Monthly Archives: November 2015


Who doesn’t love smoothies? Okay, some people don’t. My husband didn’t until he tried one of my morning ones. It wasn’t till after he was hooked that he knew what was in it. Sure, he knew strawberries, pineapples, maybe apples, a little mango even oranges went into my smoothies but he was surprised when he found out I also alternate putting in a little turnips, celery, kale, spinach, and lettuce. I wish I had a camera to capture the look on his face when he saw me throwing in some spinach! But even after that he still drinks them.

Some smoothie recopies are a little complex but for the most part there are really simple ones. I usually just experiment. I love mango, strawberries and bananas, so I usually start with those but you can also throw in some pineapples, apples, grapes, peaches….the list goes on.

Here are some simple recipies that you will love.

Simple smoothie recipies


Tropical Smoothies


Tropical Fruit Frostea


Fruit smoothies

These smoothies are great at any time. I have my morning smoothie to start the day, for something a little extra I throw in kale or turnips. You can have it either way.


1 cup boiling water

1 Lipton® Iced Tea Brew Family Size Tea Bag or 3 Lipton® Cup Size Tea Bags

3 Tbsp. sugar

2 cups cut-up fresh pineapple OR 1 pint strawberries, hulled

1 banana, cut into chunks

3 cups ice cubes (about 18 to 24)


1.Pour boiling water over Lipton® Iced Tea Brew Family Size Tea Bag in medium bowl; cover and brew 5 minutes. Remove Tea Bag and squeeze; cool slightly.

2.Process tea, sugar, pineapple and banana in blender. Add ice cubes, one at a time, and process until frosty. Serve immediately. 4-5 servings


Mango, Banana, Strawberry Tropical Smoothie


1/2   mango, diced
1    banana, 
 handful ice cube, crushed
3/4 cup  plain yogurt
6 strawberries, 
3/4 cups  whole