain, vanilla or strawberry non-fat Greek yogurt.

If you can’t find Greek yogurt, you can take regular low or non-fat yogurt and strain it overnight in a cheese cloth. To do this get out a bowl and a strainer that fits on top of the bowl. Line the strainer with cheese cloth and pour your yogurt in it. Cover everything with a plate and store in the fridge overnight. In the morning you will notice some milky liquid in the bowl and the remaining yogurt will have thickened into Greek-Style yogurt.

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Mango Fruit Smoothie Recipe

I love making these delicious frozen drink treats. Take this mango fruit smoothie recipe for example. It’s easy to make and very healthy. This particular version also happens to be very low in calories, making it a perfect summer treat for those of us watching our weight.

Mango Fruit Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 large mango
  • 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 8 ice cubes
  • half banana

Start by preparing the mango. Cut along each side of the mango pit to reveal two major chunks. Cut into the flesh on both these “halves” horizontally and vertically, then cut the cubes of mango from the skin. Repeat with the small pieces that are still attached to either side of the mango pit. It will look sort of like this:

MangoAdd the mango cubes along with the rest of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add a little more milk if the smoothie gets too thick. Serve right away.

If you don’t want to use fresh mango, or it’s not in season, you can substitute one to one and a half cups of frozen mango in this smoothie. The mango can be used frozen or you can let it thaw out on the counter or in the fridge overnight first.

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How To Make A Blueberry Smoothie Without Yogurt

A HBHW reader emailed me and asked if I had any idea how to make a blueberry smoothie without yogurt. It seems like most recipes available both online and in cookbooks include yogurt. I had a bag of frozen blueberries sitting in the freezer and started experimenting. Here’s my favorite version of this powerful smoothie (it’s packed full of anti-oxidants):

Blueberry Smoothie Without Yogurt

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 a banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of orange juice (approx.)

Put everything into your blender and blend until smooth. You may want to use a little less juice at first and see if the consistency is. If your blender starts to have trouble blending everything, add a little more juice. If you like a thinner more sipable smoothie, add a little more than a cup of juice.

My banana was very ripe and sweet as were my blueberries. Depending on your fruit and of course your taste buds, you may want to add a bit of honey to the smoothie to sweeten it up.

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Blended Fruit Vegetable Smoothie Recipe

One of the things I like about smoothies is that you can mix and match just about anything. This makes it easy to sneak some vegetables into your fruit smoothies as well. Let me give you an example.

Blended Fruit And Vegetable Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 medium apple apple
  • 1/4 cup natural applesauce
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/2 cup of cucumber
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Sweetener of your choice (optional)

Core the apple, cut it and the vegetables into large chunks. Add the fruit, vegetables and all other ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Taste your smoothie and add some sweetener like sugar, honey or stevia to your smoothie if needed.

Of course you can easily mix and match your own favorite vegetables and fruit combination in these types of smoothies.

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Frozen Strawberry Banana Smoothie

If you like your smoothies the consistency of a slushy, you are going to love this frozen strawberry banana smoothie. Using frozen fruit gives this smoothie recipe that little something extra.

Frozen Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

  • 6 large frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana (sliced)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Sweetener of your choice if needed

For the frozen banana slices, take a regular banana, peel it, slice it and put it into a small bag or container. Freezer them for at least an hour before using them in your favorite frozen smoothie.

For this smoothie, put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve right away. Yum!

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Easy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Here is a very easy strawberry smoothie recipe. You can make it with fresh or frozen strawberries. If you don’t have any yogurt, just add a little more milk and make it that way. It’ll be almost as delicious, but the vanilla yogurt gives it a yummy creamy flavor. You can also use plain or even strawberry yogurt.

Easy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup skim  milk
  • 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup ice

Dump everything into your blender and blend until smooth. You can easily double the recipe for a larger batch of strawberry smoothies. Pour them into glasses and serve right away.

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Peach Smoothie

Peaches are in season right now and we have a big basket full of them sitting on the counter. This afternoon I whipped up some yummy peach smoothies for all of us. They were absolutely delicious.

Peach Smoothie

  • 2 peaches
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • Splash of milk
  • Ice

Start by cutting the peaches in half. Remove the pit, then peel them as best as you can. Put them in your blender along with the yogurt, milk and ice. Blend until everything is smooth.

You can use whatever yogurt you have sitting in the fridge. We always have low-fat vanilla yogurt, so that’s what I’m using in most of my smoothie recipes. I’m sure it would also be delicious with strawberry or even peach yogurt. If you are using plain yogurt, you may want to add a little sugar, honey or some other sweetener.

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Pumpkin Smoothie

This yummy pumpkin smoothie tastes like a slice of pie. Very yummy year around, but especially around the holidays.

Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 banana (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup  vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

If you are using canned pumpkin pie filling you may not need to add the honey. Prepare it without first and give it a taste. If it’s not sweet enough for you, add the honey and blend for a few more seconds.

As with any smoothie, add everything to your blender and blend until smooth.

This particular smoothie is very delicious and looks good with a little whipped cream on top. This makes a fun dessert for a holiday dinner party.

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Vegetable Smoothie

Smoothies don’t have to be made from fruit. You can also make some delicious vegetable smoothies. Give this one a try. It’s a perfect way to get a bunch of servings of veggies into your body (or your kids) at once.

Vegetable Smoothie Recipe

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • Ice

Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. You can season your veggie smoothie with pepper, hot sauce or even a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

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Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Blueberries are full of antioxidants making them one of the healthy superfoods. They are also perfect in smoothies. Try them mixed in your strawberry smoothie, or try this delicious blueberry smoothie recipe. Either way they are good and good for you.

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Ice (optional)

Blend everything until smooth. If your smoothie turns out too thick, add more juice and blend again.

You can make this with either fresh or frozen blueberries. I mostly use frozen ones since they are so convenient and they give the smoothie that thick frozen consistency (very much like a milkshake).

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Pineapple Smoothie

I love pineapple with its tropical, citrus taste. Add some orange juice and yogurt and you’ve got a delicious pineapple smoothie. You can make it with either fresh or frozen fruit. In a pinch you can even use canned pineapple though the end result won’t be quite as good.

Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • ice (optional)

Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve right away.

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Mango Smoothie Recipe

I love smoothies and have one for breakfast most mornings. This mango smoothie recipe is one of my favorites. The citrus flavor in the orange juice balances the tart flavor of the mango.

Mango Smoothie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh mango chunks
  • honey to taste
  • 1/2 cup ice

Put all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. I would start with about 1/2 tsp of honey and add more if needed.

The ice cools everything down and gives the smoothie a nice slushy consistency. Very yummy!

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Recipe For A Vanilla Smoothie

This recipe for a vanilla smoothie combines delicious ice cream and orange juice. The end result (a.k.a. the vanilla smoothie) ends up tasting like a creamsycle. Yummmm!

Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup milk

Put all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. You can add more or less milk depending on how thick or thin you like your smoothie.

Variations

For a Banana Vanilla Smoothie, add 1/2 a frozen banana to the mix. For a Strawberry Vanilla Smoothie add a few frozen or fresh strawberries. This is also delicious with a handful of frozen blueberries thrown in before you blend everything together.

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How To Make Strawberry Smoothies Without Yogurt

how to make a stawberry smoothie without yogurtMost strawberry smoothie recipes contain either yogurt or frozen yogurt as one of  the main ingredients. Today I want to share with you how to make strawberry smoothies without yogurt.

There are usually two reasons why you don’t want yogurt in your strawberry smoothie.

  1. You just don’t like yogurt that much.
  2. You are allergic to dairy products.

I’ll address each of them below.

How To Make Strawberry Smoothies Without Yogurt

If you are not a big fan of yogurt, but are fine with milk etc, you can make a delicious yogurt-free strawberry smoothie as follows:

Basic Strawberry Smoothie with Milk

  • 12 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of ice cold milk
  • sweetener of your choice (optional)

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Depending on the sweetness of your strawberries, you may want to add some honey, sugar or non-calorie sweetener like stevia to sweeten it up a bit.

Serve your smoothie right away in a tall glass. You can also use soy, almond or rice milk if you prefer.

If your main reason for wanting to know how to make a strawberry smoothie without yogurt is because you are allergic to dairy, try this non-dairy smoothie instead.

Non-Dairy Strawberry Smoothie

  • 6 large strawberries
  • 1 banana (sliced and frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice

Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more or less juice to adjust the consistency of your smoothie to your liking. As with any smoothie, add your favorite sweetener to taste if needed. With this particular one I don’t usually add any sweeter since the combination of juice, strawberry and sweet bananas is plenty sweet for me.

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Banana Smoothie

One of my daughter’s favorite fruits is banana. Since they are also quite frugal, we always have a bunch of them sitting on the counter. When they start to get a little over ripe and I don’t feel like baking with them, I peel and slice them. Next, I put them into freezer bags and freeze them to use in this simple banana smoothie recipe. We all like it and it makes a healthy snack that cools you down on a hot summer day.

Banana Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 large or two small frozen bananas
  • 1 cup of milk (from powdered milk is fine)

Blend everything in a blender until smooth and serve right away. Depending on how sweet your bananas are, you may want to add a little of your favorite sweetener. I like stevia or honey in my banana smoothie.

