Applesauce Smoothie

applesmoothie

Ingredients:

2 medium apples – cored, chopped, peeled (some people like this skin on but I find it’s a hassle getting the skin to mix properly.
1/4 c. unsweetended applesauce
1/2 c. skim milk
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. ice

1 scoop protein powder if this is a meal replacement.

Directions:

Mix apples, milk, and cinnamon (and powder if using). Pay special attention for lumps if you decided not to peel.
Add applesauce and ice.
Blend on whip setting until smooth.

Optional: Note that you can replace the apples completely with around a 1/2 c. applesauce per apple but note that the calories will go up somewhat.

Cucumber and Apple Smoothie Recipe

Cucumber and Apple Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

10 good thick slices of cucumber
1 organic apple

Directions:

Place the sliced cucumber into the blender.
Peel and cut the apple into 4 pieces and add this to the blender.
Blend for approx 30 seconds and serve.

Great for fiber, water, and low carbs. In addition, cucumbers are negative calories (use more calories eating than you gain from the cucumber). Cucumbers don’t have huge amounts of any one vitamin but they do contain nearly all vitamins and minerals (A, C, K, B6, thiamin, calcium, iron, manganese, selenium, zinc and potassium) except salt so it’s a nice bonus supplement to your normal vitamin intake. Apples add additional fiber and vitamin c.

Apple Pie Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 apple, peeled and quartered
1 cup apple juice
1 Tbsp. brown sugar or other sweetener, to taste
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. pure Vanilla
1 cup ice cubes

Optional: a couple tablespoons of powdered granola

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender in the order listed.
Turn it on low first, then turn it up to your highest speed.
Let it blend for 1 minute or until smooth.
Serve immediately.

Awesome Apple Smoothie

apple

Great source of fiber and antioxidants!

Ingredients:

1 med. banana
2 apples, diced
1/2 cup green grapes
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 teaspoon sugar or sweetener
1/2 cup water
Handful of ice cubes

Directions:

Add the banana, apples, grapes, raspberries, sweetener, water and ice into the blender in that order. Blend on low for 15 seconds. Then blend on high until smooth. Enjoy! Serves 1-2

Fresh Tomato Smoothie

tomato

Not only great tasting, but exceptionally high in antioxidants!

Ingredients:

2 cups (chopped) tomatoes
1/2 cup tomato juice
1/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup (chopped) celery
salt and pepper to taste
Tabasco or hot sauce to taste
2 cups ice

Toss carrots, celery, and tomato juice into blender and whip on high until smooth.

Add tomatoes, and spin again until well mixed.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Serve immediately.

(as an aside, for those hangover mornings, add a shot of vodka for a refreshing twist on the classic bloody mary)

Apples and Cream Smoothie

Apples are an amazingly a rich source of flavonoids and polyphenols both of which are strong antioxidants.  Studies have shown that by eating just 2 apples a day can give an antioxidant effect that is equal to taking about 1,500mg of vitamin C.

2 cups vanilla low‐fat ice cream
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon or apple pie spice
1 cup fat free skim or 1% low fat milk
Ground cinnamon (optional)

In a blender container combine low‐fat ice cream, applesauce, and the 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon or apple pie spice. Cover and blend until smooth. Add fat free skim or 1% low fat milk. Cover and blend until just mixed. Pour into glasses. If desired, sprinkle each serving with additional cinnamon. Serve immediately. Makes 4 (8‐ounces) servings.

You can substitute pureed fresh apples for the applesauce for an even healthier alternative.

Per 16oz glass
Calories: 245 Carbs: 102g Fat: 5.2g Protein: 8.9g