Showing posts with label Smoothies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smoothies. Show all posts

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Double Banana Peanut Butter Milkshake...

  
Being a runner I am trying to add more fruit to my diet and eat more bananas.

I love milkshakes and smoothies and this a great way having something fruity, healthy and tasty. I have found out that adding more bananas and less milk to this recipe makes the milkshakes very creamy, tasty and oh so yummy. Had this milkshake 3 times last week and once this week, now need to try some different ones.

Warning tastes so moreish!!! 



Ingredients

  • 2 bananas ( ripe ones taste better )
  • 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter ( my favourite is Whole Earth )
  • 100ml Skimmed milk

Method

  • Peel and chop the banana
  • Add all 3 ingredients to a smoothie maker
  • Place on settings mix for 1 minute then smooth for 1 minute then mix for 30 seconds

Serve straight away...


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Fruit Smoothies..


Getting the children to have more fruit is a lot easier and quicker in smoothies, we have made this one a few times and they love it, me too ...

 Serves 3

Ingredients

200g Chopped Pineapple

200g Strawberries

3 Kiwi

3 Oranges

100g Water

 100g Pineapple juice

Method

Take the pineapple, kiwi and oranges out of their skins, hull the strawberries and chop all the fruit up

Place the fruit, water and pineapple juice in a smoothie maker

 30 seconds on mix, 30 seconds on smooth

Sever straight away

Yum!!

Only just over a week left of the holiday, I still have school shoes, trainers and p.e kits to shop for. Has everyone else got what they need for back to school?

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Morning Boost Raspberries And Blueberries Smoothie...

My morning boost raspberries and blueberries smoothie which I made to cheer myself up today after a fall in the woods when out running with my friends. I had decided I was going to be more healthier today getting some exercise done now the children are back to school after half term and inset day.

I near ran to the biscuit tin but didn't let the fall distract me !!

My tweet after my run~ (which made it into our local paper)

You know that your a runner when you trip over in the woods, mess all your knee up and the first thing you do is quickly stop your Garmin,


Serves 1 large

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Banana
  • 100g Fresh Raspberries
  • 100g Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 small Apricots
  • 55g Apricot fromage frais
  • 125ml Skimmed Milk

Method

  • Chop banana, wash rasperries, blueberries place in smoothie maker.
  • Take stones out of Apricots and add.
  • Place milk and fromage frais in smothhies maker.
  • Place settings to mix for 30 seconds.
  • Then smooth for 30 seconds.
  • Place through sieve to catch little pips.
  • Serve straight away.





Wednesday, 1 May 2013

On Your Way To 5 A Day : Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop...

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Clairejustineoxox and judyh-jsthoughts where you can link up your Wordless / not so Wordless Wednesday photo posts each week...



Sunday, 24 February 2013

Orange, Avocado and Pineapple Juice Smoothie ...

I love anything with avocados in it at the minute and smoothies are so much fun to make...

Serves 1
 

Ingredients

2 Small avocados

1 Orange

150 ml Pineapple Juice from concentrated

Handful or 2 of crushed ice

Method

Slice the avocado in half ,twist and take the stone out and slice.

Peel the orange ,slice and take any pips out.

Place all ingredients into a smoothie maker and set speed to 30 seconds on mix then 30 seconds on smooth.

Serve straight away.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Peachy Yogurt Milkshake...



This is a smoothie I made when we had some bad snow and did not have fresh fruit around the house so looking for bits in the cupboard to make my milkshake.

I made this peachy yogurt milkshake which tastes sweat, sour and very moreish all rolled into one!!

Ingredients


100g Drained peach slices from a tin ( fresh would be best)

100g Natural yogurt

100g Chocolate ice cream

Handful ice cubes

Tables spoon chocolate sprinkles to taste

Method

Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix for 30 seconds

Serve straight away




Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Strawberries and Kiwi Smoothies : Runstreak Day 50...


Serves 1

Ingredients

100 g washed and chopped strawberries

1 peel and sliced kiwi

1 x 100g pot of multi fruit yogurt drink

100ml skimmed milk

Strawberry for decoration

Method

Place all ingredients into a smoothie maker and mix for 30 second

Smooth for 30 seconds

Sere straight away




Had all kinds of weather this week from snow to sunshine but manage to keep running thoughout it all. Started going back to running club last week to add some speed work into my training...

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Banana And Blueberry Smoothie ...


Time for a smoothie recipe?

 Not posted any smoothies for a while so here goes.... 

Banana and blueberries 

Oh so yummy ...


Serves 1

Ingredient

  • 100g Blueberries
  • 1 Teaspoon honey
  • 2 Small bananas
  • 50g Natural yogurt
  • 100ml Semi Skimmed milk
  • Handful of ice cubes

Method

  • Place all ingredients into a smoothie maker and mix for 30 seconds then smooth for 30 seconds
  • Serve straight away
  • Enjoy :)


Saturday, 26 January 2013

Vitamin C Smoothie...



