PHOTO COURTESY OF BLENDTEC
Wow Smoothie 1/2 cup soy or almond milk 1/2 cup any type of pure fruit juice 1 cup peach or pear, or 1 apple, cut into pieces (seeds removed) 1 frozen ripe banana 11/2 cups frozen broccoli Sprinkle of flax or chia seeds Place all ingredients in a blender in the order listed, secure lid and mix until creamy. Makes 2 servings. Tips: For kids, it helps to serve this smoothie in a colored cup with a straw so the green doesn’t scare them away. The riper the bananas, the more they cancel the taste of the broccoli.
Nutritional information: Each 12-ounce serving has 175 calories,
37 g carbs, 2 g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g fiber, 61 mg sodium,
95 mg calcium, 7 g protein, 22 g sugar.
This recipe is a favorite of Cooper
and Duncan Roth, made by their
mom, Christine, of Manhattan
Beach, California. It’s called “Wow”
because that’s what the kids said
when the blender motor went on.
Popeye’s Ice Cream
3/4 cup half and half or coconut milk
1/4 cup agave nectar
2/3 cup nonfat powdered milk or powdered
2 cups spinach, lightly packed
11/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
21/2 cups ice cubes
Add ingredients to a blender pitcher and secure
lid. For Blendtec models, press “Ice Cream” and
serve. For other blenders, blend at medium
speed for 20 seconds, then on high for 25
seconds or until smooth. Makes 3¾ cups.
Recipe courtesy of the Fresh Blends cookbook from Blendtec
Nutritional information: Each 1/2-cup serving has 80 calories,
11 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat, 1. 5 g saturated fat, 10 mg cholesterol,
0 g fiber, 25 mg sodium, 9 g sugar, 1 g protein.
Harvest Cheddar Soup
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons white wine
1/4 medium onion, peeled
1 celery stalk, halved
2 Granny Smith apples, quartered
2 potatoes, baked and quartered
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of white pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Recipe courtesy of Vitamix Whole Food Recipes
Place all ingredients, except the cheese,
into a blender container in the order
listed; secure lid.
Follow the blender’s directions to
bring the speed to high. Blend for 6 to 7
minutes or until heavy steam escapes
from the vented lid.
Reduce the blender’s speed and
carefully remove the lid or the lid plug.
Drop in the cheese and blend for an
additional 15 seconds. Makes 6 cups.
Nutritional information: Each 1 cup serving has
224 calories, 28 g carbs, 8 g total fat, 5 g saturated fat,
23 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 407 mg sodium, 184 mg
calcium, 10 g protein, 7 g sugar.
David H. Murdock’s
1½ cups pineapple juice
½ orange, peeled
2 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
½ cup spinach, washed
½ medium tomato
½ cucumber (leave peel on)
½ banana, peeled
½ medium apple
½ medium carrot
Wash and cut up fruits and vegetables into
smaller sections. Place all ingredients, in the
order listed, into a blender container; secure lid
and blend on high until smooth. Divide evenly
between two 16-ounce glasses. Drink immedi-
ately. Makes 2 servings.
Recipe courtesy of David H. Murdock, chairman,
the Dole Food Company.
Nutritional information: Each 16-ounce serving has 200 calories,
48 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g total fat, 0 g cholesterol, 5 g fiber,
25 mg sodium, 760 mg potassium, 34 g sugar, 3 g protein.
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MARCH 2011 ;e Costco Connection 51