Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a great way to start your day off right - or to cool off anytime with a healthy treat.  Here are five healthy smoothie recipes:

Vegan Cherry Smoothie
1 cup frozen cherries
1 cup water
½ tbsp coconut butter
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp almonds
A few dried dates (depending on your taste)

Place all ingredients in a blender and whiz until deliciously frothy.

Pick-me-up Chocolate Soy Smoothie

1 cup soy milk (plain or vanilla)
1 medium banana, quartered
2 tbsp chocolate syrup
3 ice cubes

In a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
This chocolate banana soy smoothie is a great way to start the day. Your children will love this treat on special occasions.

Kids Favorite Banana and Orange Smoothie

1 to 1 ½ ripe bananas
1 cup frozen fruit of your choice
1 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 ½ cups orange juice, freshly squeezed (about 4 oranges)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate and serve cold.

Melon Smoothie with Mint
½ cup watermelon, cut into cubes and seeds removed
½ cup honeydew melon, cut into cubes
1 cup cantaloupe, cut into cubes
½ mango, cut into cubes
2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp honey
5 fresh mint leaves, chopped
2 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until nice and smooth. This is a superhealthy and delicious smoothie.

Mandarin Orange Green Tea Smoothie

(Low Cholesterol)

1 cup boiling Water
4 Green Tea with Mandarin Orange Flavor Tea Bags
1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup ice cubes

Plate the tea bags in the boiling water and allow steeping for 2 minutes. Remove the tea bags and squeeze out any tea remaining. Add the sugar substitute and stir to dissolve. Place in the refrigerator and allow chilling about 30 minutes. Place the chilled tea in the blender. Add the banana and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Serves 2

Nutritional Information for Mandarin Orange Greeen Tea Smoothie
(Approximate Values)

80 calories
0 g fat
0 g saturated fat
1 g protein
18 g carbohydrate
0 mg cholesterol
100 mg sodium
2 g fiber

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