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12 Delicious (and Healthy) Smoothie Recipes

These scrumptious smoothies are prepared with nutritious ingredients that will help to boost your immunity system and keep your health in top gear during the cold winter months.

Orange Smoothie

This low calorie, tasty smoothie is prepared from one peeled navel orange, half a cup of fat free yogurt, 2 tbsp of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract and four ice cubes. Place the ingredients in a blender and process until it becomes smooth.

Green Tea, Blueberry & Banana Smoothie

This nutritional powerhouse is made from one green tea bag, two tsp of honey, three tbsp of water, one cup of frozen blueberries, half a med banana and one cup of calcium-fortified light vanilla soy milk. Boil some water in a bowl and then pour into a bowl. Add the tea bag and allow three minutes for brewing. Then dissolve the honey in the tea. Meanwhile, blend the berries, banana, and milk in together. Add the tea and blend further until you reach the desired consistency.

Berry Breakfast Smoothie

This delicious blend of protein and fiber can be prepared from one diced banana, half a cup of fat free milk, 1/4 cup each of frozen unsweetened blueberries and strawberries, a dollop of peanut butter and half a tsp of honey. Combine the ingredients in a blender and process for around a minute or until the drink has the consistency of a thick milkshake.

Pineapple Smoothie

This decadent, thick smoothie requires one cup of low fat vanilla yogurt, a few ice cubes and a cup of pineapple chunks. Place the yogurt and ice cubes in a blender to combine and pulsate until the ice fragments into large chunks. Add the pineapple and blend at whip speed until it’s smooth and thick.

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

This energizing smoothie needs a cup of non-fat yogurt, one banana, half a cup orange juice and six frozen strawberries. Combine the ingredients in a blender for twenty seconds. Blend for an additional fifteen seconds after scraping down the sides.

Strawberry & Kiwi Smoothie

This smoothie is good for your ticker. You’ll need one and half cups of cold apple juice, one sliced ripe banana, one sliced kiwi fruit, five frozen strawberries and one tsp honey. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and let it do its thing.

Blueberry & Banana Soy Milk Smoothie

Extract the flavor of succulent, summer ripe blueberries with one cup of light soy milk, half a sliced frozen banana, two tsp sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Combine the ingredients with blueberries in a blender and process for half a minute until smooth. Add more milk if you’d like a thinner consistency.

Tropical Papaya Perfection

Get transported to a tropical island with one sliced papaya, one cup of non-fat plain yogurt, half a cup each of fresh pineapple chunks and crushed ice, and one tsp each of ground flax-seed and coconut extract. Combine the ingredients in a blender to be processed for half minute until it becomes frosty and smooth.

Peach smoothie

Take a cup of milk, half a cup each of strawberries and frozen peaches, two tbsp of fat-free vanilla yogurt, a smidgen of powdered ginger, a few ice cubes and two tsp of whey protein powder. To ensure the protein powder is evenly distributed, first commingle the liquid ingredients and whey. Then add the fruits, followed by the ice, before blending the whole lot.

Apricot & Mango Madness

Take six peeled, pitted apricots, two peeled and chopped ripe mangoes, some fat-free yogurt, 4 tsp fresh lemon juice, a handful of ice cubes, and a little vanilla extract. Place the ingredients in a blender to be processed for eight seconds and later for eight more seconds after adding ice cubes for smoothness.

Watermelon Smoothie

Start with two cups of chopped watermelons, some fat free milk and ice. Blend the liquid ingredients for fifteen seconds and then add ice and blend for a further 20 seconds or until the desired consistency is achieved.

Berry Good Workout Smoothie

Up your energy levels by blending together one cup of chopped strawberries, blueberries, raspberries with two tbsp honey, one tsp fresh lemon juice and ice cubes.

A nutritious and delicious selection to give your body a healthy kick start for the new year, we think you’ll agree.

This is a guest article from Praveen Kumar writing on behalf of Awesome Cuisine, a popular Indian Recipe website bringing you quick and easy recipes that you can try at home.

 

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