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Four Great Smoothie Recipes To Mix Up Your Day

June 7th, 2013 Cooking

Smoothies are a great way to combine various fruits and sweets into delicious, nutritious concoctions. Not only do they require limited culinary skills, but they can be enjoyed on the road or in the comfort of your kitchen. Here are a few smoothie recipes you may want to try out.

Green Julius

This recipe from SmoothieWeb.com is a well-rounded beverage packed with vitamins. All it requires is 1 ½ cups of orange juice, 2 mangoes, 2 cups of parsley or spinach as well as 2 cups of ice. You may want to add some simple syrup or apples for added sweetness. Blend well, and if you want a liquid consistency, pour it through a strainer.

Banana Carmel

The Banana Caramel smoothie, also from SmoothieWeb.com, is best enjoyed as a dessert, but you'll find solace in the fact that you're getting a full serving of fruit. Blend 6 ounces of low-fat vanilla yogurt, 1 banana, 1 cup of almond milk (or any type of milk or milk alternative), 1 tablespoon of caramel, 1 cup of ice and just a pinch each of cinnamon, ginger and clove.

Pale Orange Smoothie

The Pale Orange Smoothie is a sweet delight that will definitely give you a much-needed perk in the morning. AllRecipes.com notes that you should mix 1 quart of strawberries with 1 broken-up banana, 2 peaches, 1 cup of orange-peach-mango juice and 2 cups of ice. Blend it well and feel free to add some pure cane sugar.

Strawberry Pineapple

This basic smoothie can be prepared quickly and it'll go down even quicker. Simply blend 1 cup of frozen strawberries, ¾ cup of soy milk, ¾ cup of pineapple juice, ½ cup of vanilla yogurt, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 6 ice cubes and 1 teaspoon of wheat germ. AllRecipes.com reports that you may have to scrape the sides of the blender to get it all.