Irish Mocha Smoothie
1 tray frozen coffee cubes
3 scoops frozen coffee yogurt
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
1/2 cup milk
In a blender process six coffee cubes, frozen yogurt, chocolate syrup, Irish Cream and milk until smooth. Serve in a tall glass.
Yield: 1 smoothie
Jell-O Lime Margarita Smoothie
1/2 cup boiling water
1 package lime Jell-O gelatin
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pineapple tidbits, drained
(fresh can be substituted)
In a blender, pour in boiling water then gelatin powder. Cover and blend for a couple of seconds; scrape sides of container.
To blender, add the ice cream, milk, and pineapple; also add a few handsful of crushed ice. Replace cover and blend until smooth; serve immediately.
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup creme de cacao
1/3 cup Kahlua
Combine ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Serve after dinner.
Mango Raspberry Smoothies
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cubed
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup raspberry frozen yogurt
1 cup ice cubes
1/4 cup fruit juice (cranberry, orange or any juice blend)
Combine all ingredients in a blender container and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses.
Makes 2 servings.
Nutrition per serving: 221 calories, 5.3 g protein, 53 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, .68 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium
1 (20 ounce) can unsweetened pineapple chunks
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons liquid sweetener
Mint leaves (optional)
Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Freeze pineapple chunks.
Place juice, buttermilk, vanilla extract, sweetener and frozen pineapple into a blender container. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with mint, if desired.
1 3/4 cups canned pumpkin, canned, chilled
12 ounces evaporated skim milk, chilled
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup banana, sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
Place all ingredients in blender and blend well. If desired, serve over ice and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Purple Cow Smoothie
1/2 cup grape soda
2 cups vanilla ice cream
10 cubes ice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a blender, combine grape soda, ice cream, ice cubes and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick, add milk until desired consistency is achieved. Pour into glasses and serve.
Yield: 2 cups
1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1 cup hulled and quartered fresh strawberries, frozen
1 cup fresh raspberries, frozen
Combine the yogurt and cranberry juice in a blender. Add the strawberries and raspberries. Blend until smooth.
Pineapple Colada Smoothie
1/3 cup crushed pineapple, slightly drained
1 cup nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
Combine all ingredients in blender. Process until smooth. Serve immediately.
Makes 1 serving.
4 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers amaretto liqueur
4 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers milk
1 cup vanilla ice cream
In a blender combine amaretto, milk and ice cream. Blend until smooth. Pour over ice into 4 glasses.