Smooth Sipping – Part 3

A weeks worth of smoothies, whoo man. Some were great, others not so much. But they did make my week a bit more exciting since I was able to say I tried something new everyday. Added bonus, my picky daughter also sampled them and now some are her new favorite snack! Wooo hooo, mom goals!

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast

Well my initial thought upon appearance is that it looked really tasty…. and thankfully it did! 😀

I was a bit concerned with that oats being mixed in because I am not a huge fan of gritty texture like what you get in the Naked Protein Smoothies. I barely tolerate it when I go to the dentist and they use that powder stuff with the little whirring machine but in food, nuh-uh no thank you. Hard pass.

Out of 10
My score: 8
5 yr old opinion: (read with a overdramatic sassy flair) Mama, it’s soooo good. I just Love. It.

Honeydew

At first I was a bit hesitant since I have never heard of honeydew being a smoothie ingredient, also my daughter was not to thrilled at her self-proclaimed snack (upon seeing it) being thrown into the blender. However, it was quite refreshing and light. It would have been better suited for a warm to hot day instead of a windy Wisconsin winter day.

Out of 10
My score: 7
5 yr old opinion: Is it supposed to be greenish?

Kiwi Strawberry

Okay, come on. We all know that the review on this one will be awesome. Kiwi and strawberry combination is one of the go to’s just like strawberry banana. So it is very safe to say that this one trumps the Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast, which I thought would not happen… but it did!

Out of 10
My score: 10
5 yr old opinion: Does it have those yucky green fuzz fruit in it? (Yup.) Then no, I don’t want it.

Watermelon Cucumber

Not my favorite. If you love cucumber water, then you’ll have no problem with this smoothie because that was All. I. Could. Taste. I’m sure it is very refreshing and would be a great summer drink but I don’t think I’ll be making this one again.

Out of 10
My score: 4
5 yr old opinion: Can I just have the cucumbers? I don’t want them in the blender.

Peach Pie

Yum, yum, yum! The name sounds good and the smoothie is as well. When I blended everything together, the peaches were still pretty frozen so there were a few peach chunks here and there but it really didn’t bother me. It made me wish I had some ice cream with me. Glad I choose this one for Friday! Ended the week on a good note.

Out of 10
My score: 10
5 yr old opinion: (didn’t try any since she was sick)

ANNOUNCEMENT

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Smooth Sipping – Part 2

Good Morning! Today is the day. Smoothie prep!

Thank you for your input or votes that popped up in the comments. I also recieved help on choosing and narrowing down the options from my fellow Wisco Girl team members. Below is the smoothie schedule. Feel free to try them out with me. A review blog will be posted on Saturday. Until then my lovelies! 😀

Smoothie Agenda

Monday  Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast

Tuesday  Honeydew

Wednesday  Kiwi Strawberry

Thursday  Watermelon Cucumber

Friday  Peach Pie

 

Smooth Sipping – Part 1

Good Morning my lovelies! In two weeks, I will be starting each weekday with a different smoothie and I would LOVE to hear your input. I have compiled a list of different smoothie recipes that I have found all over the Internet. HOWEVER, the list is too long and this is where I would love to hear your opinions.

Is there one you are interested in but want someone to test it out first? Let me know for most of these I have never heard of or tried myself. Is there one you are interested in but it is not on the list? Drop your votes or suggestions in the comments section below. 😀

Sunday, March 3rd, I will post the list of smoothies I will be prepping for the week. On Saturday, March 9th, a reflection on each smoothie will be wrapped up into one big blog post with pictures of the hopefully delicious looking smoothies (a bit hesitant on the green looking ones though). So Smooth Sipping will be a three part blog post.

Smoothie List

Orange Banana

  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (4 oranges)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup strawberries, tops removed and cut in 1/2
  • 1 to 1 1/2 ripe bananas

Peach Pie

  • 1 cup unsweetened frozen peaches
  • 1 tablespoon honey, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup nonfat or 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt

Gingery Kale

  • 1 banana, peeled and broken in chunks
  • 1 cup (6 oz/185 g) frozen mango chunks
  • 2 cups (2 oz/60 g) torn kale leaves
  • 1 cup (8 oz/250 g) Greek yogurt, plain, low-fat
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) 100-percent orange juice
  • 1 slice fresh ginger

Honeydew

  • 2 cups honeydew melon, cubed
  • 1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice, from frozen concentrate
  • Ice
  • Honeydew melon slices for garnish

Mango, Strawberry, and Pineapple

  • 1 mango, skin removed, cut into 1-inch dice, frozen
  • 5 strawberries, stems removed, cut in half, frozen
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 cup orange jucie

Green Morning

  • 2 cups vanilla almond, coconut, or soy milk
  • 1/2 cup whole oats
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh, frozen or canned peaches, or mango cubes
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup baby spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas

Papaya

  • 1 small papaya, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • Pineapple wedges and/or maraschino cherries for garnish

Watermelon and Cucumber

  • One 2-inch piece English cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon honey, optional
  • 1/2 small lime, juiced (1 tablespoon)
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon, frozen

Sunrise

  • 1 cup chopped ripe strawberries
  • 1 cup chopped seeded watermelon
  • 1 cup chopped fresh peach
  • 1 cup raspberry sorbet
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Razzy Blue

  • 1 banana
  • 16 whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberry yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Concord grape juice
  • 1 cup 1% buttermilk

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana, broken into chunks
  • 14 frozen strawberrys
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon white sugar

California

  • 7 large strawberries
  • 1 (8 oz.) container lemon yogurt
  • 1/3 orange juice

Pineapple and Banana

  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/4 fresh pineapple – peeled, cored, and cubed
  • 1 large banana, cut into
  • 1 cup pineapple or apple juice

Kale and Banana

  • 1 banana
  • 2 cup chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup light unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

Kiwi Strawberry

  • 1 banana
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 3/4 cup pineapple and orange juice blend

Recipes found at: https://blog.fitbit.com/category/eat-well/recipes/, https://www.foodnetwork.com/search/smoothies-, https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/138/drinks/smoothies/?page=3