Thursday, May 16, 2013

Smoothie Recipes!


I looooooooove smoothies! Sometimes I have them late at night to keep me from binge eating junk [total sugar craving cure!], sometimes I spike them on the weekends [<<wink**wink>>], and sometimes I make a large one for a meal replacement. Nothing gets me going in the AM like an enormous glass of fruit and veggies.

Not all smoothies are created equal. I remember ordering at a mall in Virginia when I was pregnant. They were about to add a TON of sugar, when I freaked out. Ummmm… fruit is full of sugar. It’s sweet. Why more sugar? Now a big thing is adding extra powdered vitamins? No thank you again…

I stick to making them at home so I know what I’m getting. Plus, I can switch it up and go Lassi style by using yogurt, or tradish using ice. Here are some of my absolute favorite recipes...


For all the recipes, throw into your blender and blend until thoroughly smooth [approximately 1-2 minutes]. I always freeze my fruit for a few hours first, so I get a really good cold drink. It’s up to you. You can do room temp too if in a pinch.
 

Mango Smoothie
1 cup low-fat or fat free plain yogurt
1/2 cup low-fat or fat free milk
1 cup mango

Minty Mango Smoothie
1 cup mango
1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 cup low-fat or fat free plain yogurt

Berry Blast Smoothie
8 ounces low-fat or fat free plain yogurt
3/4 cup blueberries
3/4 cup raspberries
3/4 cup strawberries
1 cup ice cubes

Sneaking in the Greens Coconut Smoothie
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup low-fat or fat free plain yogurt
1 cup spinach
1 cup diced pineapple
1 large banana
2 tablespoons fresh shaved coconut
1 cup ice

Peach Smoothie
2 large bananas
1 large peach
1 cup ice cubes
6 ounces low-fat or fat free plain yogurt

Fluffernutter Smoothie [this one’s naughty]
1 cup low-fat or fat free milk
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 large banana
1 tablespoon marshmallow cream
1/2 cup ice

Apricot Apple Smoothie
8 ounces low-fat or fat free plain yogurt
1 large apple
1 large banana
2 medium size apricots
1 cup ice cubes

Kiwi Banana Smoothie
1 cup low-fat or fat free plain yogurt
1/2 cup low-fat or fat free milk
1 large banana
2 kiwi fruit

Melon Madness Smoothie
1 medium size cantaloupe
1 cup low-fat or fat free plain yogurt
1/2 cup low-fat or fat free milk

Watermelon Jalapeno Smoothie
1/2 small jalapeno
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 small seedless watermelon
8 ounces low-fat or fat free plain yogurt
1 cup ice cubes 
 
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