I have been meaning to make this post for forever! Smoothies are so tasty and very easy if you have a blender. Usually I make about 400-500mls and have it as a meal (breakfast, mostly). The only problem is they are digested very quickly and make me really cold!
My favourite combos:
Mango and/or strawberry, Kiwi, banana with 5 Alive mango citrus juice.
Strawberry, blackberry, raspberry with pomegranate juice.
**Update: I just made peach and mango with apple cider. Soooo good!**
There is a noteworthy calorie difference depending on what type of yogurt you use and whether you use juice or skim milk. Make sure you aren't getting one of the really rich (delicious) yogurts with 200cal per 1/4 cup! Yogurt with artificial sweeteners and skim milk make the lowest calorie smoothie, but yogurt with no artificial sweeteners and juice make the tastiest smoothie. I have found that you can water down the juice a bit and not notice a flavour change.
I also wonder if adding protein shake powder to the smoothie would be a tastier way to get the protein (or will it just ruin the smoothie?). I only have chocolate protein powder right now which I think would add too much icky flavour. The strawberry or vanilla powder might work though. Anyone tried it?