Category Best healthy smoothie blends

Clean Breeze Smoothie

Clean Breeze Smoothie

clean-breeze-smootiesThis refreshing smoothie is made with cucumber and kiwi and gets a kick from ginger-flavored kombucha and fresh cilantro.

About 3 1/2 cups for 2, 1 3/4-cup servings | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • 2 ripe kiwis, peeled
  • 1 cup ginger-flavored kombucha (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • 6 ice cubes

Preparation

  1. Combine cucumber, kiwis, kombucha, yogurt, cilantro and ice cubes in blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving : 116 Calories; 2 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 4 mg Cholesterol; 21 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 32 mg Sodium; 424 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1/2 reduced-fat milk

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Orange flax

“Get Your Orange” Flax Smoothie

orangeThis bright orange smoothie gets its color from frozen peaches plus carrot and orange juice. Fresh ginger packs a flavorful punch.

About 3 cups for 2, 1 1/2-cup servings | Active Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen peach slices
  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger

Preparation

  1. Combine peaches, carrot juice, orange juice, flaxseed and ginger in blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving : 209 Calories; 4 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 41 g Carbohydrates; 5 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 38 mg Sodium; 964 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat

Tips & Notes

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Good Green Tea Smoothie

green-teaThis green smoothie is packed with grapes, spinach, green tea and avocado. A touch of honey adds sweetness.

About 3 1/2 cups, for two 1 3/4-cup servings | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen white grapes
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups strong brewed green tea (see Tip), cooled
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Preparation

  1. Combine grapes, spinach, green tea, avocado and honey in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving : 345 Calories; 15 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 10 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 56 g Carbohydrates; 5 g Protein; 9 g Fiber; 36 mg Sodium; 1110 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To brew strong green tea, use twice the amount of tea (or two tea...
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Hawaiian Smoothie

Hawaiian Smoothie

hawaiianFor the best taste and color, use a red-fleshed Hawaiian papaya for this exotic, lip-puckering taste of island summer. Papayas are loaded with papain, a digestive enzyme, so this smoothie is a good dessert to settle stomachs after a substantial meal.

2 servings, 1 cup each | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled papaya
  • 1/4 cup guava nectar, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1/2 cup ice

Preparation

  1. Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse three times to chop the fruit, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving : 81 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 21 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Pro...

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Mango Lassi Smoothie

Mango Lassi Smoothie

mango-lassi-frutA lassi is an Indian smoothie made with yogurt, sometimes offered as an aperitif or as a “side” to calm down a fiery meal. Thanks to a ripe mango and orange-flower water, this version is sweet and fragrant. It’s perfect for an afternoon refresher or an after-dinner treat.

2 servings, 3/4 cup each | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped peeled mango
  • 1/3 cup peach sorbet
  • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon orange-flower water, (optional, see Ingredient Note)

Preparation

  1. Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse twice to chop mango, stir well, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving : 170 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 1 mg Cholesterol; 39 g Carbohydrate...

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Mango-Passion Fruit Smoothie

Mango-Passion Fruit Smoothie

mango-passion-frutTangy passion fruit pairs well with mango in this tropical-flavored smoothie.

2 servings, 1 cup each | Active Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced (1 cup)
  • 2/3 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3-1/2 cup frozen passion fruit juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 ice cubes, crushed

Preparation

  1. Combine mango, yogurt, 1/3 cup juice concentrate, water and crushed ice in a blender; cover and blend until smooth and frothy. Add more concentrate, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving : 257 Calories; 2 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 1 mg Cholesterol; 52 g Carbohydrates; 8 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 101 mg Sodium; 774 mg Potassium

3 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 fruit, 1 fat-free milk

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Melon-Ginger Smoothie

melonSpiked with ginger, this smoothie is guaranteed to perk you up after a long bike ride or make a nice starter to a summer meal on the deck. For a more aromatic variation, use a cantaloupe instead of a honeydew melon.

2 servings, 1 cup each | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped honeydew melon
  • 1/3 cup chopped peeled kiwi, (1 large)
  • 1/2 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup white grape juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup lemon sorbet
  • 1/2 cup ice

Preparation

  1. Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse three times to chop the fruit, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving : 136 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 34 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 3 g Fib...

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

BR8976_AllenSkip the PB & J sandwich but get the flavors in this healthy smoothie! Greek yogurt, spinach and strawberries are blended with peanut butter in this healthy, protein-rich smoothie recipe.

1 serving | Active Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices (about 1 medium banana)
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey (optional)

Preparation

  1. Add milk and yogurt to a blender, then add spinach, banana, strawberries, peanut butter and sweetener (if using); blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Per serving : 362 Calories; 10 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 10 mg Cholesterol; 54 g Carbohydrates; 18 g Protein;...

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Almond Butter & Banana Smoothie

Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie

BR9370_AllenAlmond butter adds nutty flavor plus 7 grams of protein to this healthy, protein-rich banana smoothie.

1 serving | Active Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener of your choice (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Per serving : 402 Calories; 22 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 11 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 37 g Carbohydrates; 19 g Protein; 9 g Fiber; 376 mg Sodium; 867 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 1 1/2 lean meat, 1 high-fat meat, 2 1/2 fat

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Mango-Coconut Green Smoothie

Mango-Coconut Green Smoothie

BR8977_AllenMango, banana and kale are blended with coconut water and protein-rich cottage cheese in this delicious smoothie recipe. Flaxseed gives this smoothie a boost of healthy omega-3 fats.

1 serving | Active Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices (about 1 medium banana)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed or flaxmeal
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey (optional)

Preparation

  1. Add coconut water and cottage cheese to a blender, then add kale, banana, mango, flaxseed (or meal) and sweetener (if using); blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Per serving : 336 Calories; 6 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 3 mg Cholesterol; 61 g Carbohydrates; 17 g Protein; 10 g F...

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