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.

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.

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

Peach Smoothie

Peaches are known to help make the skin glow with health.  Peaches contain more than 80 percent water, Vitamin A, and are a good source of dietary fiber, making them good for those trying to lose weight.

2 cups frozen peach slices
1 banana, sliced
6 tablespoons nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cups orange juice or apple juice
1/2 cups nonfat milk, optional

Sugar to taste. Throw all ingredients in the blender and chop and then puree for many seconds until it is delightfully smooth.

Per 16oz glass

Calories: 212  Carbs: 37g  Fat: 4.2g  Protein: 1.7g

High Protein Tofu Fruit Smoothie

A source of high energy and low fat, tofu is used by vegans worldwide to replace meat as a protein source.

This is also a incredibly satisfying and flavorful post workout drink.

1/2 cups apple juice
1/2 cups frozen vanilla nonfat yogurt, or any flavor of sorbet
4 ounces (1/2 cup) soft tofu, drained
1 cup fresh or frozen sliced strawberries or peaches
1 banana, peeled and broken into chunks
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 cups ice cubes
Fresh whole berries for garnish (optional)

Place all ingredients into container of electric blender. Blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Per 16oz glass
Calories: 212 Carbs: 44g Fat: 1.9g Protein: 11.5g

Basic Fruit Smoothie

Smoothies are a tasty and healthy way to get much of your daily requirement for fruit (and often calcium, veggies, and protein as well).

With more and more studies proving that many multi-vitamin pills are next to worthless, a smoothie is a wonderful way to start your day!

1 quarter strawberries, hulled
1 banana, broken into chunks
2 peaches
1 cup orange or peach or mango or apple juice
2 cups ice
In a blender combine strawberries, banana and peaches. Blend until fruit is pureed. Blend in the juice. Add ice and blend to desired consistency. Pour into glasses and serve.

Add 1/4 cup of protein powder to this smoothie for a healthy meal or post workout drink anytime.

For an optimal health boost add 3 tablespoons of acai berry juice. This adds an extraordinary amount of antioxidants as well as helping as a mild appetite suppressant. Even better, is there are no known side effects from this fruit. If you have an allergy to fruits, you might want to check with your doctor.

Per 16oz glass
Calories: 210 Carbs: 77g Fat: 8.8g Protein: 2.4g