Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie?

frozen mixed fruit smoothieCan I Make a Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie?

I only have frozen mixed fruit, but are there other ingredients to use to make a frozen mixed fruit smoothie?

Secrets to A Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie

Making a smoothie from frozen fruit makes a lot of sense.  In fact, one of the best secrets for making a thick fruit smoothie is to start with frozen fruit.

But if you try to just put a bunch of frozen fruit into a blender in hopes of making a smoothie, you’ll be a bit disappointed.  You’ll end up with a lot of noise, big chucks of frozen fruit, and not so much ‘smooth’.

The secret to making a good frozen mixed fruit smoothie is to add some liquid to the mix.  If you are starting with a lot of frozen fruit, you’ll most likely want to start with some milk.  You may also find it easier to blend if you thaw about a cup of the frozen fruit before you start.

Here’s a recipe I’d suggest:

Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen mixed fruit, thawed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 fresh banana, 1″ chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mixed fruit, frozen

Place the thawed fruit, milk, and banana chunks into the blender, then ‘pulse’ blend a few times until fruit and milk are well mixed.  Increase the speed to high, and feed the frozen fruit through the opening in the top of the blender, a few pieces at a time.  Blend until smooth.

Recommended Blenders for Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie

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Is it OK to Make a Protein Shake with Hot Water?

protein shakeI always use cold water with my protein shake but it tastes disgusting and it tastes so much better if its hot water.  Is it OK if I use hot water or I should keep using cold water?

Do You Like Your Protein Shake Cold or Warm?

The guy who asked this question about his Protein Shake on Yahoo! Answers seemed to like his hot.  I’ve always been a big fan of cold water for my shakes.

The consensus of the online community seems to be that there is no major affect on the power of the protein in a protein shake, no matter if it is made with hot or cold water, so long as it is consumed within an hour or two of mixing.  The one exception to this may be using boiling water.

Let me know how you like your protein shake by leaving a comment below.

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Making the Perfect Margarita

Jack shows us how to make a perfect Margarita in this short video.  I like that he adds an egg white for increasing the frothiness in this tasty looking margarita.  The only thing I don’t like is the big old chuck of something (probably ice) that falls into the glass as he’s pouring the drink.

Margarita Ingredients

Jack starts with a blender half-full of ice, then adds the following ingredients to his Perfect Margarita:

  • 6 oz. Frozen Limeade
  • 1 egg white
  • 6 oz. Tequila
  • 2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 tbsp Karo Syrup
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Now That's One Good Margarita!

Put the cover on the blender and blend on high speed until the Margarita is as smooth as you like.  Prepare a Margarita glass by running a lime wedge around the rim, and then dipping the rim into salt.  Pour in the Margarita, and enjoy!

Margarita Tools

On secret to a great Margarita is do have a blender that can handle the ice well.  One way around this is to use crushed ice, if your refrigerator has a built in ice crusher.  Another is to crush the ice by placing it into a plastic bag and then hammering it with a rolling pin.  But the easiest way is to buy a good quality blender to handle the ice .

Here’s a blender that should stand up to it:

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If you noticed, Jack was using a quality Margarita glass.  Here’s one that is just the right size:

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And finally, Jack used a special Margarita salt and rimmer.  I’m not sure exactly what he used, but here’s what I’d recommend:

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Of course, if money is tight, you can always rim a table glass in table salt.  But it’s always nice to have all the Margarita fixings!

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What would happen if I only drink meal replacement shakes?

meal replacement shakes and salads are convenient for me, also oatmeal
doctors say the human body runs off calories.

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What are some good ways to mix up Vodka drinks?

vodka drinksI want to fix Vodka drinks different other than just mixing it with Sprite, cola, etc.

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How to Make Virgin Margaritas

Virgin Margaritas: All the Taste – None of the Headache

Virgin MargaritasMany people have asked, “What do you replace the tequila with in virgin margaritas?” The answer is pretty simple… nothing.

