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Whether you are rushing to get the kids out the door in the morning or trying to finish your errands on Sunday before the week starts, it can be hard to eat right (or even eat at all) when you are on the go. This Choose your fruit smoothie is perfect for when you might not have time to cook a meal. With five minutes to spare, a few ingredients and your favourite Hamilton Beach blender, you can easily make a fruity, colourful smoothie before you head out the door.

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Mix strawberries with blueberries, raspberries with pineapple or mangoes with coconut milk.  Try different combinations until you find your favourite one to start the day.

Choose Your Fruit Smoothie
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  1. Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
  2. Cover and blend on AUTO SMOOTHIE setting or PULSE a few times, then blend on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds.
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TEST KITCHEN TIP:  Always place liquid ingredients in blender first.

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Smoothies are a great breakfast, lunch or snack option when you are looking for a quick but nutritious meal. While drinking smoothies is part of many people’s morning routines, why not switch it up and serve your smoothie in a bowl?

Smoothie bowls seem to be everywhere – from Pinterest, to restaurant menus – and we understand why. These thickened-up smoothies are a great base for fun and flavorful toppings that make smoothies a little more filling, fueling you for the day ahead.

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Thicken your smoothie with chia seeds, bananas, peanut butter or yogurt and add your favourite toppings. Fresh fruit, dried fruit, more chia seeds, nuts, granola, coconut and even chocolate – everything but the kitchen sink.

This Blueberry Smoothie Bowl recipe will have you thinkiing twice the next time you want to pour your smoothie into the nearest glass. Whether you make one in your personal blender as a breakfast for one or whip them up in a blender for the entire family, smoothie bowls are sure to become a new breakfast favorite in your house. Grab the biggest spoon in the drawer and enjoy.

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  1. Place almond milk, yogurt, blueberries and chia seeds in blender jar in order listed.
  2. Cover and PULSE until blended.
  3. Pour into a serving bowl.
  4. Top with blueberries, raspberries, granola, chia seeds, toasted coconut and chopped nuts.
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Smoothies are an easy way to incorporate fresh fruits and veggies into your diet. When you find your favourite fresh produce at the grocery store, make it into handy freezer packs to save yourself some time and effort the next time you crave a smoothie. Whether you want to blend a quick breakfast for the kids or fuel-up after a workout, all you have to do is add these freezer packs to your blender along with juice (and in some cases yogurt) and your smoothie is ready with the push of a button.

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During recipe development, the test kitchen found that using room temperature juice works best when making smoothies with frozen fruits and vegetables. We know most of you will use juice that you already have in the refrigerator and that’s just fine. You may need to add more liquid to achieve the consistency you want, or use the tamper to help mix the ingredients as the smoothie blends. You can also leave the freezer pack on the counter while you hop in the shower or run the plastic bag under warm water in the sink for a few seconds to help thaw out the ingredients a bit before blending.

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Try our  Banana Berry Smoothie, Pineapple Banana Smoothie or Strawberry Smoothie to get started. While these are just  a few of our favourite smoothie recipes for spring, have fun with it and experiment mixing and matching your favorite fruits, vegetables, and juices until you find your favourite refreshing combination.

 



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You know that point in the afternoon when everyone at work starts getting sleepy at their desks and the coffee maker in the break room gets its second workout of the day? As people try to caffeinate their way through the afternoon slump, it’s not uncommon for Jim from Accounting to nod off in his 2:30 staff meeting. Well, we’ve seen it all, and we’ve heard your cries for an answer to the afternoon energy crisis on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The Afternoon Energy Boost Chai Smoothie has the added benefit of double strength chai tee for a natural pick-me-up anytime the slump hits. With the Go Sport blender, it’s easy to get your lift anywhere because the blending jar is also a to-go cup. Now that you’re armed with the perfect energy-boosting smoothie recipe, you can power through your afternoon without missing a beat.

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Afternoon Energy Boost Chai Smoothie
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  1. Place ingredients in jar in order listed. Carefully place cutting assembly and collar onto jar.
  2. Turn jar upside down and place onto base. Press ON/OFF button to pulse or blend 15 to 30 seconds or until smooth. Hold jar in place while blending.
  3. Remove collar and cutting blade assembly from jar. Hand-tighten drinking lid onto jar.
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This recipe was developed for the Go Sport Blender. If using a traditional single-serve blender, reverse the order of the ingredients in the jar starting with liquid or juicy fruits first.

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Smoothies are everywhere these days, and it’s easy to see why: they are quick, healthy, and delicious. We made this berry-based smoothie in the test kitchen the other day and got a lot of “oohs” and “ahs” about the bright colour and the refreshing taste. This recipe makes enough for up to a family of six, so it’s great for mornings when you are trying to get everyone out the door. Or, if you have extra, you can freeze the leftovers in ice cube trays and save them for another day. Go ahead and pick up some frozen berries on your next shopping trip so you’ll be ready for this Berry Berry Smoothie the next time you need a quick breakfast on a warm morning.

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Test Kitchen Tip: Place liquid ingredients into the blender first. This way, the blending process will start and pull the chunks of fruit down into the blades. In the end, the drink will be smoother.

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This delicious berry smoothie is naturally sweet because it contains bananas. We made this in our Smoothie Smart Blender because it has a convenient one-touch smoothie button and powerful ice-crushing blades.
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This delicious berry smoothie is naturally sweet because it contains bananas. We made this in our Smoothie Smart Blender because it has a convenient one-touch smoothie button and powerful ice-crushing blades.
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  1. Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
  2. Cover and blend on your “Auto Smoothie” setting or pulse a few times, then blend on high for 30 to 45 seconds.
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