How do I make a really good fruit smoothie like a smoothie store?

really good fruit smoothieI had a really good fruit smoothie the other day at a smoothie place. It was incredibly delicious. I’d like to make one myself. Anyone have any good recipes or ideas?

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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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McDonalds Mango Pineapple Smoothie Coupon

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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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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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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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How do I make a good fruit smoothie, similar to Jamba Juice?

I like Jamba Juice smoothies, but they’re not worth spending on.

How do they make their typical smoothies and what’s a good recipe to make a quality fruit smoothie for breakfast?

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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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Share Your Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Photo of Three SmoothiesEveryone has one! Please share your favorite Smoothie Recipe below.

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Making a Frozen Watermelon Drink

Frozen Watermelon Drink

Who doesn’t love a good Frozen Watermelon Drink?

OK. Maybe this isn’t really frozen, but it sure looks good!  On top of that, I love Rita’s accent.

I don’t know about you guys, but for me there is nothing that spells summer like watermelon.  Bundling the sweet goodness of watermelon into a watermelon drink just sounds mouth-watering!

This recipe is quick and easy, requiring only three ingredients to make. I might add some ice cubes to thicken it a bit, but what can I say… it isn’t my recipe!

A watermelon drink provides a healthy dose of:

  • Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant
  • Vitamin A, to improve eye health and boost immunity
  • Vitamin B6, to help the immune system promote antibodies
  • Vitamin C, to bolster the immune system’s fight against viruses and fight infections
  • Potassium, to help prevent muscle cramps

One cup of watermelon juice, the main component of this watermelon drink, contains only 71 calories.

Share Your Watermelon Drink Recipe

If you have a favorite, please share your Watermelon Drink recipe.

Frozen Watermelon Drink Blender

If you’d like to enjoy a watermelon drink like the one above, you don’t need to spend a fortune on the blender.  Watermelon is pretty easy to blend thanks to its liquidy (is that even a word?) consistency.

Here’s an affordable blender that should work well for making your watermelon drink.

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How Do I Make A Healthy Fruit Smoothie With No Bananas?

healthy fruit smoothie

Just want to know how to make a good fruit smoothie. One request, NO BANANA, it makes me sick!

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