Monday, May 30, 2011

Sensational Smoothies

With summer around the corner, more people are going to start thinking about whirling up refreshing smoothies. So I thought I would pass along some new ideas for blender creations courtesy of my smoothie article in the May issue of Fresh magazine. To view the article, which includes tips on how to master the smoothie and this almond blueberry smoothie, click here and go to page 44.

Here's a bonus recipe that did not make it into the article.

Oat Date Smoothie

Who says you have to eat oats out of a bowl? If your blender has trouble pulverizing the dates, try soaking them overnight. If desired, you can add a touch of maple syrup.

1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1/3 cup dried pitted dates, chopped
1 banana, preferably frozen

Place milk in a blender container. Add in remaining ingredients in the order specified. Turn blender onto it low setting and process for 20 seconds. Switch to the high setting and blend until dates are turned into small bits, about 1 minute.Makes 2 smoothies.


  1. This picture is absolutely delicious I want it for breakfast type of delicious...blueberries are my favourite smoothie ever. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I LOVE adding oats to my smoothies. Makes it soooo creamy. When my family first heard of it, they thought I was crazy!

  3. Hannaford is my regular grocery store. Do you want a hard copy of your article? I can send it to you after I pick up that issue.

    I am loving dates as a natural sweetener lately.

  4. That would be so great. Do you mind sending a copy up here to Canada?

  5. Canada?!!! No problem. I live in Massachusetts but grew up in Northern Ontario. Email me with your mailing address and I'll send you a copy of the magazine.

  6. Awesome! I can't seem to locate your contact info your blog so send me an email at mattkadey[at] and I'll give you the mailing details.


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