5 Jul 2011, Comments (10)

Musselman’s/The Healthy Apple’s Strawberry Apple Ginger Smoothie/Frozen Yogurt Review

Author: Healthnuttxo

Musselman’s sent me an AWESOME picnic basket filled with some of their delicious products for free. Along with the basket, I was sent some recipes to try out for the summer! ย Here’s a pic that Musselman’s provided me with of the products.

With the ingredients I had on hand, I decided to try the Strawberry Apple Ginger Smoothie/Frozen Yogurt, that according to the card, is courtesy of Amie Valpone, The Healthy Apple.

The only thing I omitted was the ginger, since I didnt have it at home. Otherwise, I halved the recipe, and used the Totally Fruit Strawberry applesauce, the top portion of a Black Cherry Stonyfield Yogurt, fresh strawberries, and a basil leaf straight from my garden.

Next, I blended!

The taste straight after blending was ok. I felt it lacked sweetness and was rather runny. Also, the basil leaf which I so closely associate with tomatoes, kind of threw me off a little bit. I think if I make this again I would omit the basil, or use less than called for.

I decided to add some ice and some stevia to cool this smoothie down even more, and add something extra to it. Here’s how the final product looked

As you can see, it was a mild pink in color, and had the tiny green specks from the basil. I thought the taste was pretty good, but not spectacular. I think I would add more sweetener or stevia if I made this again, and maybe try using frozen strawberries instead of fresh. I had some friends try it, and one of them said it wasn’t thick enough, which I agreed with, and the other said it was a bit “off”. However, I don’t think it’s anything that couldn’t have been fixed with a little sweetener and some extra ice!

So thank you again, Musselman’s, for the recipes to try and the awesome picnic ย basket!

Questions for you guys- what is YOUR favorite smoothie recipe? Do you ever use applesauce in your smoothies?

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Comments (10) »

  • Not gonna lie – very jelouse of all this free food you get! I’ve been making some smoothies recently with yogurt, peanut butter, and peanut butter whey powder. Always looking for ways to make it thicker though. I’m a big fan of the Micky D’s smoothies too, especially the strawberry banana flavor.

  • tea-bag says:

    i love my protein smoothies! i’ve never added applesauce but i bet you could freeze some applesauce and add it to the blender. that way it would stay creamy w/out getting watered down from ice!

  • SheFit says:

    I love smoothies. One thing that I have noticed is that I have to use a banana to make it thicker. Thanks for the review!

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    ahh, very true! banana does usually help a lot to thicken up. thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    good idea! that probably would work with getting in creamier. and yea, protein smoothies are my favorite too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    I think I tried a Mcdonalds smoothie once, it was pretty good! and peanut butter whey powder sounds delicious! any specific brand you use? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I use Body Fortress. It’s about 26 grams protein per scoop, and doesn’t taste like crap. They also have a cookies and cream flavor. It’s kinda funky in oatmeal, but it helps me with gaining given my work weak, gym routine, and travel. Not a lot of time to get protein from cooked meals, and budget wise, you can’t beat it if your get it from walmart.com

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    ah, very true! ill have to give it a look. I use muscle milk mostly, love the flavor! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Haha, just realize I wrote “work weak.” Fruedian slip, I guess.

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    hahahh yea- i totally didnt even notice either so, fooled me ๐Ÿ™‚

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