Yeah I love smoothies...

A quick and easy way to get onto track of having some of your 5 a day!

Today I have a yummy looking guest post to share, full of vitamin C!!

This one serves 3


Ingredients

  • 200g or 2 large handfuls of fresh blackberries or a mix of blackberries and blueberries
  • 600 ml or a 1pt beer glass of sweetened soya milk
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • A tsps of runny honey

Method

  • Blitz all the ingredients together in a liquidiser or food processor until smooth and frothy.
  • Serve straight away.


About this post -

Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries


Saturday, 12 January 2013

Banana And Avocado Smoothie ...

Still smoothie-ing my way through the year, making healthier and not so healthy smoothies. Also #Runstreak-ing my way through the year ( running everyday ) for as longs as I can.

Every year on New Years Day me my husband and 2 sons all made a little fun challenge and see who can run everyday the longest as of yet  my husband stopped due to being really ill, my 2nd youngest had a day off, so its in between me and my oldest son (18) now!! bring it on as I'm still in the challenge and feeling fresh!! ha ha.

Today I'm sharing a banana and avocado smoothie, as I love avocados and banana are so good for you and filling.

Yesterday I managed to run 5 miles and today I got a just over 6 miles run in.

Serves 1


Ingredients

  • 1 Large banana
  • 1 Small avocado
  • 1 Medium pear
  • 1 tbsp Nutella
  • 120 ml Semi skimmed milk
  • Handful of ice cubes

Method

  • Peel the pear and remove the pips, peel banana, take the stone out the avocado and peel.
  • Chop all the fruit into chunks and place in a smoothie maker.
  • Add the milk and ice cubes.
  • Mix for 30 seconds then smooth for 30 seconds.
  • Serve straight away.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Carrot And Beetroot Smoothie, Runstreak Day 10...

Hard work on the tired legs trying to run everyday, but still managing to do my #runstreak.

Nearly had to stop my challenge on Tuesday as I had planned to run with friends at the running club that night, I had a shock when I arrived home from school ( long story short I found my husband very poorly on the floor with a bad case of vertigo ) 1 hour after phoning the NHS direct help line and the doctors I had to run to pick up a prescription up for some strong medicine.

Even though I didn't want to run I still got my 3 miles run in that day,really need to get back into the car again after 10 years off driving!!. On Wednesday morning I managed just under 6 miles and another 5 today.

Today I'm sharing a healthy smoothies with beetroot. I've heard they say  beetroot can improve running ...

Serves 1-2


Ingredients

  • 200g Peeled and chopped carrots
  • 100g Cooked  pre packed beetroot, cut into slices
  • 100g Washed and chopped celery
  • 1 Red apple,core removed and chopped
  • 250 ml Red grape juice from concentrate
  • 2 Handfuls of ice cubes
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  • Place the chopped carrots,beetroot,celery and apple and place into a smoothie maker.
  • Pour the grape juice inside.
  • Place the ice cubes in.
  • Add a little salt and pepper to taste.
  • Set speed to mix for 1 minute then smooth for 30 seconds.
  • Serve straight away.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Kit Kat Milkshake And #Runstreak Day 7 ...


Yesterday I mention I was going to make a sweet smoothie with a Kit Kat inside.

We still have a few which we brought over Christmas and I've had my eye on one all week before they disappear.  I made this tasty milkshake, it was just what I needed after a long 12 miles run in the morning...


Ingredients

  • 1 four fingered Kit Kat
  • 50g ( 1 big scoop ) chocolate ice cream
  • 50g ( 1 big scoop ) vanilla ice cream
  • 100ml Semi skimmed milk
  • 1 large banana
  • Handful of ice cubes

Method

  • Break the kit Kat up into small pieces and place in the smoothie maker with the chocolate and vanilla ice cream, milk, chopped banana and ice cubes into a smoothies maker.
  • Mix for 30 seconds
  • Smoothie for 30 seconds
  • Serve straight away

Today running- I ran just over 5 and  half miles, felt ok and surprisingly not tired with my 41 miles ran last week....

Days ran this year 7/7 #runstreak

Miles ran this month 46

Workouts 7

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Prune And Banana Breakfast Smoothie ...


Started off the new year with a nice,tasty and sweet breakfast smoothies.

This is one of many ideas I have floating around my head, trying to get away from chocolate and cakes and eating more fruit.

What better way of still having something sweet and more healthier for you than chocolate?

A nice tasty smoothie...


Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 150ml Semi Skimmed milk
  • 1 Large or 2 small ripe bananas chopped
  • 8 Ready to eat dried prunes halved and stones taken out
  • 4 Heaped tbsp of muesli
  • Handful of ice

Method

  • Place the milk, chopped banana, halved prunes, muesli and ice into a smoothie maker.
  • Place the settings to mix for 30 second.
  • Then smooth for 30 seconds.
  • Pour and serve straight away.

