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Creamy Fruit Smoothie

Creamy Fruit Smoothie
Makes:
4 servings, 1 cup each
Prep Time:
5
minutes
Total Time:
5
minutes
based on
133 reviews
In this Creamy Fruit Smoothie, dry milk adds texture and protein without fat or a lot of calories. Try this easy concoction with your favorite fruit: strawberries, blackberries, bananas, kiwifruit, peaches or cherries, for example. A healthy alternative to the traditional milk shake.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fruit, fresh, unsweetened frozen or canned (drained)
  • 1 1/3 cups (3.2-ounce envelope) dry NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

PLACE fruit, dry milk, water, ice, sugar and vanilla extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

NOTE: For a tropical taste sensation, use a mixture of mango, papaya and pineapple.


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  •  Star(s)

    Sensational!!

    Mary El-Saleh from Cincinnati, Ohio

    I made a smaller version of this using canned mango, frozen raspberries and pineapple-orange juice instead of the water and half the sugar. I make a lot of smoothies, but this one gets more mmmmmmmmmms! And it doesn't have the powerded milk taste! Just very creamy and delicious!

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    fruit smoothie

    bridget weber from Lakewood, CO

    My kids loved this smoothie alot. I used a half a cup of juice instead of water. It comnes out great.

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    creamy fruit smoothie

    Theresa Evans from Wildwood, NJ

    this was delicious and easy and tasted better than the ones with yogurt. i liked it better without the vanilla though.

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    Creamy Fruit Smoothies

    Patricia Robertson from Big Spring, TX

    These are wonderful! So many different variations to make and the kids love them.

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    Outrageous Smoothies

    Doris Budnick from HOUSTON, TX

    Since I've found this recipe I've made strawberry smoothies. My adult daughter loves yogurt and yogurt drinks. This is so much better & healthier not to mention the irresistable taste & flavor you get. You also get to add ingredients specifically to your liking! Thanks!!

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    Smoothie

    leah randall from PANAMA CITY, FL

    This makes a great breakfast

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    Great Drink

    shana hawke from NORMAN, OK

    I wasn't sure what went in to making my own smoothies until I came across this recipe. How simple and delicious!

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    creamy fruit smoothie

    ramya sola from SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH

    VERY REFRESHING ! GOOD AFTER A LONG TIRING DAY.I USE RIPE MANGOES.

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    Creamy Fruit Smoothie

    Cyndi McGrath from WINCHESTER, VA

    This is terrific! And, always to better an already good thing, my husband and I experimented by adding vanilla yogurt, adding more ice and eliminating the vanilla extract. The result was a super creamy and fruity smoothie. We added more fruit, too. It just got better and better. The ultimate YUMMMMMMM!

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    It was all right

    CHERYL PETERSEN from ELBOW LAKE, MN

    This recipe wasn't as refreshing as I had hoped it would be. I think it could have had more ice cubes, to help make it colder and more refreshing. I also would have used maybe only a cup of the dry milk. I used fresh cherries and that was a nice choice.

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    Creamy Fruit Smoothie

    connie loretta from house springs

    What a great drink. By using the instant nonfat dry milk it cuts the calories down to.

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    creamy fruit smoothie

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    Easy and delicious! Healthy and filling. A great drink or pick me up anyime! Even the kids will LOVE this.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy fruit smoothie

    Pamela Chesar from DELAND, FL

    I love smoothies..and am not much of a breakfast person. I added one scoop of my favorite soy protein powder to this recipe and voila... .Breakfast. Great way to start the day. It's really good with fresh raspberries and a little Nesquick added.

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    Delicious

    s f from

    My son loves smoothies and always searching for new and creative ways to enjoy them. Thanks for all the great recipes. He never tires of the same old thing. Keep those great recipes coming!

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    Nutritional and Yummy

    KAYLYN VANHARN from MFEMFEMFE, MI

    I love this recipe because I can tailor the flavor to my mood. Today peach...tomorrow maybe mandrine orange....and it's the perfect way to get one serving of fruit and one serving of milk. For a treat I tried strawberries and added a tablespoon of Nesquik!

