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Fruit Smoothies

Memorial Day weekend is almost here, which means summer will be in full swing before you know it!

Strawberry Tropical Swirly Smoothies

Like many of you, I will be cranking up the grill for the first time this year getting my barbecue on. I’ve got all of my recipes ready and prepped to go, which include these Strawberry Tropical Swirly Smoothies.

I am such a big fan of smoothies (in fact I consider myself a bit of a smoothie guru). There isn’t a drink more refreshing, healthy and delicious in my opinion. I drink one smoothie per day. It is usually my breakfast of choice because of its fast ease and convenience. When the weather begins to change, so do my selections of smoothies. I adore making them with whatever is in season, which is why I opted for this strawberry flavor.

Strawberry Tropical Swirly Smoothies

Looking on BHG’s website, I ran into these fun Raspberry-Citrus Swirly Smoothies that looked so awesome! The swirl of different flavors was such a genius idea. I decided to change the flavors to strawberry, pineapple and coconut.

One of my favorite tropical drinks is the Lava Flow, which is a mix of pina colada and strawberry flavors. This smoothie definitely brings all of those exciting flavors together seamlessly. To create this recipe for yourself, simply make the following small changes to the recipe:

  • Replace the raspberries with strawberries.
  • Add 1/2-3/4 cup frozen pineapple to the smoothie base (go up to 1 cup if you really love pineapple).
  • Replace some of the vanilla yogurt with a coconut flavor.
  • Add a bit more liquid like cold water or even coconut milk if it is harder to blend due to the addition of pineapple.

Strawberry Tropical Swirly Smoothies

The end result is a smoothie recipe that makes you think you are on a tropical island lounging by the beach. The flavor is intense without being overwhelming, and these drinks are the perfect beverages to serve on a hot day by the grill. I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day filled with some fun in the sun. One thing’s for sure: I will certainly make a couple of these to have on deck all holiday weekend.


Mixed Berry-Pineapple Smoothie

Happy New Year friends! I’m very excited to be visiting Delish Dish again today. I’m Zainab and I blog over at Blahnik Baker, where I share everyday classic desserts with seasonal updates and my love for shoes. There’s always something beautiful to make any occasion memorable (check out some of our recipes). I hope you can come visit!!

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to press reset on many facets of our lives, especially our diets. It’s time to take a look at what we are eating, how is it helping us live the life we want to live and what kind of changes we might be able to make to our current habits to make things even better.

Of course most people call these resolutions, intentions or goals. Whatever you call it, it is the perfect time to evaluate and act! Start with small changes like a great breakfast or snack smoothie. When I saw this Blueberry- Pineapple Smoothie in the archives of Better Homes & Gardens, I was excited to add some tropical flavors to my mornings.

I love smoothie recipes because they are always a guide and I can add in/ substitute my favorite fruits and greens. This basic recipe calls for blueberries but I substituted that for mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries). I also increased the amount of pineapples to ½ cup and removed the bananas. Adding some coconut milk instead of orange juice to the mix, it was a tropical bliss in one glass!  ( I won’t tell if you don’t that there is a heaping 2 cups of spinach hiding in this glass)

I hope you try this smoothie soon – everyone in your family will enjoy it!

 


Hi Delish Dish readers; my name is Sylvie Shirazi and I’m the recipe developer, food photographer and real food lover behind Gourmande in the Kitchen.

I love spending time in the kitchen creating simple, seasonal, whole-food recipes that are fresh and free of processed ingredients with minimal preparation. I’m especially excited to share this Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie recipe with you today as it has quickly become one of my favorites.

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As temperatures climb frosty drinks offer a welcome salvation from the heat, especially when you can barely stand the thought of a hot meal.  Even when it’s hot outside and my appetite isn’t what it used to be, I’m always happy to sip on something cool and refreshing like a smoothie.

Blueberries and pineapple are a winning combination and this meal in a glass is bursting with berries, pineapple and greens.

Super refreshing and filling thanks to the fiber from the greens and fruit, it really hits the spot on a hot summer day.  I absolutely love it for breakfast; quick, easy and nutritious it’s a great way to start off the day.  Pour it into a thermal cup if you’re running low on time in the mornings and need to get out the door in a hurry.

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I used this Better Homes and Garden Blueberry-Pineapple Smoothie recipe as a base to build my own creation by swapping out a few fruits and adding in a couple extras:

  • First I swapped out the baby spinach for an equal mix of greens like kale and chard.
  • I left out the banana and yogurt and used a cup of coconut milk instead for a similarly creamy feel.
  • I sometimes add a scoop of protein powder or chia seeds for an extra boost.
  • Next I upped the pineapple to ½ a cup for a more prominent taste which adds a nice hit of acidity that balances out the richness of the coconut milk.
  • Lastly I left out the orange juice as I found the smoothie to be sweet enough without it.

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The result is a cool, colorful and satisfying smoothie that just might become your new favorite too!


