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.
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
Blend together, add ice if you want it thicker.
Cranberries have huge anti-inflammatory properties, flushes toxins out of your system, and has lots of healthy anti-oxidants.
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
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!
2 scoops of Chocolate Protein Powder
2 c. Skim milk
1 T. Chocolate syrup
1 T. of Peanut Butter
1 T. of chopped almonds
6 Ice cubes
Put the protein powder in first, then ice, then everything else carefully.
Blend on high until smooth.
1 cup Acai Berry Juice
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 whole frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 Tbsp finely ground Flax seed
8 ice cubes
1/2 c. brewed green tea
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
dash of cayenne pepper
Toss it all into a blender. Blend on low for 10 seconds and then high until smooth.
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.
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
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