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Making Fruit Smoothies

Making fruit smoothiesMaking fruit smoothies is the perfect way to incorporate fresh fruit in your diet quickly and easily. They can easily be used for meal replacement or snacking because they are portable. Real fruit smoothies are packed with flavor and popular with adults and kids alike, which makes them the perfect starting point for a healthier lifestyle.

Simple fruit smoothies such as a grape smoothie or a strawberry fruit smoothie can be made quickly by adding a little yogurt or milk for a delicious breakfast substitute.

Get a little bolder and start mixing and matching, incorporating other fruit to taste. Don’t forget that you can also use frozen fruit, making smoothies a year-round option while saving money on some fruit that can be expensive when bought fresh.

For a more filling version, add Greek or organic yogurt, some peanut butter, or a scoop of protein powder.

Watermelon Mint Smoothie

¼ cup fresh lime juice
½ cup water
2 cup fresh watermelon, rind removed
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
2 sprigs fresh mint
Crushed ice

Very Berry Smoothie with Yogurt

¾ cup water
3 tablespoon Greek yogurt
2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoon protein powder
Crushed ice

Protein Fruit Smoothie

1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 ½ cup frozen strawberries
1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon uncooked quick oats
1 teaspoon natural sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

1 cup frozen raspberries
¾ cup chilled milk (your favorite – almond, soy, coconut, etc)
¼ cup frozen cherries
1½ tablespoon honey
2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Raspberry Banana Smoothie

1 avocado
2 frozen bananas, peeled and cut into pieces
½ cup frozen raspberries
1-2 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 cups non-dairy “milk” (coconut, almond, soy, etc.)

Orange Yogurt Smoothie

1 medium orange, peeled
3 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Ice

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe with Yogurt

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 banana
6 frozen strawberries
½ cup orange juice

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