Chocolate Smoothie

chocolate smoothie

Please note that this is NOT a good choice for weight loss. It is however a great post workout smoothie for people who are putting on muscle and has lots of protein and antioxidants.

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
3 tablespoons chocolate sauce/syrup
3 tablespoons powdered almonds (can use peanut butter instead)
1 teaspoon flaxseed oil

Directions:

Blend together, add ice if you want it thicker.

Cranberry Smoothie

cranberry smoothie

Cranberries have huge anti-inflammatory properties, flushes toxins out of your system, and has lots of healthy anti-oxidants.

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/4 cup powdered almonds (or other nuts)
1 Teaspoon sugar
4 ice cubes

Directions:

Simmer cranberries for 10 minutes then put in fridge to cool.

Once berries are cooled, add all ingredients to blender and whirl until smooth.

Enjoy this tasty, low calories holiday treat!

The Cherry Almond Smoothie

This smoothie is not as low in calories as most I post here but you can control the caloric content by replacing the 1/2 and 1/2 with a lower calorie substitute. Either way this is one decadent dessert smoothie.

There is something good about the taste of cherry and almond. This is why they go great in the smoothie. So, we are here to show you how to make your own cherry almond smoothie which is super easy.

Inredients

1 eight ounce container of cherry yogurt

1 eleven ounce can of mandarin oranges (packed in water rather than syrup) well drained

Half a banana which is peeled and sliced

¼ C half and half cream

1 tsp. almond extract

Directions

Just as with any other smoothie, you just need to put these in the blender and let her rip. Then you have a very tasteful treat to drink.

–photo by D Sharon Pruitt