Chocolate Blueberry Banana Power Smoothie

Chocolate Blueberry Banana Power Smoothie

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Chocolate Blueberry Banana Power Smoothie
I've refined this recipe little by little over time to balance flavor, nutirition and texture in a way that I can throw it together daily in five minutes or less (including blending time). The inspiration comes from my parents' favorite frozen custard "concrete" -- banana blueberry flavor.
Chocolate Power Smoothie
Course Smoothie
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Main Smoothie
Texture
Course Smoothie
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Main Smoothie
Texture
Chocolate Power Smoothie
Instructions
  1. Creating the smoothie: Pour/place all ingredients EXCEPT chia seeds, banana and blueberries into blender. Blend at top speed for one minute. Turn off.
    Smoothie Ingredients
  2. Creating the texture: Place remaining ingredients into blender, and blend quickly on medium speed; 2-4 seconds should be fine. You're really just chopping up ingredients at this point.
    Bananas and Blueberries and Chia
  3. Pour into glass and serve immediately, or take with you.
    Smoothie
Recipe Notes

If you don't like your smoothies with a lot of texture, include the blueberries in the initial smoothie mix. You can put the bananas and chia in that mixture, but know that they will both increase the mixture's thickness.

 

Jamba Juice’s Banana Berry Smoothie

Jamba Juice’s Banana Berry Smoothie

Jamba Juice's Banana Berry Smoothie
Serves 2
Jamba Juice is one of the biggest smoothie/juice chains in the country. (And they only use Vitamix!) Here's a look under the (blender) lid at one of their most popular smoothies.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup apple juice
  2. 3/4 cup Kern's strawberry nectar
  3. 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
  4. 1 banana, sliced
  5. 1 scoop raspberry sherbet
  6. 1 scoop vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt
  7. 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients on high for 45-60 seconds. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. With the juice, fruit, and frozen desserts, there's a fair amount of sugar in this one. Consider this recipe a dessert smoothie, and invite over a friend to share it.
  2. A big banana berry thanks to www.SeaSaltWithFood.com for the great, fruity pic.
Adapted from TopSecretRecipes.com
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Jamba Juice's Banana Berry Smoothie

4th of July Blast Smoothie

4th of July Blast Smoothie

4th of July Blast Smoothie
Serves 2
Boom! Crash! Blackberries! Light some smoothie fireworks this 4th of July with this fruit-tastic smoothie explosion!
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
3 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
3 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup fresh blackberries
  2. 5 large strawberries
  3. 1 large banana, peeled
  4. 1/3 cup orange juice
  5. 1/4 cup spinach
  6. 2 cups ice
  7. 1 teaspoon agave, honey, or Stevia or to taste (optional)
  8. 1 tbsp Navitas Naturals Goji Berries
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in Vitamix on 10 or high for 30-45 seconds. For a thinner smoothie, add 1/4 cup water or more. Garnish with strawberry, blackberry, and coconut flakes (or something white).
Notes
  1. Spinach is optional and might change the color a bit. Feel free to leave out.
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
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4th of July Blast Smoothie

Pear Avocado Smoothie

Pear Avocado Smoothie

Pear Avocado Smoothie
A nice, simple and sweet smoothie that balances tanginess, a thick and creamy consistency, and different fruit-sugar elements.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large pear, chopped
  2. 1/2 cups green grapes
  3. 1/4 avocado
  4. 2 teaspoons honey, stevia, or apple juice
  5. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  6. 1 tbsp chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients (except pecans) in container and blend, on high, for 30-45 seconds. Pour into glass, then top with reserved pecans. Voila.
Notes
  1. Image courtesy of livelighter.org.
Adapted from Be Well Buzz
Adapted from Be Well Buzz
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Pear Smoothie

Mega Fruit Smoothie

Mega Fruit Smoothie

Mega Fruit Smoothie
Yields 3
Lotsa fruit. Smoothified.
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Ingredients
  1. • 1/2 cup green or red grapes
  2. • 2-3 strawberries with stems
  3. • 1/2 banana
  4. • 1/4 medium Gala apple
  5. • 1 whole orange, peeled
  6. • 1/2 cup pineapple, rind removed
  7. • 1/2 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients on high for 30-45 seconds.
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