Healthy smoothie recipes are a great way to start your day without excess calories. These low sugar, high energy drinks are great for easily adding fruit to your diet.
You do not need expensive equipment to make smoothies at home. There are many free smoothie recipes that require only the ingredients and a blender.
Smoothies are great for breakfast, lunch or snacks. They are great for parties and barbecues.
Here are a few healthy smoothie recipes to get you started:
10 ounces of washed, fresh strawberries, chopped
2 ripe (but not mushy) bananas
3/4 cup of skim or low-fat milk
1 cup of ice cubes
3 teaspoons of honey or sugar
Peel bananas. Remove any strings or overly ripe sections.
Add 1/2 of strawberries and banana to blender, and then add 1/2 of the milk.
Blend on a low setting until smooth. Gradually add in the sugar, ice cubes and the remaining milk. Blend for two minutes or until smooth. Makes 3 healthy smoothies.
Sugar Free Banana Smoothie
2 bananas, ripe
1/2 cup equal, no calorie sweetener
1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1 cup ice cubes
3 tbsp. lemon juice
Peel and chop bananas and add to blender.
Add in yogurt, no calorie sweetener, lemon juice and ice cubes.
Cover and blend on low speed for two minutes.
Serve chilled. This makes approximately three four-ounce servings.
1 ripe mango, peeled
1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1/2 cup non-fat milk
1 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pineapple wedge, for garnish
Chop mango and pineapple and add to blender.
Add in milk, sugar and yogurt. Blend on pulse speed for two minutes. Stir.
Blend an additional two minutes.
Serve chilled in tall glasses. Add pineapple wedge to rim of glass for garnish. This makes two eight-ounce smoothie servings.
When you are looking for healthy smoothie recipes, the possibilities are endless. There are many fruit smoothie recipes for every taste.
You can find recipes for smoothies using any fruit ingredient for the most healthy, refreshing beverage. Healthy smoothie recipes are also great for making simple breakfasts and snacks.
How to Make a Smoothie
Enjoy your healthy fruit smoothies while enjoying a low-calorie, guilt free drink.