Recently, I discovered something about myself.
I am a recipe hoarder.
No point in denying it anymore. I blame MacGourmet for enabling this behavior.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise. I once told one of my best friends that I had thousands of recipes collected and organized. He shrugged and said, “Sounds about right.”
There you have it. This is the kind of person I am.
I’ve been using MacGourmet for years now–I don’t remember when I first got it, only that I’ve written about it basically on every single blog I’ve created. I recommend it to everyone. Everyone! And I don’t even get paid for it. Ridiculous, am I right? I just do it out of all the love in my heart. It’s very noble of me, I know.
Here are the abridged reasons why I love MacGourmet, because if you’re my friend and you’ve followed the various incarnations of my blog, you’ve probably read something similar already. The fact that you put up with this is also very noble of you. If you don’t care about any of this and/or you already have MacGourmet so you don’t need me to tell you about its awesomeness, skip to the end. I promise it’ll be worth it.
MacGourmet is basically iTunes for food: intuitive layout, powerful tagging, and smart list features for the organization-obsessed like me. You can flag recipes, mark them prepared, rate them, then make a smart list from all your 5-star dishes. You can also add beer, wine, and cheese (I record all of the new favorites I discover).
MacGourmet Deluxe comes with a built-in mealplan calendar (which syncs with iCal) and shopping cart. (It also has a nutritional calculator, which I only use when I make something ridiculous for my parents like cheesecake or cookies and my dad wants to calculate the damage.) Here’s how I do my meal planning:
- I look through my smart lists for beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian meals.
- I put one recipe from each for every week (add sides or salads if necessary), sometimes planning my weeks months in advance.
- When I go grocery shopping, I create a shopping list from the recipes for that week, automatically adding all the ingredients I need.
- I skim through the list and delete items I already know I have at home, then sync my shopping list with the iPhone MacGourmet app.
- I take my list with me to the store and check it off as I go, like a boss.
Bam. Like cake.
I’ve spend many hours over the years organizing and adding to my collection of recipes, so many hours I don’t ever want to know the actual number, because that would be depressing. Most of the recipes are from the web: blogs I follow and love, Google search results, Pinterest links. Recently, on two consecutive football Sundays, I parked myself in front of the TV and went through all 3000+ entries, deleting ones I would never make. (I run a tight operation around here.) I deleted 600 of them. And then I added 600 new ones in their place. So, yes, I actually think that one day I might have cause to make every single one of these 3673 recipes I have left over.
So far I’ve prepared 359 of them… almost 10%. It’s not that far fetched, okay?
The point I’m trying to get to here is how all of this benefits YOU. That’s right. I thought, this is a lot of work and time spent for just me to reap the benefits. So I decided to export my recipe collection in batches (with minimal overlap so there aren’t duplicates) and share them with you as a series here on my blog. For free, obviously.
I still have another 1000 recipes in my bookmarks at which I’m slowly chipping away, and I’ve decided not to add any more to that number. So now if I stumble on anything new on my RSS or Pinterest feed, I take the time to put it directly into MacGourmet instead of bookmarking it to add it later. But, I did go on a bit of a smoothie kick last month, so I prioritized adding smoothies to my collection.
And I’m sharing all 48 of those smoothie recipes with you!
Smoothie Recipe Batch for MacGourmet
File size: 20.4 MB. Last updated: March 8, 2014.
48 smoothie recipes collected from around the web, organized, with photos, and exported for MacGourmet.
Recipes included in this collection:
- Avocado Smoothie from AllRecipes
- Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Bananerberry Smoothie from Allrecipes
- Berry Banana Smoothie from Two Peas & Their Pod
- Blackberry Green Smoothie from Wayfair
- Blueberry Mango Smoothie from Two Peas & Their Pod
- Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie from Two Peas & Their Pod
- Blueberry, Almond & Ginger Smoothie from Camille Styles
- Blueberry-Pomegranate Smoothie from Our Best Bites
- Brain Power Smoothie (Blueberry Avocado) from Gimme Some Oven
- Cocoa Banana Almond Smoothie from Offbeat & Inspired
- Coconut Green Smoothie from Two Peas & Their Pod
- Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothie from Two Peas & Their Pod
- Easy Strawberry Smoothie with Greek Yogurt from Ingredients, Inc.
- Fresh Orange Smoothie (“Orange Julius”) from Gimme Some Oven
- Fruit Smoothies from Our Best Bites
- Green Detox Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Green Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Green Smoothie from Simply Recipes
- Green Smoothie from Two Peas & Their Pod
- Green Smoothie from Wishes and Dishes
- Greena Colada Smoothie from Lemon Stripes
- Hailey’s Smoothie from Allrecipes
- Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie from Pinch of Yum
- Kale Spinach and Pear Smoothie from Joy the Baker
- Kale, Peach and Coconut Smoothie from Camille Styles
- Kate’s Power Smoothie from Our Best Bites
- Orange Blueberry Green Smoothie from Umami Girl
- Orange Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Pineapple Ginger Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Pineapple Mango Green Smoothie from Two Peas & Their Pod
- Pineapple, Orange and Banana Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Protein Packed Green Smoothie from Mountain Mama Cooks
- Pumpkin Smoothie from the Pioneer Woman
- Purple Resolution Smoothie from the Pioneer Woman
- Purple Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Rainbow Chard Pineapple Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Red Smoothie (Mango & Strawberry) from Gimme Some Oven
- Red, White, and Blue Fruit Smoothie from AllRecipes
- Simple Summer Smoothie from AllRecipes
- Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie from Shutterbean
- Strawberry Coconut “Milk”shake from Gimme Some Oven
- The Valentine Smoothie from Cook Republic
- Triple Threat Fruit Smoothie from AllRecipes
- Tropical Avocado Smoothie from How Sweet It Is
- White Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
- Yellow Smoothie from Gimme Some Oven
Notes about recipe credit, use, and formatting:
All recipes are sourced in the MacGourmet file and linked to the original recipe on the web. If not a web recipe, the name of the person or book is sourced. I don’t claim any of the recipes or images included in the batch as my own, unless my name is written as the recipe source. (I do have a few credits to my name, but not many.) If you are the owner of one of the recipes included in this batch and would like your recipe removed, please email me and I will do so. Recipes in this format are intended for personal use with the MacGourmet software, and I receive no compensation for any of this.
I like to cook with natural, healthy, homemade ingredients as much as possible, and this is reflected in the recipes I have in my collection.
As I enter the recipes into MacGourmet, I edit them in minor ways, mostly for organizational purposes. One of the biggest motivations is to streamline the ingredients so that they work better with the shopping list aspect of the software. For example, “freshly ground black pepper,” “freshly grated black pepper,” “pepper,” or other variations I put in as “black pepper” on all recipes. I assume all produce is fresh unless noted otherwise: for example, “thyme” assumes fresh thyme, unless the ingredient reads “dried thyme,” etc. If you need clarification with any of the ingredients as they are entered into the software, please consult the link to the original recipe!