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    Try it .. you'll like it!

    CENA REAVES from PORT TOWNSEND, WA

    This is great. Sometimes I add a little yogurt to the mix too - makes it even better! Definitely beats those store bought things.

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    creamy fruit smoothie

    karen tan from lincoln, MA

    I never thought of using non fat dry milk in smoothie. My kids and me really enjoyed this. Its better than ice cream

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    Delicious!

    Cory Waller from Clearlake, CA

    These things are soooooo easy to make and My Daughter loves it. Good on hot days or just to bring a smile on their face.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Fruit Smoothie

    carrie fisher from BALLSTON LAKE, NY

    Very quick and Easy. I used peppermint extract and it was yummy!

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    creamy fruit smoothie

    Mimi McClure from Milledgeville, GA

    The recipe for above smoothie is very good, except I left out the vanilla, otherwise the flavor is yummy one.

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    Creamy Fruit Smoothie

    Debbie Bradley from Circleville, OH

    This is a great addition to all of us that are trying to watch our weight during the Spring and Summer!!! Omit the sugar and use Splenda instead and whoa what a wonderful "Kewl Me Off" treat!! I love it!!

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    Delicious

    Lorraine Hover from Sierra Vista, AZ

    I really enjoyed this smoothie. The milk powder adds a little something extra, almost like making a fruit milkshake. My daughter just loved this and I think everyone will. Use a sugar substitute for decreased calories and other fruits for variations to your taste. Delicious!

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    Perfect for Summer!

    Carolyn Frank from NARRAGANSETT, RI

    Instead of going out for ice cream, we stay in and enjoy a "milkshake". The kids don't realize the nutrition they're getting... and they love being the "chef" who decides which fruit to use that day. With the summer months right around the corner, we'll be making lots of these again. Thanks!

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    Easy

    Susan Tucker from YREKA, CA

    Very easy to make and the whole family loves them. We make them for dessert instead of ice cream

  •  Star(s)

    The Dreamy Creamy Friut smoothie

    Corine Sonnenberg from SCHOFIELD, WI

    This Smoothie was so easy and fun to make. My kids even enjoyed it!!! And there also many different ways to make it by changing the fruit in it!

  •  Star(s)

    Quick, Low-fat and SO refreshing!

    Alita Felts from Pawnee rock, KS

    How would you know that you could have a fresh drink that is so tasty, refreshing, and Low fat and I am always ready for another one I can substitute one of these for lunch and ENJOY!

  •  Star(s)

    fantastic

    pam brown from TUCKER, GA

    Made this saturday afternoon after a day of shopping for my granddaughters. Instead of sugar I added honey and some granola. They never knew it was good for them. thank you for the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Fruit Smoothoe

    Jeannine Gramstad from NEWBURGH, NY

    The non-fat dry milk gave this a substance. Different fruit variations can be used, depending on your liking.

  •  Star(s)

    Diet Friendly Smoothie

    Cathy Bethurem from Springfield, MO

    I have a smoothie every morning for breakfast; however, I never thought of using non-fat dry milk. I use a substitute sweetner in place of sugar to keep the calories down. This recipe is delicious, and now I don't have to worry about my milk expiring!

  •  Star(s)

    Quick and Easy!

    Cheryl Fugle from Strykersville, NY

    This is a great way to get a little extra calcium. My kids love the taste, and I like that it's good for them!

  •  Star(s)

    How can it be so yummy, but still so healthy?

    Samantha Choy from Corte Madera, CA

    It surprised me when I tried this spectacular recipe.... I'm not what you call a health food freak, so I wasn't jumping up and down for joy. But I suddenly changed my mind when I finished the first sip.....

  •  Star(s)

    Um Um Good

    carla sifford from HUNTINGTON, WV

    Tried the smoothie and loved it with strawberries, bananas, and Blueberries. Easy to make and so good.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Fuit Smoothie

    Faye from Las Vegas, NV

    Very easy and delicious, didn't stray from my diet and the kids loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    creamy fruit smoothie

    KERRI GROWNS from HOUSTON, AR

    Just two words easy & great......

