How do you make a real good weight loss fruit smoothie?

weight loss fruit smoothie

Ok, i’m trying to loose like 5 or 6 lbs, and all i know is how to make shakes, well does anyone out there know how to make a good fruit smoothie?

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Just How Fast Can You Lose 35Lbs With Replacement Meal Shakes?

If A Person Replaces Every Meal With A Meal Replacement Shake And Drink Only Water And Eat Crackers With Cheese For Dinner How Long Will It Take Them To Lose 35Lbs

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Halloween

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Same taste — but with a touch of glass!


 
If you’re always scared at Halloween, it’s time to put an end to that. At least as far as drink choices.

This tasty Pumpkin Pie Smoothie starts with canned pumpkin puree, adds Pumpkin Pie Spice and Cinnamon. We blend in some banana and yogurt to thicken the smoothie and then mix it with Almond or Soy Milk to make it smooth.

Blend a jar of this yummy smoothie and get ready for those Trick or Treaters!
 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Recipe type: Holiday Smoothie
Serves: 1
 
A tasty pumpkin pie smoothie flavored with pumpkin pie spice, ground cinnamon and pumpkin puree.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup of vanilla soy or almond milk
  • ⅓ plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ can of pumpkin puree
  • Half a banana
  • Pinch McCormick Pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • 4-5 Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place milk into a blender
  2. Add yogurt, pumpkin puree and banana
  3. Add pumpkin pie spice and ground cinnamon
  4. Place cover on blender with hole open on top
  5. Set blender to high speed
  6. Feed ice cubes through opening
  7. Blend until smooth, stopping blender to stir when needed


 
 
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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Can I use my food processor to make a smoothie?

I used to have a blender to make protein shake but its trash now. Is it ok to use food processor to make a smoothie?

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Low Calorie Smoothie

Low Calorie Smoothie

Healthy Low Calorie Smoothie

A Low Calorie Smoothie is a natural “gotta have”.  I mean, everyone loves smoothies, and 98% of us are on some sort of diet.

So what is a low calorie smoothie?  The most recognized low calorie smoothie on the market is the RightSize Smoothie.  It rings in at 100 calories per serving.  By comparison, a large Strawberry Banana Smoothie from McDonalds weighs in at 330 calories.

No one wants to sacrifice flavor or that thick, smooth texture just to save a few calories.  We won’t do that to you either!  Check out the methods we’ve come up with for creating a low calorie smoothie.

Creating a Low Calorie Smoothie

There are several ways to keep the calories down in your smoothie, such as:

  • Limiting added sweeteners
  • Replacing some contents with lower-calorie alternatives
  • Adding low calorie fillers to increase the quantity without increasing calories
  • Portion control

Sweetening Your Low Calorie Smoothie

Most smoothies don’t need sweetening.  The natural sugars in the fruits that make up the average smoothie are plenty sweet on their own.

The easiest way to keep calories down is to just not add any.  So don’t, unless you need to.

If you do need to add a sweetener, you can use a low calorie sweetener instead of sugar.

A low-calorie sweetener provides consumers with a sweet taste without the calories or carbohydrates that come with sugar and other caloric sweeteners. Some low-calorie sweeteners, such as aspartame, are “nutritive,” but are low in calories because of their intense sweetness. For example, because aspartame is 180 times sweeter than sucrose, the amounts needed to achieve the desired sweetness are so small that aspartame is considered virtually non-caloric. Many non-nutritive sweeteners, such as saccharin, are non-caloric because they are not metabolized and pass through the body unchanged. Currently, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, saccharin and sucralose are the only available low-calorie sweeteners in the United States. (From CalorieControl.org)

Remodel Your Low Calorie Smoothie

You can turn a normal smoothie into a low calorie smoothie by taking out some of the high calorie fruits and replacing them with lower calorie fruits or vegetables.  Before you can do that, you need to know what fruits are high in sugars and calories, and which make good substitutes.

  • Very high in calories: Bananas, Mangos, Pomegranates, Figs, Cherries and Tangerines.
  • Fairly high in calories:  Oranges, Kiwi, Plums, Pears and Pineapple.
  • Medium calorie range:  Grapefruit, Apricots, Apples, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Strawberries, Blueberries, Papaya, Peaches, Watermelon, Nectarines, Casaba Melon
  • Low calorie fruits:  Raspberries, Blackberries, Cranberries

Good vegetable substitutes for use in making a low calorie smoothie include:  Celery, Cucumbers, Baby Spinach, Carrots, Tomatoes and Wheatgrass.  These are all fairly moderate in flavor.  Stronger flavored veggies include broccoli and kale.