Hey everyone!  It’s Ali here, from Gimme Some Oven, and I’m stoked to be joining BHG and Delish Dish to share a month of tasty drink recipes with you.  Because while I love to create delicious meals, especially the quick and easy and seasonable ones that I usually share on my blog, I always love to serve up a good drink to go along with it.  Sometimes those include cocktails, sometimes a refreshing glass of freshly-brewed iced tea, or sometimes even just a simple fruit- or herb-infused water.  But when it comes to breakfast, most days of the week my glass is filled with a big green smoothie.  And as you might have guessed from the title, that’s what we’re talking about today!

I don’t know if you have looked at the section of smoothie recipes on BHG’s website recently, but there are tons of fabulous recipes to choose from!

I happen to be obsessed with keeping fresh pineapple on hand.  And I happen to also love coconut.  So when I ran across their pina colada smoothie recipe, I knew it sounded right up my alley.  But I can’t resist throwing a big handful of spinach into just about every smoothie that I make.  So I decided to turn this one into a green pina colada smoothie.  It’s super easy to make!

Just start with some delicious fresh pineapple.

Add in your coconut milk (I subbed in the lighter coconut milk from the carton, instead of the can), and some bananas.

Then add in your yogurt (I used plain lowfat Greek) and some honey (well hello there, bear!).

Then finish it off with a splash of vanilla and a big handful of fresh spinach.

Pop that lid on, and blend it all up to green perfection.

The result?  A sweet, healthy, rich, and delicious smoothie that is perfect for breakfast or any meal of the day.  Now this Kansas girl just needs a beach to go with this pina colada smoothie.  ;)

So hop on over to the recipe page for this Pina Colada Smoothie and blend up one for yourself!


Raspberry Citrus Smoothies / Jennifer Chong for BHG

Hi! Jennifer here again. I love making smoothies with my breakfast – I usually have a green smoothie (pineapple, banana, kale, spinach, and some coconut water) and a bacon, egg and spinach scramble for breakfast these days. I decided to change up my routine and make this yummy raspberry-citrus ‘swrilly’ smoothie mine didn’t turn out so swrilly, but it might have been because I used a coconut yogurt instead? I liked the combination of the tangy raspberry and orange juice with the creaminess from the yogurt and banana. It was like my breakfast dessert! You can find the Raspberry-Citrus Smoothie recipe here.

While I was enjoying my smoothie, I was catching up my blog reading and was reminded by my friend Joanna that I had a Zoku Popscicle Maker (makes popsicles in less than 9 minutes!) that I still haven’t used since I bought it a year ago. So set on a mission I decided to make my first Zoku pops! First pops were a success, I just added a little bit of milk to the yogurt mixture for easy pouring. You can also make this with a regular popsicle mold too it just takes a little bit longer! :) See the recipe below.

Raspberry Citrus Smoothie Popsicle / Jennifer Chong for BHG
Raspberry Citrus Smoothie Popsicle / Jennifer Chong for BHG

Ingredients
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
1/2 cup orange juice
2 6 ounce vanilla yogurt
1 ripe banana, peeled, cut up, and frozen
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup of milk

Recipe
1. In a blender combine raspberries and juice. Cover and blend until smooth. Move liquid into an easy pouring pitcher.
2. Clean blender, then combine milk, yogurt, banana, honey, and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth. You want to make sure the liquid is thin enough to pour.
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WITH A ZOKU
3. Pour 2 ounces of the yogurt mixture into the Zoku and let sit for 6 minutes, then top the remaining mold with the raspberry mixture and wait another 4 minutes or until pop is molded (Shouldn’t be more than 12 minutes).

WITH POPSCICLE MOLD
3. Fill the popscicle mold 1/3 full with the yogurt mixture and place the molds into the freezer, allow yogurt to completely freeze then top the remaining mold with the raspberry mixture. Allow mix to complete freeze and enjoy!

Raspberry Citrus Smoothies / Jennifer Chong for BHG
What’s your favorite smoothie combination? Ever tried it as a popscicle!?

Jennifer

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Jennifer Chong is a designer and photographer with a big heart (and stomach) for all things food! She is also the author of a lifestyle blog focused on travel, food and design – blog.jchongstudio.com. When she isn’t working, she can be found playing beach volleyball, continent hopping (four so far!) or searching for some delightful treats to devour! You can also follow Jennifer on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for more!


I have been using greek yogurt in everything lately! I find it’s especially good in smoothies, adding a rich creaminess. I modified this Fruit Smoothie recipe, adding mangoes, pineapple and berry juice. I like to freeze the fruit first, which adds a nice frothiness.  (You can also just add ice). Any berry juice blend will work- look for raspberry, strawberry or blueberry.

Ingredients:

1/3c frozen chopped pineapple

1/3c frozen slided mango

1/2c greek yogurt

1/2c berry juice

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add ice for extra frothiness. Makes 1-2 smoothies.

The Forest Feast is a blog by Erin Gleeson full of simple, colorful vegetable based recipes with photos and watercolor illustration. After working for many years as a food photographer in NYC, Erin moved to a cabin in the woods where she is currently working on The Forest Feast Cookbook. Follow Erin on Twitter and  Instagram, @theforestfeast.


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