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Blender Drinks and Smoothie Recipes

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Our family decided we wanted to eat healthier, so we went out and got a blender. The first one I bought was broke in 3 days, and it was a name brand. What happened was, I was blending some veggies, and that plastic cap slipped down through the square rubber lid, and caught in the blades and snapped the base.

I took it back to the store and picked out a Hamilton Beach blender, and I like it so very much more, and it runs quieter than the first blender. I don't want to say the name of the first blender, but I am going to recommend you getting a Hamilton Beach blender. But since you are already here, you must already have a blender, so here's some recipes that came with the Hamilton Beach blender we bought.

My Favorite Smoothie

  • 4 or 5 strawberries
  • 4 or 5 grapes
  • 1 banana, broke in 4 pieces
  • orange juice

Place all fruit in a blender (or use your Immersion Blender.) Blend on high until smooth. Then add some orange juice to the consistancy you like. Enjoy.

My Note: A great, easy fruit drink to make. This summer I have froze some bananas, strawberries, grapes, and orange juice. So, whenever I would like a smoothie this winter, I already have the ingredients.


  • 8 oz yogurt (any flavor)
  • 1 cup juice (any flavor)
  • 2 cups fruit (may use 2-3 types)
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.

My Note: When I make fruit smoothies, the fruit is already cold from being in the fridge. So, I don't add ice. Another thing is, we bought a "hand-held" blender that came with it's own mixing glass. So, I put in strawberries, grapes, and a banana, blend it, and then add some orange juice, and re-blend. It's a great, easy fruit drink to make.

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

  • 1 can (11.5 oz.) pineapple-orange juice concentrate
  • 1&1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 ripe banana, broken into pieces

Place all ingredients in blender jar; cover.
Pulse on Ice Breaker 45 seconds or until desired consistency.

Strawberry Smoothie

  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice

Place all ingredients in blender jar; cover.
Pulse, then blend until smooth.

Banana Berry Smoothie

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana, broken into pieces
  • 8 oz. vanilla or strawberry yogurt

Place all ingredients in blender jar; cover.
Pulse on Ice Breaker 45 seconds or until desired consistency.

Lemon Strawberry Freeze

  • 2 cups cold lemonade
  • 1 cup whole frozen strawberries

Place lemonade into blender jar, and process on high speed.
With blender running, remove filler-cap and drop in berries one at a time.

Cranberry Drink

  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 can ginger ale
  • 1 cup ice

Place all ingredients in blender jar; cover.
Blend on high speed for 20 seconds or until smooth.

Carrot Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
  • 4 small carrots cutup
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 ice cubes

Put everything in blender but ice. Cover and press button for 10 to 15 seconds. While motor is running, remove center cover and drop in ice cube one at a time. Makes 2 servings.
Recipe from a 1970 recipe book

Vegetable Cocktail

  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 stalk celery cutup
  • 1 raw carrot cut up
  • 1/2 small onion cut up
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or lime juice
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • dash of Tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash pepper

Put all ingredients into container. Cover and press button 11 for 15 seconds. Makes 1 serving.
Recipe from a 1970 recipe book

Milk Shake

  • 4 cups of milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped ice
  • 1/2 pint vanilla ice cream

Place all ingredients in a tightly covered container and shake, or place in a blender and mix. Pour into tall glasses. Top with additional ice cream before serving.
Recipe from 1961

  • Banana: Add 2 large bananas, mashed and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate: Add 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • Maple: Add 3/4 cup Maple syrup
  • Strawberry: Add 1 1/2 cups sweetened crushed strawberries
  • Vanilla: Add 4 teaspoons vanilla

Food for Thought:
"Joy is not in things, it is in us."

Have a great day!
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