My husband will sometimes add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to this smoothie and drink it for breakfast.

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Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

Coconut and pineapple are such a yummy tropical flavor combination. Try them in this delicious and refreshing pina colada smoothie recipe. Best of all, it’s also healthy and the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.

Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple pieces
  • 1 frozen banana *
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoon coconut flakes

* Whenever I have some extra ripe bananas, I peel them, slice them and put them in small freezer bags. I then toss them in the freezer and use them in frozen smoothies like this yummy pina colada smoothie recipe throughout the year.

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. You can add more or less juice depending on what consistency you like in your smoothie. Less juice will make a thicker smoothie, more juice a thinner one.

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Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Blueberries are not only full of healthy antioxidants, they also make a wonderful smoothie that will wake you up and get you ready for a busy day. Give this delicious blueberry smoothie recipe a try. You can make it with fresh or frozen blueberries. For a lower calorie smoothie use low or non-fat yogurt and sweeten it with a non-calorie sweetener like stevia if desired.

Blueberry Smoothie

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth. If you like you can sweeten your smoothie with sugar, honey or your favorite non-caloire sweetener.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry and Banana is such a yummy fruit combo. It also makes a wonderful frozen smoothie. If you prefer your smoothies cool instead of ice cold, you can substitute regular fresh fruit instead of frozen.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana*
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt

Put everything into your blender and blend until smooth. Serve right away.

* I peel and slice the banana, then throw it in the freezer. It’s perfect for bananas that are starting to get a bit overripe. Just grab a bag of frozen banana slices whenever you’re in the mood for a frozen fruit smoothie.

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Blackberry Smoothie Recipe

I love smoothies made with berries and blackberries are no exception. Whenever I can find a great deal for them (road side stands and small farmers markets are often your best bet), I stock up and freeze them. I then use them for delicious blackberry smoothies throughout the year.

Easy Blackberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Ice cubes

Put all ingredients into a blender. Add the lid and blend until smooth. Serve right away. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a few hours.

For a more figure-friendly version use skim milk and your favorite no-calorie sweetener (I like stevia).

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Avocado Smoothie

I admit, this one sounds a little strange, but please give it a try. You’ll be surprised how delicious it is. Avocado smoothies are a bit of a dessert and snack tradition in Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia where they are usually  made with sweetened condensed milk. I lighted the recipe up a bit by using low-fat or skim milk and adding some ice to it.

Avocado Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup low fat or fat free milk (from powdered milk is fine)
  • 1 cup of ice
  • a bit of sugar or your favorite no calorie sweetener (I like stevia)

Cut the avocado in half. Remove the pit and scoop the flesh into your blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve ice cold.

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Recipe For Mango Smoothie

I love the flavor of mangoes but to be frank, good tasting fresh mangoes can be a bit pricey around here.  Instead I buy frozen mango. It’s not too great on it’s own (thawed), but it is absolutely wonderful as a smoothie. I played around quite a bit with it until I came up with my favorite recipe for mango smoothie. Here it is. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It comes out nice and frozen, almost like a sorbet.

Mango Recipe For Mango Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 (approx) orange juice

Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. You may want to start with less orange juice and add more until you get the consistency you like best. Less juice makes a thicker smoothie, while more juice makes it thinner.

If you don’t care for the orange flavor in this, you can substitute low or non-fat milk for the juice.

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Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

Time for another delicious smoothie recipe. This time, let’s combine strawberries and pineapple. It’s an irresistible combination that’s packed with vitamins.

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

  • 4 to 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of canned pineapple bits, drained
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • ice (optional)

Blend everything until smooth and serve. You can add more ice for a thicker more slushy like consistency. Multiply the ingredients to make bigger batches in a large blender. This particular recipe works well for a Magic Bullet
type personal blender.

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Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Smoothie RecipeA delicious smoothie makes for a great light summer breakfast or a filling healthy snack that also cools you down. Let’s start with a basic strawberry smoothie recipe and then I’ll give you some ideas for variations as well.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

  • 6 large strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of low fat yogurt
  • 1 cup low fat milk

Put everything into a blender, blend and serve. You can easily multiply this strawberry smoothie recipe to serve several people.

Variations:

Let’s start with the obvious. Strawberry and Banana are always a yummy combination. Add 1/2 banana to your smoothie per person.

I usually use vanilla yogurt in this recipe, but you can easily replace it with your own favorite flavor. For extra strawberry flavor use strawberry yogurt and for a fancy treat, why not replace it with some white chocolate flavored yogurt.

Add some other berries like blueberries and raspberries in for added flavor. I also like a few slices of peach in my strawberry smoothie.

For a simple frozen treat freeze the strawberries (and or other fruit you are using) before making your smoothie with it.

