This sweet, summery, and simple vegan smoothie is packed with fruit, nuts, and not much else, but it could definitely pass for dessert.
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This smoothie is inspired by Hoboken NJ's now long-defunct Frozen Monkey cafe, which used to make a similar shake with Tasti D Lite as a base.
This smoothie is a mash-up of a lassi, the Indian yogurt drink, and the spicy mangoes sold by street vendors.
A classed-up version of the thick, frothy orange shake of mall food court fame.
Whether you're craving the vibe of a lazy summer's day or just a tangy, not-too-sweet smoothie, this slightly creamy take on strawberry lemonade will get you there.
This creamy, just-sweet-enough smoothie makes it easy to keep those healthy eating resolutions.
Why should peanut butter and almond butter get all of the smoothie love? This frosty drink is a new twist on the classic combo of bananas and walnuts!
We tend to associate the word "smoothie" with sweet beverages, but savory smoothies like this one are among my favorites. One step beyond a Virgin Mary, this Mary is virtuous because it includes whole celery stalks and tomatoes.
I'm the first to admit skepticism about the term "superfoods"—I think all whole foods (and pizza slices and cheeseburgers) are pretty super when you come right down to it. But I still can't resist a healthy and delicious smoothie packed with some of the most-touted superfoods, including blueberries, almonds, and raw cacao.
In a post-Thanksgiving food coma, it can be tempting to give up on pumpkin altogether for a while. But that would be a shame, because pumpkin has so much to offer in both the flavor and nutrition departments. This healthy smoothie hits all the right flavor notes for a pumpkin dessert, but it hits them lightly. It's a nice way to carry on with the spirit of the season while being good to your body.
Fresh cranberries have so much potential beyond that little dollop of sauce sitting next to the Thanksgiving turkey, but it often goes unexplored. Why not round out your cranberry season with this healthful smoothie? It has a mild cranberry flavor with hints of banana, orange, and spice and is an easy way to pack a little more cranberry goodness into your life before the season disappears.
Let's be honest. Sometimes when we say "smoothie," we mean dessert masquerading as breakfast. Not so for this lean green smoothie, which is packed with nutrients and nutrients only. Don't be fooled, though. It's also delicious. The mango flavor dominates, with the arugula, lemon, and ginger spicing things up just enough to keep it interesting.
You'd never know that there's a salad's worth of spinach in the recipe below, unless you feel like thinking about it to put a smile on your face. Even peppery greens like arugula and mizuna play nicely with fruits and herbs. If you like to experiment with flavor combinations in your mainstream cooking life, you'll enjoy the same creativity with green smoothies.
After reading that the average coffee shop muffin weighs in at around 350 calories, I decided that there had to be another way to get that flavor. That's how the Blueberry Muffin Smoothie was born. This smoothie is creamy and full of blueberries, with just a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of vanilla, making it a little reminiscent of muffin batter.
It's that time of year again. My annual plug for durian, the oft-maligned, odoriferous fruit beloved in Southeast Asia and beyond. Usually, my advice to durian novices is to select a fruit with the least-pungent smelling odor you can find since different kinds of durian will range from mildly cheesy-smelling to gym-locker-stench-evoking. Durian smoothies are a treat on a hot summer's day. You might even get a few durian converts if you serve the fruit in smoothie form, which offers a milder kick of that distinctive cheesy taste.
Before Jamba Juice and Smoothie King took over our morning meals and afternoon snacks, there was the lassi. This yogurt-based beverage has been an Indian tradition for hundreds, and some say thousands, of years. A lassi can be either sweet or savory and is frequently served during the summer to combat the heat. This version is a variation on the tremendously popular North Indian mango lassi, using papaya and citrus for a bright and refreshing drink.
The market is saturated with post-workout beverages, powders and gels, all claiming some health benefit or another. None of them taste very good, and if ever there is a time you deserve a little reward, it's after knocking out a 10K. This potassium-rich smoothie comes together in less than five minutes, and is creamy, rich and satisfying.
You may know Carolyn Cope as Umami Girl. She stops by on Tuesdays with ideas on preparing fruits and vegetables. —The Mgmt. [Photograph: Carolyn Cope] Along with coffee, avocados, and lemons, bananas are one of the top reasons I could...