Smoothie Recipes With Greek Yogurt

Smoothie Recipes With Greek YogurtThe extra thick texture of Greek Yogurt means that when you make smoothie recipes with Greek Yogurt, you can substitute the yogurt for other, sweeter, thickeners such as ice cream.

Greek Yogurt contains about twice the protein as regular yogurt. The added protein makes you feel fuller for longer, helping you reduce the intake of other, less healthy, calories.

Some additional benefits of smoothie recipes with Greek Yogurt are the Vitamin D and Calcium that the yogurt contains. The US population, as a whole, is deficient in both Vitamin D and Calcium.

In this video, Registered Dietitian Tara Todd and Executive Chef Robert Grotha with St. Louis Children’s Hospital share their version of a smoothie recipe made with Greek Yogurt. The smoothie they make is blended differently than most I’ve seen, actually appearing to be more of a soft frozen yogurt than a typical smoothie.

But, I’ll be darned! It sure looks delicious!

One of the More Unique Smoothie Recipes with Greek Yogurt

This smoothie recipe doesn’t provide the measurements or ingredients, but it looks like about a cup of Greek Yogurt with a handful (maybe 1/4 cup) each of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. The chef mixes the smoothie with a spatula instead of mixing the smoothie in a blender. I’d prefer the blender to infuse the fruit flavor into the yogurt more fully.

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If you are really hoping to find the real waffle cones, here are the best I could locate:
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More on Smoothie Recipes with Greek Yogurt

Ciobani, one of the more popular brands of Greek Yogurt, is made just an hour or so from here. If you are going to make any smoothie recipes with Greek Yogurt, theirs is the brand I’d recommend. Ciobani’s manufacturing process provides several benefits.

· Only natural ingredients. No preservatives. No artificial flavors.
· Free of synthetic growth hormones: No rBST-treated milk.
· Includes 5 live & active cultures, including 3 probiotics.
· Made with real fruit.
· Twice the protein of regular yogurts.
· A good source of bone-building calcium.
· Gluten-Free and Kosher-Certified.
· Safe for people with corn, nut and soy allergies.

It takes three pounds of milk to make one pound of Ciobani Yogurt.

Enjoy this and other great smoothie recipes with Greek Yogurt.

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Anyone have any good recipes for NON-Alcoholic Margaritas?

non-alcoholic margaritasI am pregnant and I am REALLY craving margaritas but obviously can’t have a real one because of the alcohol. So if you have any recipes for non-alcoholic margaritas that would really help me out.
Thanks!

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Can I Make My Fruit Smoothie in My Food Processor?

food processorI want to make a smoothie with ice, frozen fruit, and yogurt, but I only have a food processor. Can I do that with a processor, since I don’t have a blender? Or will it not work?

Have You Made a Smoothie in a Food Processor?

Normally, fruit smoothies are made in a blender. I’ve never tried it any other way. If you have used a processor to make a fruit smoothie before, successful or not, I’d love your feedback!

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Cold Cooking a Perfect Frozen Margarita

Cold Cooking a Perfect Frozen Margarita in Your Freezer

Pretty much everyone loves the taste of a Perfect Frozen Margarita. With the onslaught of mixes, powders, and tubs you can use for making a margarita, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular drinks around.

So how do you “cold cook” your perfect frozen margarita? Think of it like a slow cooker, only you “bake” your margarita in the freezer.

Perfect Frozen Margarita

Care for a Margarita?

Ingredients for a Perfect Frozen Margarita

The ingredients for this margarita include:

  • Can of Frozen Lime Concentrate
  • 12 ounces of Tequila
  • 8 ounces Triple Sec
  • 16 ounces of Sprite
  • 24 ounces Cold Water
  • A 1-gallon plastic bucket
  • 24 hours (more or less)

The Cold Cooking Process

Blending the mix is simple enough.  Pour all the liquid ingredients into a bucket, and then stir.  That’s done!

Cover the bucket with a lid or plastic wrap, and place it into your freezer to cook.  After 10-12 hours, you’ll want to open the top and stir the mix.  Let it set for about 24 hours total before serving.

The Magic of this Perfect Frozen Margarita

The magic in this recipe is the alcohol.  It keeps the mix from freezing solidly, much like anti-freeze does in your car radiator.  Stirring the mix ensures the alcohol is blended well with the ingredients that do freeze.

The Sprite, water and lime concentrate will all freeze.  But because these liquids are blended with the alcohol, they freeze in small particles rather than a solid block.  These frozen particles form a thick slush — the perfect consistency for a frozen margarita.

It’s best to enjoy a frozen margarita in a special margarita glass like that in the photo above.  The long stem allows you to hold the glass without transferring much of the cold to your hand and without melting the drink.

