Sinless Smoothies –Healthy and Tasty

Sinless Fruit Smoothies

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Sinless Smoothies –Healthy and Tasty

Smoothies are a blended, chilled beverage usually made using fresh or frozen fruit, honey or frozen yogurt with crushed ice.  Some smoothies only have fruit. Smoothies have a milkshake like consistency but they don’t usually contain ice cream but many do contain milk.  They have become very popular over the last several years and many people have a smoothie for breakfast. 

Fruit smoothies are popular with health conscious people and they are very nutritional.  All berries and most fruit are high in antioxidants.  For the health conscious people many smoothies have green team soy milk, whey powder, herbal supplements or some types of nutritional supplements.  A fruit smoothie is a great fast way to get some nutrition in the morning for those people who don’t want to eat a meal.

Sinless Smoothies

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Sinless Smoothies Recipes

Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. pomegranate juice
  • 1 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes

Directions:

Steep tea bag in ½ cup boiling water for 2 minutes, (but no longer as it might cause a bitter taste). Let cool.

Use your blender, combine tea with the avocado, pomegranate, blueberries, honey and ice cubes and pulse until smooth.

Serve in a tall glass with a straw if desired.

More Low Calorie Healthy Smoothies

Cherry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries (no added sugar or syrup)
  • 1 tbsp. honey and maple syrup
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes

Directions:

Steep tea bag in 1/2 cup boiling water for 2 minutes, (but no longer as it might cause a bitter taste). Let cool

Use the blender and combine tea with avocado, pomegranate juice, cherries, honey, and ice cubes, then pulse until smooth.

Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 large frozen banana (freeze an overripe banana ahead of time breaking into pieces)
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (with no added sugar or syrup)
  • 1 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes

Directions:

Steep tea bag in 1/2 cup boiling water for 2 minutes, (but no longer as it might cause a bitter taste). Let cool.

Use the blender combining tea with banana, avocado, pomegranate juice, strawberries, honey and ice cubes, then pulse until smooth.

Serve in tall glass.

Berry Smoothie

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Wake up Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice, preferably calcium-fortified
  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries
  • 1/2 cup low-fat silken tofu or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or Splenda Granular (optional)

Directions:

Combine orange juice, banana,berries, tofu (or yogurt) and sugar (or Splenda), if using, in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately.

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Summary

These healthy smoothies are roughly 150 calories or less and packed with great nutrition. They are popular with vegans and vegetarians but great if you are dieting. They are filling and delicious.

© 2010 Pamela Oglesby

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kiwi91 6 years ago from USA

These look really good, especially the Wake Up smoothie. One thing I always have trouble with is blending the blueberries. More than half the time, they come out pulpy and inedible. Any suggestions?


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Kiwi, I would hold out the blueberries until last and pulse for just a second or you could stir them in by hand after the rest of the smoothie is complete. Thanks for your comments.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I love smoothies and glad you look after my waistline. Thank you.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Hello, Thanks for your comment.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

I love smoothies! When you are sick and you can't eat or even in my brother-in-law's case when he was going through chemo, these were wonderful! Even if you aren't sick they're wonderful! Great hub!


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rpalulis 6 years ago from NY

now this looks very refreshing and healthy too! Thanks


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PhoenixV 6 years ago from USA

Really great looking hubs. Thanks for your comment :)


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida

yummy Pamela, can't wait to try them! Thanks


coffeesnob 6 years ago

Pamela,

I will have to try these. It is amazing what you cna put in a smoothie - i had one the other day that had spinach, lettuce, cukes, and berries and it was delicious.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

akirchner, I appreciate your comments. At least with chemo this is a nutritious way to get something that your body can tolerate.

rpalulis, Thanks for your comment.

Phoenix, I appreciate your stopping by and for your

comment.

brightforyou, I hope you love them. Thanks for your comment.

coffeesnob, The vegetables are great also. Thanks for your comments.


peacefulparadox 6 years ago

I love the smoothies at Jamba Juice (I think their all-fruit smoothies are rather healthy). But I could never been able to make them at home as good as what they have at their store. What is their secret?


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

peacefulparadox, I am not sure what the difference might be but you can ask the store what ingredients they use and maybe they will tell you. I appreciate your comments.


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

YUMMMM! I am starting to put my smooties in the Avon Ice Pop molds and eat them as Ice Pops when it is hot and I need to cool down. You can replace the milk with Almond Milk or Coconut milk and same with the yougurt, but it will not be as thick. I also use honey or Stevia to sweetened mine. I love smoothies!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Lady Guinevere, That is an excellent idea for hot weather. Thanks so much for your suggestions and your comments.


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judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

Good smoothie ideas. I'll have to try the green tea. Love it, but never thought of putting it in a smoothie.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Hottest, Thanks for featuring it on Twitter. I am getting a little more familiar with Twitter so this will be a learning experience. Thanks for the comments also

Judydianne, I thought that was a great idea when I heard about it and it is good. Thanks for the comment.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

These are super healthy and make me want to have one everyday - rather than when I get around to it on weekends. :)


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Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

We like making smoothies in our Vitamix . . . it's great to have them during July and Aug after working out on a Sat morning.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

This is so great, again your right on the mark with sharing this great hub, you are so awesome I must declare, you always share the perfect recipe for the perfect time of year. Thank you you fan


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Delicious, love the strawberries. Voted-up/rated! Love the title, 'Sinless Smoothies...'


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Support med, Thanks for your comments.


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Thanks for the smoothie recipes. I want to try the strawberry smoothie. This is also a great time of year to try it.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Nancy, I love strawberries and that is always a good choice. Thanks for stopping by.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I love smoothies, both green and fruit, I drink green juices and smoothies everyday, good stuff :)


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

katiem, Thanks for your comments.


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Sunnyglitter 6 years ago from Cyberspace

Ahhh I love smoothies! I also eat an avocado every day, and it never occurred to me to add one to my smoothie. I'm going to try it.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Sunnyglitter, It sounds like you are eating healthy. Thanks for your comment.


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quotations 5 years ago from Canada

Thank you for these interesting recipes. I just bought a blender and I am going to try these out!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

quotations, They are delicious. Thanks for your comment.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Ah, sinless smoothies. Another great use for honey! What brand of blender do you find works the best? My blender is on it's last legs and I need to get a new one (maybe I make too many pina coladas and it can't cope).


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Cloverleaf, I have had my Osterizer blender for a long time and it is still working. There is nothing fancy about it but it does the job. Thanks for your comments.


Duchess OBlunt 5 years ago

All but one of these recipes have tea in them. Little did I know!

I guess I shouldn't have given my blender away. These look delicious.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

They are quite good and so healthy. Thanks for your comments.


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rutley 4 years ago from South Jersey

Splendid! See what you think of my avocado smoothie recipe and let me know! I try so many concoctions of

ingredients like you. Thanks again.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

rutley, i would love to check it out. Thanks for the comment.

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