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Delicious Low Fat Smoothie Recipes - 10-minute Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Updated on June 11, 2013

Smoothies Are Great for Your Body

Summer is coming and everyone is hoping to get into shape and enjoy some refreshing drinks. So why not create a delicious low fat smoothie that is equally as refreshing as it is healthy?

Smoothies are a great way to combine many fruits and vegetables in an easily consumable way. The great thing about smoothies is they are tasty, filling and include your 5 a day easily.

Smoothies are also perfect to lose weight because they help to detox your body when substituted for regular snacks. Because of the fruit or vegetables contained in them, they help to keep you fuller for longer.

Smoothies recipes with low fat ingredients
Smoothies recipes with low fat ingredients
Banana smoothie recipe
Banana smoothie recipe
Smoothies are satisfying low fat snacks
Smoothies are satisfying low fat snacks
Smoothies also work as low fat lunches
Smoothies also work as low fat lunches
Why not blend ingredients and make a low fat soup?
Why not blend ingredients and make a low fat soup?

Delicious low fat fruit smoothie recipes

Fruit Smoothies

Fruit smoothies are perfect for all occasions and are so healthy because they contain many types of fresh fruits. These fruits can either be tinned or freshly picked yourself or from a store. Choose your favourite flavours and learn what you can pair them up with to make a fantastic smoothie that you and your family will love.

Apple, lemon, grape & apricot smoothie

To make this fruitful smoothie you will need:

  • 3 peeled and quartered lemons
  • 2 apples (wedged)
  • 3 halved and stoned apricots
  • 25 red seedless grapes
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Once your ingredients are prepared, simply blend in a blender or food processor until it reaches a smooth consistency. Once you are happy with the consistency, add some ice cubes and blend once more. Serve immediately.

Cherry & strawberry smoothie

The ingredients for this sweet smoothie are:

  • 1 cup sweet cherries (pitted)
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yoghurt

Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and serve chilled. This is a great smoothie to substitute for dessert.

Banana & kiwi smoothie

To make this exotic smoothie you will need:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 kiwi fruits
  • 200 ml. skimmed milk
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Start by slicing the banana into slices. Now, peel the skin off the kiwi and slice. Add the banana and kiwi into a blender and pour the milk in. Blend until the ingredients are completely blended then add the ice cubes and blend once more. Serve chilled.

Mango smoothie

Mangoes are mouth watering fruits that taste great in a smoothie. You will need:

  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 300 ml. skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Take your mangoes, one by one and peel the skin off. Now, slice the 'cheeks' off either side of the stone. Ensure to get as much fruit off the mango cut off as possible. Put the mango slices in a blender along with the milk and sugar. Blend for a few minutes then add the ice cubes and serve.

Vegetable Smoothies

Green smoothies are nutritious and tasty
Green smoothies are nutritious and tasty

Delicious Low Fat Begetable Smoothies

It is possible to blend vegetables to get your five a day, as well as fruit. The great thing about blending vegetables is that you can either have a very nutritious smoothie or a delicious homemade soup. Vegetable smoothies are great hot or cold and these green smoothie recipes are worth trying.

Tomato Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients for this smoothie are:

  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/4 cup of chopped celery
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • 2 cups ice

Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend thoroughly. Serve immediately.

Carrot Smoothie Recipe

You will need:

  • 12 ounces of carrot juice (fresh)
  • 1/2 a lime (peeled)
  • 3 baby carrots
  • 2 cups of vanilla yoghurt
  • 8 ice cubes

Place each ingredient into a blender and blend until very smooth. This serves two people and is great for a midday liquid snack.

Spinach and Mango Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients are:

  • 1 handful of fresh organic spinach
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 or 2 sweet yellow filipino mangoes
  • 1 cup of water

Peel the mangoes and slice as much flesh off them as possible. Blend in a food processor with the celery and spinach. Once the consistency is thick, add the water and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Why not combine fruits and vegetables? Try a broccoli & blueberry smoothie.

For this you will need:

  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup broccoli (steamed)
  • 1 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup low fat natural yoghurt

Blend every ingredient until the consistency is smooth and thick. You can even add some strawberries to the mix if you wish! Fruits taste great with broccoli and this smoothie provides many nutrients and goodness to your daily diet.

Invent your own

These fruit and vegetable smoothies are all filling and full of flavour, but you don't have to stick to these recipes. Think of your favourite fruits, and experiment. Some flavours taste so good together, it may just be a new recipe to add to the list!

Glorious Green Banana Smoothie


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      BethanRose 15 months ago from South Wales

      Thanks for your kind comment Kristen! I need to start making more smoothies (and writing more hubs) ;)

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great hub Bethan. I would love to have a blender someday to make smoothies, slushies, slurpies and shakes--the four S's--at my own home. Voted up for awesome recipes!

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      Missy Mac 4 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks for the wonderful healthy ideas. I made a creamy white bean soup using my blender. Never thought to use vegies. I will be using.

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      4tune 6 years ago from Michigan

      Must have smoothie, want smoothie, need smoothie!! ( visual climax happening here, lol! ) Just made me think of wearing a smoothie, I got a book somewhere too, I really need to make one before summers end.

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      Husky1970 6 years ago

      Sounds like these would be very refreshing alternatives to my usual summer cocktails. I think I'll try a few during these 80-90 degree days we are having in July.

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      BethanRose 6 years ago from South Wales

      Once again thanks for reading and I'm happy you liked it. Let me know what you think of the smoothies you try!:)

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      rorshak sobchak 6 years ago

      These smoothies look amazing. Great write up!:)

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      scauthor1969 6 years ago from Upstate South Carolina

      I love smoothies but had never really thought about vegetable smoothies other than mixing some kale with an otherwise fruit smoothie. I am going to have to try out some of these.

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      BethanRose 6 years ago from South Wales

      Thanks for the idea! I'm glad you found this helpful. Kale sounds like another interesting ingredient, I shall have to add more recipes along the way :)

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      Karen A Szklany 6 years ago from New England

      Yum! Smoothies make a fun, colorful addition to any summer meal! Kale is another sweet addition to a fruit smoothie that adds to the delicious flavor. Voted up and bookmarked.

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      BethanRose 6 years ago from South Wales

      Thanks very much I'm glad this article has helped you!:)

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      Food Fairies 6 years ago from London

      LOVE the sound of the spinach and mango smoothie! A great way to get spinach into my boyf's diet! Voted UP! Food Fairies x