The Girls Help Daddy Make A Smoothie

You all know how much I enjoy a nice smoothie. So this morning, I decided that’s what would be for breakfast … I enlisted Jaiden and Joey to help me.

The first step is to get out the Vitamix, and gather the ingredients:

I let Jaiden flip the switch to turn on the blender .. apparently it was fun!

Then it was time to enjoy …

Jaiden used her spoon:

While Joey was all about the straw:

mmmmm .. a good time was had by all. I wonder what we’ll do for lunch?

Keep havin FuN!

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Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipes


I love my strawberry banana smoothies. Ever since I restarted the Abs Diet again, I’ve been making smoothies almost every day … and almost every smoothie I make has both strawberries and bananas in them. I guess you could call these two fruits my “smoothie base”. Now I have already posted some of my daily creations on my facebook page, but I thought it might also be nice to also archive them here … both for you to use, and for me to refer back to later if I feel like a want a bit of variety.

So without further adieu, here are a few of my personal smoothie recipes:

Basic Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

  • Frozen Strawberries (6-8)
  • Medium Bananas (1 or 2)
  • Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup)
  • Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop)
  • Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp)
  • Milk 1% (1-2 cups)
  • Ice Cubes (3-5)

Put it all in the Vitamix and blend for about 90 seconds. Should make two servings .. one for now, one for a snack later. mmmm, good :-)

Banana Split Smoothie

  • Frozen Strawberries (6-8)
  • Medium Bananas (1 or 2)
  • Cherries (3-4)
  • Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup)
  • Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop)
  • Cocoa Powder (2 tsp)
  • Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp)
  • Milk 1% (1-2 cups)
  • Ice Cubes (3-5)

Yea, yea I know, all I did was add cherries and cocoa power .. but go ahead and throwin the Vitamix anyway. Blend for about 90 seconds, and enjoy!

Very Berry Banana Smoothie

  • Frozen Strawberries (6-8)
  • Medium Bananas (1 or 2)
  • Frozen Acai Berries (4-5)
  • Frozen Blue or Black Berries (6-8)
  • Frozen Raspberries (6-8)
  • Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup)
  • Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop)
  • Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp)
  • Milk 1% (1-2 cups)
  • Ice Cubes (3-5)

You know the drill … Put it all in the Vitamix and blend for about 90 seconds. :-)

Tropical Smoothie

  • Frozen Strawberries (6-8)
  • Medium Bananas (1 or 2)
  • Pineapple (1 cup, chopped)
  • Frozen Orange Juice (3 Tbsp)
  • Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup)
  • Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop)
  • Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp)
  • Milk 1% (1-2 cups)
  • Water (1/2 cup)
  • Ice Cubes (3-5)

Into the Vitamix it goes. :-)

Nutty Chocolate Banana Smoothie

  • Frozen Medium Bananas (1 or 2)
  • Natural Peanut Butter (2-3 Tbsp)
  • Cocoa Powder (2 tsp)
  • Plain or Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt (1/4 cup)
  • Vanilla Protein Powder (3/4 to 1 scoop)
  • Ground Flax Seed (1 Tbsp)
  • Milk 1% (1-2 cups)
  • Ice Cubes (4-6)

Blend well in the Vitamix … enjoy! :-)

Well, that ought to get you started. I’ll be posting more recipes, as new ideas come to me in the mornings, so check back often.

Til next time ..
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