Tips : Will go thicker due to muesli best to use a straw if goes a little thicker at bottom add a splash of water or milk and stir...

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Watermelon, Banana, Avocado And Orange Smoothie ...


Getting some recipes ready for juicing my way through 2013. With starting my London marathon training after Christmas what better way to get some added vitamins inside you than a smoothie?

I have been writing down lots of smoothies recipes to try ( Healthy and some no so  healthy!!)

 Some packed full of fruit, some with ice cream and some with cream in, so many good ideas I can't wait to try them all. This is the first time as an adult I have tried an avocado and I am now in love with them, I remember trying one at my aunties house when I was little and not liking them so I was surprised how yummy they are...

Serves 1-2


Ingredients

  • 250g Watermelon
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 orange
  • 100ml concentrated orange juice
  • Few handfuls of ice
  • 1 Tsp honey to taste

Method

  • Remove the skin and seeds from some watermelon , peel the banana, take the stone out off the avocado and peel ,remove the orange peel and take out any pips.
  • Chop the fruit and place in a smoothie maker
  • Pour in the orange juice and ice cubes
  • In a smoothie maker place the settings to mix for 30 second smoothie for 30 seconds
  • Serve straight away


Thursday, 13 December 2012

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie ...




Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, great to enjoy throughout the day or as a great alternative dessert after a Christmas Roast.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (75 g) pumpkin, fresh or canned
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes

Directions

  • Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  • Select Variable 1.
  • Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  •  Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  • Top with whipped cream and a dust of cinnamon.

About this post -

Recipe and photo credit by Vitamix



Tuesday, 25 September 2012

California Prunes Smoothie And Salad...

 California Prune and Mango Smoothie


Serves 6

Preparation time 10 mins


You will need

  • 1 orange
  • 1 mango stoned, peeled and chopped
  • 5 (50g) California prunes roughly chopped
  • 100g low fat natural yoghurt
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk

 Method

  • Grate the rind of the orange then cut off the peel and cut into segments – do this over a bowl to catch the juice. 
  • Place the orange rind and segments in a liquidiser with the remaining ingredients, including the juice, and whiz until smooth.
  • Pour into 2 glasses and drink immediately.

nutrition per serving

179 kcal
protein 7.8g
carbohydrate 33.6g
fat 2.5g
saturated fat 1.4g
fibre 4.6g
sugar 33g
salt 0.8g


Broad Bean, Watercress, Feta and California Prune Salad

Serves 4

Preparation time  25 mins


Ingredients

  • 275g shelled broad beans
  • 50g watercress
  • 100g mange tout roughly chopped
  • 100g California prunes halved
  • 30g pecan nuts roughly chopped
  • 175g feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Method

  • Cook the broad beans in a pan of simmering water until tender, then rinse under cold water and drain. 
  • The broad beans can be eaten like this but are nicer if the tough outer skins are removed. Divide the watercress between 4 plates and top with the broad beans, mange tout, prunes and pecan nuts, then sprinkle with the feta cheese.

Whisk together the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over the salad.

nutrition per serving

415 kcal
protein 27.5g
carbohydrate 34.9g
fat 19.3g
saturated fat 7.2g
fibre 21.7g
sugar 16.3g
salt 0.6g

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Eating Beetroot May Improve Running Speed :Beetroot Juice Recipes...

Eating Beetroot May Improve Running Speed

In the news recently there is more and more stories that beetroot may be good for runners and as I'm now training up for a marathon what better time to share and try some recipes for runners...

Beetroot, pink lady & grapefruit juice

There’s no need to core or peel the apples – the juicer does it all for you!

Makes ~ 2 glasses

Preparation time: none

You’ll need

  • 1 pack of vacuum packed natural cooked beetroot
  • 2 Pink lady apples
  • 1 peeled grapefruit

What to do

  • Put through a juicer.
  • Pour in to glasses and serve.


Beetroot, pear & ginger juice

No need to peel or core the pear, as the juicer does all this for you.

Makes~ 2 glasses

Preparation time~ none

You’ll need

  • 1 pack of vacuum packed natural cooked beetroot
  • 4 pears
  • 2-3 cm grated fresh ginger

What to do

  • Put through a juicer.
  • Pour in to glasses and serve.



Guest Post Credits- Love Beetroot



Monday, 9 July 2012

Monday, 5 March 2012

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 10 : Tangy Pineapple Smoothie....

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought where you can link up all your creative post each week.... what have you all been up to this week?


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I made some Tangy Pineapple Smoothie...



Serves 3-4

Ingredients

  • 250g Pineapple chunks
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1 Clementine
  • 125g pot Natural yogurt
  • 125g pot peach yogurt
  • 150 ml Milk
  • 1 tsp honey

Method

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender or smoothie maker and blend for 30 second ,smoothie for 30 seconds.
  • Sieve if you don't like bits and serve straight away...

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