Smart Smoothies

Learn how to make delicious vitamin-packed power drinks with this recipe.

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Chef Mary Corpening Barber shares recipes for making delicious smoothies for half the price of store-bought ones.

Energizer Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup orange segments
1/2 cup grapefruit segments
1/2 cup orange sherbet
1/2 cup strong-brewed Earl Grey tea (2 bags per cup)
ice cubes

Preparation: Combine ingredients in blender. This is great before a workout — you get the energy without the caffeine jitters.

14-Carrot Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 cup soft silken tofu
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/4 tsp. grated fresh ginger
pinch of salt
12 cup chilled carrot juice
2 Tbs. orange juice concentrate
1 Tbs. lemon juice

Preparation: Combine ingredients in the blender.

C-Breeze Cold Buster Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup diced kiwi
1-3/4 cup diced cantaloupe
1 cup orange sherbet

Preparation: Combine ingredients in the blender.

Tips

  • Store fruit that is nearly past its prime (speckled bananas are a good example) in a plastic zippered bag in the freezer so it is ready to go when you want make a smoothie.

  • Blend a smoothie and freeze it. Take it with you for later, and when you are ready to drink it, it will have thawed but still be nice and slushy. This is great for kids headed to a ball practice.

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