Smoothies, Smoothies, Smoothies…

Committing to a healthy, well balanced dietary plan can be difficult, especially when you’re busy – and when aren’t you, right?!?  No fear…these Delicious and Simple Smoothie Recipes provide an excellent alternative to the traditional sit-down meal. Remember, when just don’t have the time, don’t abandon your dietary commitment – double down on it!  Smoothies can provide the protein, minerals, vitamins, and other nutritious ingredients that make it possible to get us through our day.  In minutes, you can whip up any of these Delicious and Simple Smoothie Recipes.  Stay healthy, stay hydrated, and enjoy!

Banana Ginger Smoothie

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1 banana, sliced
¾ cup (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger

Steps:

Combine the banana, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Next, blend until smooth or preference.

Nutritional Value:

(per serving*) 157 cals, 1 g fat, 0.8 g sat fat, 57 mg sodium, 34 g carbs, 28 g sugars, 1.5 g fiber, 5 g protein

*Serves 2

Green Tea, Blueberry, and Banana

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Ingredients:

3 Tbsp water
1 green tea bag
2 tsp honey
1½ cups frozen blueberries
½ med banana
¾ cup calcium fortified light vanilla soy milk

Steps:

Microwave water on high until steaming hot in a microwave safe small bowl. Add tea bag and allow to brew 3 minutes. Remove tea bag. Stir honey into tea until it dissolves.

Combine berries, banana, and milk in a blender with ice crushing ability.

Add tea to blender. Blend ingredients on ice crush or highest setting until smooth. (Some blenders may require additional water to process the mixture.) Pour and enjoy!

Nutritional Value:

(per serving*269 cals, 2.5 g fat, 0.2 g sat fat, 52 mg sodium, 63 g carbs, 38.5 g sugars, 8 g fiber, 3.5 g protein

*Serves 1

Pineapple Passion

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Ingredients:

1 cup low-fat or light vanilla yogurt
6 ice cubes
1 cup of pineapple chunks

Steps:

Combine the yogurt and ice cubes. Blend, pulsing as needed, until the ice is in large chunks.

Add the pineapple and blend at “whip” speed until smooth or preference.

Nutritional Value:

(per serving*283 cals, 3.5 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 167 mg sodium, 53.5 g carbs, 48 g sugars, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein

*Serves 1

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

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Ingredients:

1¼ cups cold apple juice
1 ripe banana, sliced
1 kiwifruit, sliced
5 frozen strawberries
1½ tsp honey

Steps:

Combine the juice, banana, kiwifruit, strawberries, and honey. Blend until smooth or preference. Enjoy!

Nutritional Value: 

(per serving*87 cals, 0.3 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 3.5 mg sodium, 22 g carbs, 16.5 g sugars, 1.5 g fiber, 0.5 g protein

*Serves 4

Apricot Mango

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Ingredients:

6 apricots, peeled, pitted, and chopped (about 2 c)
2 ripe mangoes, 10 to 12 ounces each, peeled and chopped (about 2 c)
1 cup reduced-fat milk or plain low-fat yogurt
4 tsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp vanilla extract
8 ice cubes
Lemon peel twists (garnish) (optional)

Steps:

Mix the apricots, mangoes, milk or yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a blender. Process for 8 seconds or until thoroughly mixed. Add the ice cubes, and process 6 to 8 seconds longer, or until smooth.

Pour and serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Nutritional Value:

(per serving*252 cals, 3.5 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 57 mg sodium, 53 g carbs, 45.5 g sugars, 6 g fiber, 7 g protein

*Serves 2

Very Berry Workout Smoothie

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Ingredients: 

1½ cups chopped strawberries
1 cup blueberries
½ cup raspberries
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
½ cup ice cubes

Steps:

Mix and blend all ingredients to personal preference.

Nutritional Value:

(per serving*162.5 cals, 1 g fat, 0.1 g sat fat, 5 mg sodium, 41.5 g carbs, 32 g sugars, 6 g fiber, 2 g protein

*Serves 1

Slim Down Smoothie

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Ingredients: 

1 cup frozen berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries
½ cup low-fat yogurt (your preference)
½ cup orange juice or other juice

Steps: 

Combine the berries, yogurt, and orange juice in a blender and pulse for 30 seconds. Blend for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

Nutritional Value:

(per serving*185 cals, 2 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 90 mg sodium, 35 g carbs, 26 g sugars, 3.5 g fiber, 8 g protein

*Serves 1

 

These Delicious and Simple Smoothie Recipes are fun and quick to stir up, delicious, and best of all…HEALTHY!  Give these recipes a go and you won’t be sorry!  Have any great Smoothie Recipe ideas?  Please share your comments on the Precision Fitness & Wellbeing facebook page.  Enjoy!

 

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