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Thursday, April 06, 2006
My Big Fat Greek Smoothie Drink
I make a smoothie of sorts for me every afternoon. Since I never eat enough fruit, I have decided this is one way I can get my daily requirement of fruit all at once! LOL ~ so naturally, I can't drink these at nite because of all the sugar in them ~ it keeps me up late. So that's why I drink them here at work ~ it gives me enough energy to get thru the day & I get my fruit!

I use a blender & add 1 banana, approximately 5-6 huge frozen strawberries & approximately 8 ounces of orange juice. You don't need to put ice cubes in because the frozen strawberries serve that purpose. Blend for about 30 seconds & you get a wonderful cold drink!


11 Comments:
Blogger Michael said...
Ok I am totally buying a blender this weekend. I am missing out on the smoothie goodness at home and I love them!

Blogger Stacie said...
This sounds yummy Marianna! I make smoothies too, but not often enough..I like frozen peaches and frozen grapes as well, with fresh oranges, apples, and bananas...I use yogurt as the liquifier...YUMMMM and it adds calcium or some healthy junk like that :) Stacie

Blogger Useless Man said...
Tell me this will make me healthy...

Even if it doesn't, please tell me. i need to enjoy some food again!

Blogger Gina said...
Can't wait to give this a go. I'm stuck on frozen juice pops at the moment.

Blogger Jeph said...
Since I started with a personal trainer this past year (trying to beef up and get all hunky at the ripe old age of 37), I was also getting unrequested "friendly diet advice". (Honestly, I didn't need to hear I have too much of a sweet tooth!) Heh heh...

Anyhow, one VERY important suggestion was to get in a lot of protein right after work outs - the muscles need it for rebuilding. Protein powder? Ew - sounded gross.

But I picked up the cheapest smallest bag of banana flavored protein powder at GNC, gave it a try, and wow was I hooked. Granted, I don't just stir it into water. I drop a scoopful or two in the blender with a banana, maybe some ice, 2% Lactaid milk and/or apple juice (usually just the milk) and whatever fruit I'm in the mood for.

Recently frozen chunks of mango are AMAZING in this.

Tried cubed cantelope this morning - leftover from yesterday's cookout. Adding it to a smoothie doesn't make the slightly unripe cantelope taste any better.

And yes, I've also done the frozen mixed berries or, like you, frozen strawberries - good stuff, but ya get seeds.

I've also tried chocolate and strawberry protein powders - not AS good. Chocolate and banana together - yum!

I don't recommend adding peanut butter, unless you like that thicker texture.

I've also added a small carton of yogurt and/or drizzle of honey - both are a good addition!

So if you find you could use a little more protein in your diet as well - give it a whirl!

Blogger Weeding the Garden said...
I am a huge smoothie maker.. I try almost all fruit.. My favorite is fresh pineapple (not from a can), strawberries and blueberry with a tablespoon of honey.. Delish!!

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Blogger Sandra said...
I'm a terrible cook but even I can make this! And you're right, it is a good way to get your fresh fruits in for the day. Thanks, I'm trying this!

Blogger Dee said...
I am going to try this. It looks great.

Blogger nlocco said...
i name it greekchikie-smoothie ;)

Blogger Dee said...
Oh, that looks so good. I like the pineapple, strawberry banana one I make but I think I will try that.