Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies

Published on September 22, 2013

What might possibly be the most fun thing you can do with summer and fall peaches is to make these absolutely delicious drinks. One taste and you’ll be saying ‘Who would have known there was such a thing as a healthy milkshake!’ You can find smoothies served everywhere in town but the best ones are the ones you make right at home.

So here’s your secret to making them so creamy. When the peaches and mangos are at their peak, remove the pits, cut them into squares the size of ice cubes, lay them on a cookie sheet and put the cookie sheet in the freezer. When the fruit cubes are frozen slide them into zip lock bags. You can freeze bananas once they are ripe and strawberries work well too. Don’t buy store bought frozen fruit. They blanch the fruit before they freeze it and if you do it yourself, you can freeze them when they have the most taste and nutrition. I haven’t tried frozen vegetables. I have wanted to have as much as I can fresh so the enzymes are there to help digest them and still have a chilled, milkshake-like consistency. Freezing slows down but does not destroy the enzymes in fruits and vegetables.

Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies

Almond and Strawberry, Peach or Mango Green Smoothie

Ingredients

Instructions

Place the water, almonds, honey, banana, spinach and kale, whey powder and seeds in a Vita Mix. Blend on high until well blended. Add the frozen fruit and ice and blend on high until  smooth.

Cashew, Date and Banana Chocolate Green Smoothie

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Ingredients

Instructions

Blend water, cashews, dates, honey, cocoa powder, avocado, protein powder and superfood until smooth. Add frozen banana and ice and blend until smooth.

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