"Creamy but creamless juice makes a smooth and colorful start to the day." — Nic in the UK
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oranges, peeled and segmented
fresh mint leaves
Because I don't have a juice machine, I added a little orange juice to get the ingredients moving in my blender. I skipped the mint because the kids don't like it. We all enjoyed this. EDITED: I make this often during the summer and add a spoonful or two of nonfat greek yogurt and a little vanilla extract which makes it creamy and delicious--very similar to an Orange Julius but with half the fat!
I don’t have a juice machine, but Hubs wanted a smoothie this morning and these were exactly the fruits I was looking for. An added bonus? – no yogurt. I wasn’t crazy about the idea of pouring this over ice anyway. So I blended the fruits as called for, using twice as many (frozen) raspberries, mainly just to use them up, a handful of ice and some milk to make the blender go. Knowing Hubs would prefer this, I skipped the mint in the mix, using it just for garnish. This worked well and tasted good too – only problem was that it needed some sweetness, so I mixed in Splenda to taste. Hubs loved it. I don’t drink smoothies myself, I just make them, so the final review is his – pleasantly sweet, filling, great, balanced blend of flavors and, surprisingly, he didn’t miss the typical yogurt-based smoothie. (Please note that this recipe calls for a juice machine, not a blender! The blender will not move without added liquid!)
This is a terrific start to a great smoothie. In a blender place a frozen banana, frozen berries and nonfat plain yogurt to make a complete breakfast drink. Delicious! Using orange juice also works well. Experiment!
I am not sure why mine didn't look like the picture? It looked like the color of rasberries. I always put leftover fruit in the freezer and noticed this recipe called to put the drink over ice. So, I put the fruit out to defrost some. It was icy but not frozen when I tried it this morning. However, as I suspected my blender would not budge, without any liquid, so I added 1/4 cup of orange juice since it was in the recipe already. It mainly tasted like a raspberry smoothie. Although, I didn't care for were the raspberry seeds coming through my straw and I thought the mint was a little strong. Interesting drink though, as I have never put herbs in a smoothie.
Wonderful and refreshing! I added an additional approx. cup of chopped ice and water mix to smooth it out more. I also used frozen banana and berries (that's how I store them for smoothies). Love the fact too that I am getting my daily required serving of fruit and good nutrition from this wholesome blend.
Sunshine Juice - what a great name. The sound of title brings happiness to my morning. I don't have a juicer, so I put everything in my Magic Bullet (R) to blend. I started with the oranges so that they would create the juice needed for the other ingredients. Added red raspberries and frozen banana. A delicious breakfast smoothie that contains a day's worth of fruit.
Great recipe! The only tip I can give you guys is you dont want to juice the banana as it doesn't actually have any juice in it you would want to juice everything except the banana and then put the juice in blender with the banana and then serve. Maybe that's why some of you didn't get the right color when making it. Other than that its awesome. Cheers
This was amazing! I love the addition of mint, it gave a nice refreshing flavor to an already energizing smoothie!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/1 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 10
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