Food Monday ~ Smoothies

Mango, Banana and Orange Juice
Makes 2-3 glasses

This smoothie is filling and fibre-rich, but you have to drink it more or less straight away, as the bananas and mangoes will give the drink a sludgy grey colour in quite a short time.

1 large mango, peeled, stone removed and sliced
2 bananas, peeled
300ml orange juice

Blend all the ingredients until smooth.   Serve immediately.


Banana Smoothie
Serves 1

1 ripe banana
½ cup non-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar or honey
1 cup crushed ice
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
lime wedge or banana slice, for garnish

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into a large glass and garnish with a lime wedge or banana slice.


Tropical Fruit Smoothie
Serves 2

1 frozen banana
1 cup fresh pineapple
¾ cup soymilk
1 tablespoon honey or sugar (optional)

Blend all of the above ingredients in a food processor or blender for 1-2 minutes, until smooth and creamy.

11 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Smoothies

  1. Maynard

    Grannymar, this post is a big mistake. it will give Rummy liberty to talk, again, about how potent bananas are for old men.

    Rummy, let’s review, one banana a day will produce what?????

    But Grannymar , let me say, you are a “smooth” person.

  2. Tech Unsavvy

    Do you ever throw green things into your smoothies? The color can be off-putting at first, but it’s amazing how well dark leafy greens work with smoothies like yours. Sounds crazy if you’ve never tried it (and you do need a vita-mix or other powerful blender), but now that I have, I can’t drink a smoothie with fruit alone! Great way to get some raw dark greens in–namely kale or spinach.

    And I’m new ’round here, so forgive me if you’ve already discussed this smoothie angle.

  3. Nancy

    “the bananas and mangoes will give the drink a sludgy grey colour in quite a short time.”

    Please tell me exactly how long it takes for the smoothie to turn a “sludgy grey colour”

    I have a person visiting this afternoon and I can’t STAND her but will have to give her something to drink.

    How far in advance of her visit should I make the drink in order for it to turn disgustingly sludgy and grey?

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Smoothie – Some interesting ideas at your place!

    Maynard – I’m saying nuttin! 🙄

    Tech Unsavvy – I like your ideas. Keep them coming!

    Nancy – Our new friend TU has a great idea for you above! It almost has a touch of the naughty school boy about it! 😆

  5. Maynard

    Nancy, I will come over and get rid of her permanently for you. What you say? Give her some “skittle juice” she will not know what hit her.

  6. Nancy

    Thanks, Maynard. I guess by this time they are all asleep over there and we are just getting started.

    So, what is “Skittle Juice”? Is it anything like the Kickapoo Joy Juice L’il Abner used to drink? Do you remember him from the funnies?

  7. Darlene

    I love smoothies and these recipes are ones that even I can follow. I am off to dig that blender out now.

    Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, so if you suffer from leg cramps eat one a day. I do and it works.

  8. Maynard

    Nancy go to Grannymar’s post titled “On the Ledge” dated 4-16-2010, you will find what you need to know about “skittle Juice”.
    I do remember l’il Abner, but I do not remenber the Kangaroo joy juice.

  9. Grannymar Post author

    Nancy & Maynard – I am pleased you are having fun! 😀

    Darlene – Simple, tasty and nourishing with no cooking. All good!


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