Virgin Margaritas, like other virgin drinks, are simply the alcoholic drink made without the alcohol. The taste is very similar to the alcohol based drink, unless you were using a flavored alcohol (such as a flavored vodka).

Why would anyone want to drink Virgin Margaritas? They make great party drinks for the kids (see video below), for pregnant moms or even for people who want to blend in with a drinking crowd, but not suffer the aftereffects.

Oster 12-Speed BlenderTo make a Virgin Margarita, you’ll need a good blender. I own, and recommend, the Oster 12-Speed Blender. This blender features an all metal drive, which means it will last a long time. I just bought this one to replace an Oster that I purchased 20+ years ago.

The Oster 12-Speed also comes with a glass jar. Many inexpensive blenders use plastic jars instead. Those can scratch, discolor, and even absorb flavors. Glass is definitely the way to go!

One final feature of this blender is the 12-speed function. This allows for everything from slower chopping to high-speed liquifying. The blender also features a ‘pulse’ blend button – and I use that all the time. The top of the blender has a removable center to allow ice to be added without ‘decorating’ the ceiling.

Overall, I can’t recommend this one highly enough. For a price of around $50, it is a real deal. (It comes in a variety of colors, too.)

Virgin Margaritas: Kids Style

Here’s a great video showing three young ladies making some Virgin Margaritas. You have to love that Margarita Spirit!

Virgin Margaritas and Holiday Punch

In this video, you’ll learn how to make two virgin drinks. First, an easy Virgin Margarita. Next, a simple Virgin Holiday Punch.

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Do you know why they put salt around the glass for margaritas?

Why do they put salt around the glass for margaritas?? If you drink it throw a straw?

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How do I make a smoothie good and creamy and strawberry?

The Ultimate Smoothie Book

The Ultimate Smoothie Book

I don’t have many ingredient’s good for making smoothie’s. I have strawberries, frozen pineapples, milk, and low-fat, plain yogurt. Any good recipe’s for creamy and thick smoothies?
Today I made a smoothie with some yogurt, milk, strawberries, and some frozen pineapple. It was good, but I was wondering, how many part’s milk/juice, and how many parts yogurt and fruit should a smoothie be to be nice and creamy?

Well, the answer is in the book. The Ultimate Smoothie Book has 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More!

I own this book, and I have to say that it is packed with helpful information, caloric estimates, and wonderful recipes.

Grab a copy today!

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Should Smoothie Maker Destroy Itself?

smoothie makerThis Smoothie Maker Will Self-Destruct in 3 Minutes

Should there be the possibility that a blender/smoothie maker might chop it’s own parts to pieces if not properly aligned?

A Smoothie Maker Should Not Self-Destruct

I don’t know of a single quality manufacturer who sells a smoothie maker that might do this.  That’s not to say that you can’t find a cheap plastic one at your local dollar store or something.

There are some things to look for when you are shopping for a smoothie maker though:

  • Look for glass containers rather than plastic — it will last much longer and won’t scratch
  • Look for higher wattage or horsepower (HP) in the motor — they will handle ice and thicker mixes better
  • Look for at least five speeds — preferably more — these handle chopping, blending and pureeing better

If your smoothie maker actually did eat itself up, there could be a few things that caused it.

  • Make sure your base it screwed on tightly, and the rubber gasket it place — if it isn’t, it may not reach the connecting piece on the base
  • Make sure the unit is well seated on the base — a poorly seated blender top can cause the connecting piece to chew itself up
  • Make sure that liquids don’t get into the electrical components in the base — this can cause the motor to short out and quit working

Recommended Smoothie Maker

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What is Your Favorite Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe??

strawberry banana smoothie recipeWhat’s the best strawberry banana smoothie recipe you know?? There’s a little smoothie place in San Diego that has the best but cant figure out what the put in it.

Share Your Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Everyone has favorite recipes. Some are easy. Some aren’t.

We’d love to have you share your favorite Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe below!

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