For added protein use low-fat greek yogurt in this strawberry smoothie recipe

You can also substitute your favorite fruit juice for the milk. Adjust the thickness of your smoothie by using more or less liquid. Less liquid (i.e. milk) will make a thicker smoothie.

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Turkey Meatloaf With Quinoa

Give this simple turkey meatloaf with quinoa a try. It is absolutely delicious and much better for you than a traditional meatloaf. The quinoa gives it some great texture and greatly improves the turkey. Tastes just like regular meatloaf to me.

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup quinoa, dry
  • 1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Start by cooking the dry quinoa in 2/3 of a cup of water according to your package directions (or read this about how to prepare quinoa). If you already have some cooked up, use 1 cup of prepared quinoa in this recipe.

Chop up your onion. Put the ground turkey, the chopped onion, the tomato sauce, egg, olive oil and cooked quinoa into a large bowl. Add salt and pepper and mix everything really well. Form the mixture into a loaf, put it on a baking pan and bake it for 50 minutes to an hour at 400F.

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Quick and Easy Tomato Soup From Tomato Juice Or V8 Juice

When you are dieting or just trying to live and eat healthy, you sometimes need a little satisfying snack to get you through to your next “regular” meal. One of my favorite low-cal options is a cup of this quick and easy tomato soup. I like it best made with low sodium V8 Juice, but when money is tight, this homemade tomato juice works just as well. Just spice it up with a few extra herbs.

Get out a large microwavable mug and pour 6 to 8 ounces of tomato or tomato vegetable juice in it. Add a splash of water or vegetable broth (making sure there’s no extra salt in the broth – homemade is best). Microwave your “soup” for 1 to 2 minutes. I start with a minute, then stir and continue heating in 30 second intervals until the soup is nice and hot.

For an even lighter soup, use 1/2 tomato juice and 1/2 no salt added vegetable broth.

For extra flavor, add a dash of Italian seasoning and pepper. Slowly eat your soup with a teaspoon straight from the mug or sip it. Have a big glass of water with it and you’ll be full until your next meal.

To make your own vegetable broth, dig through the fridge and find about 1/2 pound of vegetable scraps or fresh veggies. Cut them into chunks and put them in a stock pot. Saute your veggies for a few minutes, then add plenty of water and cook them until the vegetables are tender. Pour everything through a strainer. Save the broth and serve the veggies for dinner if you’d like. Add some fresh or dried herbs to the broth to season it.

Fruit and Vegetable Blended Breakfast Drink

You know you need to get your fruits and veggies in for the day, so why not start off right with a breakfast drink that has them in it already.

Orange  Broccoli Smoothie

  • 1 Carrot (chopped)
  • 4 Florets of Broccoli
  • 2 Handfuls of Spinach
  • 1 Apple (cored and chopped)
  • 2 Oranges (peeled and quartered)
  • Orange or Apple Juice to dilute

Throw everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold. This makes enough for 4 people

Apple Carrot Smoothie

  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup of sliced apple (sweet tasting apples are better)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup of cucumber (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups of ice
  • a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)

Add everything to the blender and blend until smooth. The spices are optional but really make this smoothie special.

Crockpot Lemon Chicken Recipe

4 chicken breast boneless skinless (about 25 oz)
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tblsp oil
1/2 tblsp light butter
2 cloves garlic minced
3 tblsp lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp no soduim chicken bouillon granules

Start by cutting the chicken into bite sized pieces. Mine are roughly 1 inch square. The chicken will shrink as it cooks, so keep the chunks a little larger than you would like them to be in the end. As always when you are working with raw chicken, be sure to wipe down all surfaces, cutting boards and knifes well.

Get out a medium sized bowl and pour the flour and spices in it. Add the chicken pieces and cover them to coat all sides with the flour.

Get out a large pan and add the oil and butter. I’m using the butter for flavor and the oil for the higher cooking temperature. If you are watching your budget, you may omit the butter and use a little more oil instead. Put the pan on medium high until all the butter has melted.

Take the chicken out of the flour mixture, shaking off any extra flour as you go and drop them into the hot grease. I usually cook this in two batches. Cook the chicken for a few minutes until it had a chance to brown nicely on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and put it in your crockpot.

Pour the water and lemon juice in the pan you cooked the chicken in and add the garlic and bullion. Stir them to combine and use your spatula to scrape the bits of chicken and flour mixture off the bottom of the pan. They will help thicken the sauce as it cooks. Pour this mixture over the chicken in the crockpot.

Close the lid and cook everything on low for about 3 hours. Remove the lid and cook on high for 30 to 40 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.

I serve this with brown rice and a green vegetable like broccoli or green beans. In the summer I serve it with a mixed salad.