Friday, May 09, 2014

Hearty Fruit and Oat Smoothie

You’ll fill up fast with this strawberry-and-banana-based smoothie that adds oats for extra heartiness.

1 cup quartered strawberries
1 sliced banana
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon maple syrup

1. Toss into blender.

Mango and Yogurt Smoothie

Stop chopping! Save precious time in the A.M. with this speedy smoothie recipe that utilizes chunks of frozen mango.

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups low-fat plain yogurt
2 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
1 tablespoon honey
Juice from half lime

1. Toss into blender.

Green Ginger-Peach Smoothie

Baby spinach gives this smoothie a nutritional boost, as well as its signature green hue.

2 handfuls baby spinach
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 cups frozen sliced peaches
2 teaspoons honey
1 1/4 cups water

1. Toss into blender.

Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

Fresh orange and chopped pineapple add a citrusy, tropical twist to this blueberry-based smoothie.

2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup chopped pineapple
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1 orange, seeded and cut into quarters
1/2–3/4 cup water

1. Toss into blender.

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