Smoothies & Shakes

Ice Cream Milkshake

Posted by on Jul 27, 2013 in Breakfast, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes, Snacks and Light Meals, Sweets | 0 comments

Ice Cream Milkshake

1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup high quality ice cream Fill blender up to the 1 cup line with milk. Add 1/2 cup ice cream (scoop it in until the liquid rises to 1 & 1/2 cups). Blend and enjoy! Serves 1. Optional add-ins: 1 or 2 egg yolks or 1 whole egg 1/2 of a banana (and/or other fruit of choice) 1 TBSP coconut oil, melted 1 or 2 TBSP high quality protein powder ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  This is a nice cool treat for summer — especially the exceptionally hot summer we’ve been having here in Upstate NY! ~  Pictured...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Breakfast, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 0 comments

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

3/4 cup milk of choice 1 TBSP natural peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter) 1 TBSP cacao (or cocoa) powder 1 banana Add ingredients to blender and blend. Yields about 12 oz. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Very simply. Very delicious. This is one of the first things we make when we get a gallon of fresh, raw milk from our local farm. ~ To turn this into more of a thick, dessert-style, milk shake, simply increase the milk to 1 cup and use frozen banana instead of fresh (slice banana & freeze on tray in a single...

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Coffee Smoothie

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Breakfast, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 0 comments

Coffee Smoothie

2 bananas (preferably speckled), sliced and frozen 3/4 cup plain, whole milk yogurt 3/4 cup high quality, black coffee Optional Add-ins: 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp high quality cocoa (or cacao) powder Slice the bananas and place them in a single layer on a small tray lined with parchment (or wax) paper. Freeze them over night. In the morning, make coffee (or set your automatic timer so it’s ready when you wake up). First add the yogurt to the blender, then the frozen banana slices (and any optional add-ins if using), then pour in the coffee (hot from the carafe) and blend...

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Eggnog Smoothie

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Breakfast, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 2 comments

Eggnog Smoothie

Eggs are such a powerful super-food. If your kids (or you) don’t enjoy eating them with toast (and there are no existing allergies or sensitivities), you might want to try getting in a few a week this way: 1 ripe banana 1/2 cup whole milk (or coconut milk) 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 TBSP (more or less) pure maple syrup (optional) pinch or 2 of ground nutmeg or cinnamon (optional) Puree all ingredients in blender. ____________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ This old “egg yolk trick” in the milk shake is one of the best ways to get...

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Coconut Milk Smoothie

Posted by on Oct 9, 2011 in Breakfast, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 2 comments

Coconut Milk Smoothie

3/4 to 1 cup coconut-milk-tonic** 2 TBSP high-quality protein powder (optional) 1 banana 3/4 to 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit Add to blender (in that order), and blend. Yields one serving (approx 16 – 20 oz). ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: **The COCONUT-MILK-TONIC is just coconut milk, thinned out with some water (equal parts of both). Nothing fancy or difficult to prepare. ~ I load the blender in that particular order for a reason. If you add the milk first, you can measure it accurately right in the blender (most blenders have...

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Hemp Milk Smoothie

Posted by on Jan 16, 2011 in Breakfast, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 0 comments

Hemp Milk Smoothie

1/4 cup hemp seeds 1 cup cold water 1/8 tsp (or more) cinnamon 2 – 3 tsps honey, pure maple syrup (or 5 drops liquid stevia) 1 banana 1 heaping cup of berries (or other fruit) Blend in blender. Makes approximately 16 oz (1 serving) ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ I love this, because you don’t have to have any pre-made milk on hand. It makes the milk & the smoothie at the same time!  Nice  =) ~ Can reduce the hemp seeds to 2 TBSP if you prefer a milder flavor (anywhere between 2 TBSP and 1/4 cup will work, depending...

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Almond Milk Smoothie

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 0 comments

Almond Milk Smoothie

To make a smoothie, you can really toss in whatever sounds good to you in whatever amounts you want, but here’s one version we like in case you’d like a starting point: 10 oz almond milk 1 banana 1 heaping cup of another fruit 1 TBSP seed mixture, ground (see notes) Blend in blender. Yields approx 20 oz – 1 adult serving. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ If you’d like to make your own almond milk, click HERE for recipe. ~ For the “other” fruit, I alternate between blueberries, strawberries,...

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Cinnamon Pear Smoothie

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | 1 comment

Cinnamon Pear Smoothie

2 pears, cored, peeled & roughly chopped 1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed is best!) 1 tsp cinnamon Blend in blender. Yields approx 16 ounces. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ This smoothie is sooooo good & sooooo easy. ~ If you have a vitamix, you don’t need to peel the pears. If you’re thinking about purchasing one, feel free to use my distributor code 06-004158 for free shipping (and I get credit for the referral – Thx!) ~ Although there’s no added sugar, this recipe contains lots of natural sugar...

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