Cottage Cheese Smoothie

cottage cheese smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 C orange juice
1/2 C low fat cottage cheese
1 frozen banana
1 C frozen strawberries (any berry is fine)

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Add more juice or water to get desired consistency. Experiment with different fruits! Raspberries, blueberries, and peaches all work well. The cottage cheese is a great source of protein and makes the smoothie nice and thick. This is my favorite way to refuel after a long workout.

Summer Smoothie

summer smoothieHow does protein, antioxidants, water, potassium, vitamin C, and calcium sound? Not only does this smoothie have all of the above healthy stuff and more, it tastes great!

Ingredients

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup orange juice, divided
6 strawberries, washed and hulled
1 ripe banana
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
6 large ice cubes

Directions:

Additional strawberries and orange slices, for garnish sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cups orange juice in saucepan, let stand 1 minute. Over low heat, stir until gelatin completely dissolves, about 2 minutes. Blend remaining orange juice, strawberries, banana and vanilla yogurt in blender at high speed until smooth. Add gelatin mixture, process until blended. Add ice cubes, process at high speed until smooth and frosty. Garnish with additional strawberries and orange slices. Serve immediately.

Calories: 198 Carbs: 67 Fat: 1.9 Protein: 6.7

Orange and Mandarin Smoothie

Orange-Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 small or 1 large can of mandarin oranges (can also peel and de-skin juicy fresh mandarins, around 4 large ones or 6-7 clementines)
1/2 pint of fresh pulp free orange juice
3 T whey protein powder
5 ice cubes

Directions:

This is an easy and simple smoothie to make. Put the powder in first and carefully put the oranges in (slowly so the powder doesn’t float) followed by the ice and juice.

Spin on low until mixed, high if you like them frothy.

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

Mango and Pineapple Smoothie

mango and pineapple

Ingredients:

1 large mango partially frozen
1 Can sliced pineapple, or 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, partially frozen
1 banana, chilled
(if used canned pineapple, use that juice, otherwise add 1/2 cup pineapple juice and 1/2 cup orange juice
Ice cubes if needed for thickness

Dice mango, chop pineapple, and slice banana.
Add fruit to blender with juice.
Blend until smooth.

(Add ice if too thin, water or juice if too thick)

Citrus Cooler

6 1/2 cups ruby red or pink grapefruit juice, divided
2 cups pineapple juice
1 (6 ounces) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
2 cups lime‐flavored sparkling mineral water, chilled

Garnish: lime slices

Pour 2 1/2 cups grapefruit juice into ice trays, filling 28 sections, freeze. Combine remaining 4 cups grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, and orange juice concentrate, stir well. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.

Stir in mineral water just before serving. Place 3 frozen grapefruit juice cubes in each of 9 glasses, fill each fruit juice mixture.

Garnish, if desired.

Serve immediately.

Calories: 244 Carbs: 32 Fat: 2.7 Protein: 2.0