Fruit Smoothies

When most people think of smoothies they think of fruit smoothies. They are definitely the most popular type of smoothie. The fruit smoothie recipes below incorporate all of the wonderful fruits mother nature has to offer in a number of delicious combinations.

Wild Blackberry Smoothie

Wild Blackberry SmoothieAnytime I can incorporate wild foods into my smoothies I jump at the opportunity.

My girlfriend’s sister (thanks, Karen!) was kind enough to pick some blackberries off her property for us. We resisted gobbling them all down at once and reserved a few for this smoothie.

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Peach Pie Smoothie

Peach Pie Smoothie

Yes, this smoothie does taste every bit as good as its name would suggest :)

I’ve created many flavorful smoothies over the years, but can’t take credit for this one. This recipe comes by way of a recipe swap with Jeanine at BakersDozen.Kitchen. Jeanine’s site is loaded with delicious recipes like this one and information on health and nutrition. I recommend you stop by her site and try some of her recipes.

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Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Popsicles

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie PopsiclesIt’s been a blazing hot summer here in Michigan. Thankfully, I made plenty of smoothie Popsicles to keep me cool :)

Popsicles were one of my favorite snacks growing up and I see lots of kids eating them today. Unfortunately, the majority of Popsicles are loaded with sugar and far from healthy.

Turning the unhealthy into healthy is what I’m all about. These blueberry yogurt smoothie Popsicles are not only nutritious, but very flavorful and you won’t feel guilty eating them or giving them to your children.

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Strawberry Ice Cream Smoothie

Strawberry Ice Cream SmoothieThis is my new favorite snack on a hot summer day. Blend frozen strawberries with just enough liquid for a thick, cold, ice cream like consistency. Otherwise known as a bowl of deliciousness.

Strawberry season was fast and furious this year. We loaded up and froze 2 flats worth, which is 16 quarts. They are supposed to last several months, but at the rate I’ve been making this strawberry ice cream they’re not going to last nearly that long.

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Mango Yogurt Smoothie

Mango Yogurt SmoothieMango time! Tickle your taste buds with this simple, yet flavorful and nutritious mango yogurt smoothie.

It seemed like it took an eternity for the mangoes I received in a recent Door to Door Organics delivery to ripen. Once they did, I went to town. There were many parties in my mouth including one from this smoothie :)

Not only are mangoes delicious, they impart some nice health benefits as well. Those health benefits include:

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Citrus Yogurt Smoothie

Citrus Yogurt Smoothie

What do you do with a tangerine, lime, and yogurt?

Blend into a delicious and nutritious smoothie, of course.

Besides being tasty little dudes, tangerines offer some nice health benefits such as being high in potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C (think antioxidants). They’re also a good source of dietary fiber, which improves digestion and promotes regular bowel movements, are good for your skin and hair, and the flavonoids in tangerines provide anticancer properties.

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