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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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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Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Recipe

Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Recipe

 
This Cinnamon Banana Smoothie starts with a basic banana smoothie. Bananas are one of the most common ingredients in fruit smoothies – mainly because they create a smooth, thick base.

Adding cinnamon to this smoothie makes it just enough different to add a spark to the smoothie.

If you’d like to try something a little different, substitute ground nutmeg for the cinnamon or add a bit of whipped cream to the top of the drink before adding the spices.
 

Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Recipe
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
This Cinnamon Banana Smoothie is a basic banana smoothie with a sprinkling of cinnamon. Plenty of taste from a little sprinkle.
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, cut in chunks and frozen
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • Ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Pour milk into a blender
  2. Place cover on top of blender, leaving center opened
  3. Set speed to high
  4. Feed banana pieces through opening
  5. Add ice cubes through opening
  6. Blend until smooth
  7. Pour into glasses
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon

 

 

Cinnamon Banana Smoothie Ingredients

 

Cinnamon Strawberry 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.

 

Milk for Cinnamon 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.

 
 

Ice thickens any smoothieIce is an important part of many smoothies. While ice doesn’t add flavor to a smoothie, it is essential to chilling and thickening it. You can add ice to nearly any smoothie without the risk of ruining it.
Adding ice to a blender can create quite a mess, so be sure to cover the container when blending ice. It is best to feed the ice through the opening in the blender top. You can also substitute crushed ice for cubes, as this is easier on a blender.
Who would have thought that frozen water could play such an important part in a smoothie?

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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Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie
 
There isn’t much that’s more colorful than the beautiful blue of this Lemon Blueberry Smoothie. With just a few simple ingredients, this smoothie is simple to make, wonderful to look at, and tasty to drink.

If you’ve never made a smoothie before, this is a great one to start with.
 

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 3
 
A tasty blueberry smoothie flavored with a twist of lemon makes this Lemon Blueberry Smoothie special.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 bananas, broken into chunks and frozen
  • 1-1/2 cups blueberries, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh
Instructions
  1. Place milk into a blender
  2. Add lemon juice
  3. Place cover on blender with hole open on top
  4. Set blender to high speed
  5. Feed bananas and blueberries through opening
  6. Blend until smooth, stopping blender to stir when needed

 

 

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients

 
Milk for Lemon Blueberry 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.

 
 
Lemon Blueberry 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.

 
BlueberriesBlueberries are a common ingredient of many fruit smoothies, thanks to the color they impart. The beautiful purple-blue color is just lovely.
Blueberries contain a component that helps to prevent urinary tract infections, as well as some that improve night vision.
Generally, blueberries are best used frozen in smoothies. If you choose fresh blueberries, be sure to check for stems and spoiled berries and then rinse and drain them.

 
Lemon-JuiceLemon Juice makes a great addition to many smoothies. The tart taste adds to the smoothie, adding a recognizable flavor.
This is one time where it really pays to use fresh. Bottled lemon juice just doesn’t do justice to the flavor that fresh lemon juice supplies.
Since most smoothies use only a small amount of lemon juice, there isn’t much nutrition provided by the juice.

 
 
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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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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McDonalds Mango Pineapple Smoothie Coupon

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Click Picture For Your Coupon

Buy One – Get One Free Smoothie Coupon

I just read about the new McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie, and found a Smoothie Coupon for it.

Just click the picture to the left to print your own coupon.

Smoothie Coupon Offer Expires 7/31/2011

Make sure you print your coupon today!  It expires at the end of July.

I’m off to taste test this, and I’m taking my smoothie coupon with me!

When I return, I’ll post a review of the newest McDonald’s smoothie.  I’m sure it will be just as good as the rest!

While I’m doing that, why not learn more about making your own smoothies?

I have to say that McDonald’s has gone out of their way with this smoothie!  It is one of the best tasting smoothies I’ve had in a while.  That, and it’s nice and think and smooth — just the way a smoothie should be.

Don’t forget… Click the Photo Above for your free smoothie coupon!

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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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What Jet Fruit Smoothie flavor do you like best?

What’s your favorite fruit smoothie? I’m planning on selling them in a fair and i need to know what flavor’s the most popular.
**UPDATE: i’m not just talking about any fruit smoothie, i’m asking for your favorite Jet Smoothie.

Jet Fruit Smoothie Concentrate

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Apple Juice

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe with Apple Juice

This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is made with only three ingredients. The smoothie is sweetened naturally and colorfully with the taste of strawberry. Bananas thicken the smoothie and add a rich flavor. Apple juice adds a bit of tartness to the smoothie.

This is one of the easiest to make smoothies you’ll ever come across.

Three ingredients and a blender are all you need.

Delicious!
 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Apple Juice
Recipe type: Fruit Smoothie
Serves: 1
 
A simple, three ingredient Strawberry Banana Smoothie with an Apple Juice kicker.
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, peeled, broken in chunks and frozen
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, sliced
Instructions
  1. Add the apple juice to a blender and cover
  2. Set blender to medium speed
  3. Add bananas and strawberries through the opening in the cover
  4. Increase speed to high and blend until smooth

 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe with Apple Juice – Ingredients

 
Strawberry 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.

 
Apple Juice SmoothieApple Juice has a myriad of health benefits. It is rich in anti oxidants which help in the prevention of various diseases. It also has a lot of Vitamin C which can boost the immune system.
Blending apple juice into smoothies is highly recommended for creating a thinner consistency. After blending, it is best to immediately consume the smoothie as letting it sit for awhile will change the texture. In case the smoothie comes out too thin because of the apple juice, just add some ice cubes.

 
Banana Strawberry 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!

 

 
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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McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie Review

mango pineapple smoothie

All That's Left is the Cup

I’m In Love With a Mango Pineapple Smoothie

I just finished drinking my first McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie, and it won’t be my last.

I sucked this down so fast that I had a massive ice cream headache.  The flavor of mango in this smoothie is heady, with just a slight aftertaste of pineapple.

It was creamy.  Real creamy!  And did I mention that flavor?

A friend of mine said she wouldn’t try it because it’s made of a mix instead of fresh fruit.  She has no idea what she’s missing.  Mix or not, this is the best I’ve had in quite a while.

As I’m following the Tweets flying by on Twitter, I’m seeing comments that many McDonald’s are running out already.  I’m not surprised!

I’ve also seen many Tweets that said “Just had my third (fourth or fifth) Mango Pineapple Smoothie of the day at McD’s.”

It sounds like McDonald’s has a winner here.

 

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