Quarto Cooks, Recipes | 30 May 20183 Smoothies that Only Sound Unhealthy Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Smoothies are awesome. They can quench your thirst, replace a meal, or be a healthy dessert. They’re also a great way to include more greens and other juice boosters into your diet. Below are 3 smoothies that sound indulgent, but are a great source of vitamins and a great way to stay healthy this summer. Get more healthy smoothie and juice recipes in Power Blender Revolution. Sugar Cookie Smoothies Makes 16 to 20 ounces (475 to 570 ml) 1 cup (235 ml) almond milk ⅓ cup (77 g) plain probiotic yogurt ¼ cup (33 g) raw cashews 1 peeled banana, broken into chunks ½ tablespoon (10 g) honey or agave 1 pitted medjool date ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup (120 ml) crushed ice Add the almond milk, yogurt, cashews, banana, honey or agave, date, vanilla, and ice to your blender container. Blend on high until smooth and fully combined. Serve immediately. Peanut Butter and Jam Smoothies Makes 16 to 20 ounces (475 to 570 ml) 1 cup (235 ml) almond milk 1 cup (150 g) red grapes, stems removed 1 peeled banana, broken into chunks 1 cup (30 g) spinach 2 tablespoons (32 g) peanut butter ½ cup (120 ml) crushed ice Add the almond milk, red grapes, banana, spinach, peanut butter, and ice to your blender container. Blend on high until smooth and fully combined. Serve immediately Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothies Makes 16 to 20 ounces (475 to 570 ml) ½ cup (120 ml) canned light coconut milk ½ cup (115 g) plain probiotic yogurt 1 peeled banana, broken into chunks 1 cup (30 g) spinach 1 cup (67 g) kale ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon mint extract 3 tablespoons (33 g) chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips 2 tablespoons (40 g) honey or agave ½ cup (120 ml) crushed ice, plus more if needed Chocolate shavings or additional chocolate chips for serving Add the coconut milk, yogurt, banana, spinach, kale, vanilla, mint extract, chocolate chips, honey or agave, and ice to your blender container. Blend on high until smooth and fully combined, at least 25 seconds. This smoothie tastes better when it’s thick, so you might need to add more ice. Pour into a glass and add chocolate shavings or chips on top. Serve immediately. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: CA: AU: High-horsepower power blenders are revolutionizing the kitchen habits of millions of people. These fast and convenient devices have many of the functions of the food processor, the juicer, and, of course, the old-fashioned, low-horsepower blender. Vanessa Simkins’ Power Blender Revolution is the first general cookook for power-blender owners who want to get the most use and pleasure from their purchase. Power blenders make juices without sacrificing the nutritious fiber that juicing machines can’t handle; they make purees (including baby foods), soups that are silky smooth and light; and they excel with hummus, guacamole, and other dips and spreads. With a little instruction, you’ll be making healthy smoothies for breakfast. When dinner comes rolling around, you’ll know how to make every kind of sauce imaginable, for topping pastas, meats, potatoes, vegetables, and more. Time for dessert? You can’t mix up a faster mousse, or a faster blend of ice-cream ingredients, in any other kind of machine. With expert tips and tricks that help you choose, use, clean, and maintain your machine, and a bounty of more than 300 creative and tasty recipes, this book is an essential companion for anyone who has invested in a power blender. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.