Valentine Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie

valentine cherries

Makes a single serving, double recipe to share.

Ingredients:

3/4 c frozen (not thawed) sweet cherries
1/2 c vanilla yogurt
1/4 c skim milk
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
ice if needed

Directions

In blender, combine the cherries, yogurt, milk, cocoa and ice cubes.
Blend on high speed or ice-crush setting for 30 to 60 seconds, or until smooth. Pour into a glass. Serve immediately.

Calories: 160

Refreshing Peach Smoothie

peach smoothie

The best thing about peach smoothies is that whether you use fresh, canned, or frozen peaches the smoothie still tastes great!

Ingredients:

1 large peach
1/2 c. vanilla or peach yogurt
1/2. skim milk
ice to taste

Directions:

Pit and peel the peach (you can leave the skin on but it might not blend as smooth) and slice.
Place all ingredients into blender and blend on low until mixed and then high until smooth.

For a great dessert option, substitute low fat vanilla ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet for the yogurt and omit the ice.

Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

1 can orange juice concentrate, slightly thawed (use a sweet one or it might turn out bitter)
1 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup sugar/sweetener, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups ice, or to taste

Combine all ingredients, except ice, in a large blender and blend until smooth and creamy, taking care the sugar has dissolved and is well incorporated.
If desired, add a splash more water or more milk.
Add the ice and blend until smooth.

Best Winter Smoothie Recipe – Low Fat Blueberry Orange Smoothie

Blueberry Orange Smoothie

Offering tons of antioxidants along with calcium and vitamin C this smoothie is a great way to start the day.

Ingredients:

2-1/2 cups frozen blueberries
8 ounces plain or vanilla low fat yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Protein powder (optional)

Directions:

Whirl all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Peach & Raspberry Smoothie

Peach & Raspberry Smoothie

For just over 300 calories you get protein, oodles of antioxidants, potassium, a more than a full serving of calcium you can’t go wrong. Add in just how tasty this smoothie is and you’ll see why we so highly recommend it. Note that you can use fresh fruit it just wont be as thick.

Ingredients:

1/2 peach, sliced and frozen
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
8 oz vanilla yogurt
2 scoops soy protein powder
1/2 cup non fat milk

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

Berry Oatmeal Smoothie

berry oatmeal smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup of raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup of skim milk
1/4 plain or vanilla nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup of Old Fashioned Quaker Oats (I grind these to dust in my food processor but it’s not necessary)

2 scoops vanilla protein powder (optional)
*Water to thin it down to taste (optional)
1 med banana (optional)

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender.

2. Blend until you’re happy with the texture. You may add some water to make it thinner, but it’s not necessary.

Berry Tofu Smoothie

Berry Tofu Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 Cups Fat Free Milk
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
3 oz Silken Tofu
2 Cups frozen berries OR 2 Cups of any frozen fruit you like.

Directions:

Put it all in the blender and blend at high speed until everything is mixed well and there are no chunks.
If the mixture is a little too thick you can add a little more milk just to help the blender.

This recipe makes two large 16 oz servings.

Blueberry and Banana Smoothie

blueberry smoothie

For a great tasting breakfast drink, and one of the best smoothie recipes I’ve ever made, try this blueberry treat!

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana cut into pieces
1 c frozen blueberries
1 1/2 c. plain, vanilla, or blueberry nonfat yogurt
3/4 cup skim milk
1 t honey
1 scoop protein powder
Ice if needed

Directions:

Put everything into the blender and spin until smooth.

Fruit Salad Smoothie

fruit salad smoothie

Ingredients:

1 banana
Handful of strawberries
1/2 c blueberries
1/2 c orange juice
1 1/2 c skim milk
2 T powdered almonds (can be replaced with a couple tablespoons of protein powder)
2 t flax seed (optional)
2 t wheat germ (optional)
1/2 c peach
1/2 c nectarine
1/2 c mango
1/2 c guava
1/2 c pineapple

(Pick and choose your fruits based on your preferences, but in all cases fresh is best, frozen is good, and canned is last resort.)

Directions:

Toss all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Add ice for a cold, dessert smoothie.

Calories: 435
Fat: 6 g
Protein: 15 g
Carbs: 85 g