  •  Star(s)

    Cream Fruit Smoothie

    Sharon Tully from TAMPA, FL

    easy to make, very delicious son loves it

  •  Star(s)

    CREAMY FRUIT

    DEE ORLOSKI from MENTOR, OH

    THE NONFAT DRY MILK REALLY ADDS TO THE SMOOTHNESS OF THIS DELICIOUS CREATION.

  •  Star(s)

    fruit smoothie

    Lu McBride from INTL FALLS, MN

    I have made this drink for my daycare kids and they just love it. It is a good way for them to enjoy their favorite fruits in a whole different way!

  •  Star(s)

    Smoothie

    melissa mitchell from SOUTH AMBOY, NJ

    I love this recipe i make it all summer long.

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    Creamy Fruit Smoothie

    Shirley Vance from VERNER, WV

    We had company on friday and I made this smoothie for all of us they are wounderful,taste sooo good.I'll be making this smoothie all summer.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy and Good!

    Catherine Wehlburg from CROWLEY, TX

    We tried this and loved it! It was fast to make...and in the morning we need "fast food"! But it was also healthy, which is very important to me!

  •  Star(s)

    awesome

    autumn vigil from LAKESIDE, CA

    this will cool you off and give you something to look forward to on a hot summer day.

  •  Star(s)

    Smoothies

    Sue Everson from Crooksville, OH

    MMMMMMMM Delicious!!!! I made one of these & loved it!!! You can bet I'm going to make alot of these! My granddaughter is a little overweight for her age & this would be great for her for a snack.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Fruit Smoothie

    Deanne Bender from CASTLE ROCK, CO

    This is a healthy way to get your fruit or use leftover almost too ripe friut. The pectin in apples make the smoothie thicker and gives a grainy texture.

  •  Star(s)

    Smooth and Delicious

    Michelle Otto from Saratoga, CA

    I made this smoothie for my husband, and he just loved it. I usually use regular milk in his smoothies, but he said that the dry milk gave it a consistency more like that of a milkshake. We will definitely be using this recipe again.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Fruit Smoothie

    Barbara Green from VINCENNES, IN

    It's hard to believe that something so delicious can be so good for you...my favorite is strawberries and blueberries!

  •  Star(s)

    Protein Booster

    CHERYLANN ROBINSON from SAULT STE MARIE, ON

    I have made this recipe a few times now. I cut it in half and take it for my lunch at work. Since I am trying to lose weight and increase muscle, I add 1 scoop of whey protein and no vanilla. I find it satisfying, delicious and filling. I recommend it as is or with my alteration.

  •  Star(s)

    creamy fruit smoothie

    Patricia Charles from LANSING, MI

    This is goooood. If you are not worried about calories or fat content. Instead of 1/2 cup of water I use cream or half and half. Kids will love this.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Smoothie

    Bernardine Donahue from QUINCY, MA

    I made this recipe for my son and he loved it and he isn't very easy to please.

  •  Star(s)

    refreshing change

    Cathy Lovelace from INDEPENDENCE, MO

    I make this a couple times a week and it's refreshing and healthier than a milk shake and not as much fat or calories in it.

  •  Star(s)

    Fruit smoothie

    ANGELA WARREN from MILWAUKEE, WI

    I found this recipe to be easy and very enjoyable. The boys were able to add the flavors of fruit that like and it made them want more. I like them drinking healthy.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 150
  • Calories from Fat: 5
  • Total Fat: .5g (1% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (1% of DV)
  • Sodium: 125mg (5% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 28g (9% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (10% of DV)
  • Sugars: 24g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 120% of DV
  • Calcium: 30% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Creamy Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fruit, fresh, unsweetened frozen or canned (drained)
  • 1 1/3 cups (3.2-ounce envelope) dry NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions

PLACE fruit, dry milk, water, ice, sugar and vanilla extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

NOTE: For a tropical taste sensation, use a mixture of mango, papaya and pineapple.

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