True margarita enthusiasts like to rim the glass with lime, and then dip the wet rim in salt before pouring the drink.  The choice is yours.

To learn more about making other types of margaritas, including other Perfect Frozen Margarita recipes, visit the other pages in this site.

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How do I make an ice cream malt using a smoothie maker?

what are some easy step by step instructions on how to make a chocolate and vanilla icecream malt using a smoothie maker

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Crawgator Like Fat Tuesday?

crawgatorCrawgator Love

A Crawgator is a frozen drink served on Bourbon Street in New Orleans at Fat Tuesday.   I know it has 151 rum, but I’m not sure what else is in a Crawgator.

Anyone have a recipe to copy it?

Crawgator Description

I’ve never been to New Orleans, nor to a Fat Tuesday bar, but I got this description of a Crawgator from the Fat Tuesday website:

Beware of the Crawgator’s bite! It’s made with Tropical Juices and Flavors, Light Rum, Dark Jamaican Rum and Brandy.

Unfortunately, the site doesn’t give away the secret of the proportions or what “Tropical Juices and Flavors” are.  My guess is that it might be the “Classic Tropical Punch” Drink Mix.

The drink selection at Fat Tuesday looks outstanding, especially if you are looking for frozen drinks.  Tons of different flavors and mixes are available at the store and on their site.

I really wish I had more information.  If you do, I’d love it if you could add more in the Crawgator comments section below.

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What is the difference between a smoothie maker & a blender?

smoothie makerWhy Buy a Smoothie Maker?

Couldn’t you just make smoothies the same way in a blender, what’s different about a ‘smoothie maker‘? Thanks!

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Can you make a vanilla milkshake without using ice cream?

make a vanilla milkshake

I know this sounds absolutely crazy.. but I’m craving a milkshake right now. I don’t have any ice cream. So how can I make a milkshake without the ice cream?
I’m craving a vanilla milkshake but I don’t have any ice cream. Can you please give me a recipe on how to make them without ice cream?

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What are some healthy combinations for making a smoothie?

It doesn’t have to be something to lose weight. Not something to make you gain weight,either, but still healthy.

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Creamy Strawberry Mango Smoothie – Without Yogurt

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

If you don’t like yogurt, but want a tasty, Creamy Strawberry Mango Smoothie, this recipe will fit the bill.

We’ve substituted milk for the yogurt in this smoothie. We’re using the frozen strawberries instead of the yogurt, to thicken the smoothie.

If you want a little more creaminess, pour in a couple teaspoons of coffee creamer, sit back and sip.

Creamy Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
The sweet, juicy taste of mangoes in this Strawberry Mango Smoothie combine with the colorful sweetness of strawberries.
Ingredients
  • 5 strawberries, frozen
  • ⅓ cup diced mango
  • 1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Pour milk in to a blender
  2. Add mango
  3. Cover and blend on medium speed
  4. Feed frozen strawberries through opening in cover
  5. Blend on high speed until smooth

 

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Ingredients

Strawberry Mango SmoothieStrawberries are sweet as well as healthy. Whether frozen or fresh, they make your smoothie tasty and colorful. Remove the green tops if you are using fresh strawberries in your smoothie.
Strawberries provide vitamin C, flavonoids, iron and potassium to your diet.
Strawberries also contain cancer-fighting properties, so smoothie up!

 

MangoMangoes are a tropical fruit. Like most tropical fruits, mangoes are sweet, juicy and full of flavor.
Packed with antioxidants, Mangoes also contain healthy amounts of vitamins A, C and E. These all help make a mango a good cancer-fighting fruit.
Mangoes are also a great source of fiber. At the same time, they are low in calories and carbohydrates.
If you can’t find fresh mangoes at your local supermarket, you can usually find them in the canned or freezer sections.

 

Milk for Mango Strawberry SmoothieMilk is a great source of casein and whey proteins. It also adds vitamin D, calcium, and riboflavin to your smoothie.
You can use whole milk, or substitute 2% or 1% milk to reduce the fat in your smoothie.
Other options for milk include goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk.

Prefer a Strawberry Mango Smoothie Without Yogurt or Milk?

If you are one of those unfortunate souls who can’t tolerate dairy products, here is a great alternative to the smoothie recipe above…

  1. Start with 1/2 cup Mango Nectar
  2. Add 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  3. Blend in 1/2 of a Banana (frozen, if desired)
  4. Blend in 1 cup of frozen Mango Chunks
  5. Add 2-3 frozen Strawberries
  6. Blend on high speed until smooth
  7. Garnish with fresh Strawberry slice

If you make this smoothie and have a photo or video you’d like to share, please leave me a message in the comments below. Your picture could end up at the top of this post.

Best,

Smoothie Guy

PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.

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