You can also substitute low- or no-fat milk for whole milk, water for fruit juices, and similar liquid swaps.

Bulk Up That Low Calorie Smoothie

The easiest way to stretch the calories in a smoothie is to add a low-calorie filler.  In the case of a low calorie smoothie, there is nothing with less calories than ice.

While most smoothie recipes recommend that you start with frozen fruits, it can actually benefit you to use fresh fruit if you are hoping for low calories.  Adding ice cubes to frozen fruits can turn your smoothie into a block of ice fruit.  But adding ice cubes to fresh fruit thickens the smoothie after a few minutes in the blender.

Too much ice can cause your smoothie to taste watery, so you don’t want to go overboard with this method.  You’ll want to make sure you taste the smoothie while checking on the thickness at the same time. Eventually, you can find a good balance of flavor and consistency.

The 100 Calorie Smoothie

Getting a smoothie down to 100 calories is simple.  Just use the trick that marketers across the country do.   I mean, do you really think those 100 calorie packs of Oreo cookies are low-cal?  Just shrink the size of the portion down, and you are there!

That large McDonalds smoothie I spoke of earlier is a 22-ounce smoothie.  Each ounce is 15 calories.  So a 100-calorie smoothie has to be about 6 ounces.    Their small smoothie is 12-ounces.  That just means that it is two portions of 100 calories, not one portion of 210 calories.

When you make a smoothie at home, you can simply add the calories of the ‘batch’ to decide how many 100-calorie portions it makes.

With a little work, creativity and planning, you can make a healthy low calorie smoothie that tastes great and is thick and smoothie — and that is pure magic!

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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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Chocolate Banana Smoothie: Recipe of Love

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe

 
This Chocolate Banana Smoothie combines the taste every woman loves – chocolate – to the smooth thickness of a banana smoothie.

Add a bit of cinnamon to spice things up, and you have a taste that’s tough to beat.

Share the moment. Make a smoothie for yourself and the one you love!
 

Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
Is there a better way to a man's heart than food? Or to a woman's heart than chocolate? Indulge in the goodness!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups banana slices, frozen
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add milk to a blender
  2. Set speed to medium
  3. Cover and add bananas though opening in cover
  4. Increase speed to high
  5. Add cocoa and cinnamon
  6. Blend until smooth

 

Milk for Strawberry Banana 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.

 
 

Cocoa Banana SmoothieBananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.

 

Chocolate Banana SmoothieCocoa Powder adds an intense chocolate flavor to a smoothie.
Cocoa powder is made from the refined solids of the cocoa bean. These cocoa beans are hulled and ground into a paste. the paste is refined, removing the fatty cocoa butter. The remaining solids are ground into cocoa powder.
Cocoa powder is slightly acidic and bitter, so a little bit goes a long ways. It contains a healthy portion of fiber, protein, riboflavin and zinc.

 

CinnamonCinnamon is a spice that is ground from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It adds a sweet spicy taste to smoothies.
Cinnamon not only adds taste. It also has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. Cinnamon is claimed to have anti-clotting properties. It helps to regulate blood sugar by slowing the release of food from the stomach. Finally, it has antiseptic properties that aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Spice up any smoothie or drink with a touch of cinnamon!

 

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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Can I substitute clear Rum for Vodka in bucket drinks?

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I bought the Gingerbread Latte and Peppermint Twist frozen drink mixes from Target, and I was wondering if rum would be an ok substitute in these drinks or if I should just spend the money on a new bottle of Vodka. We don’t really drink Vodka at my house, EVER. lol. So I would rather just use what I have or buy more rum if needed. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

 
 
 
 
 
 

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How long can frozen drink mix be kept and still be safe to use?

I have 4 cans of frozen drink mixers and they are about 6 years old. They have been frozen since I bought them.

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Is there a good way to make a really good natural fruit smoothie?

All natural in other words. Nothing but fruit in this smoothie. I mean if that’s possible. I need healthy ideas here.

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