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Fruity Smoothie and Frozen Drink Recipes- How To Make Your Own Quick And Easy Low Calorie Smoothie

Updated on February 01, 2015

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200 cal and below...Healthy Smoothie And Frozen Drink Recipes

Many have already began thinking of ways to eat more healthy calories because of health concerns and smoothies are a great place to start. It is not reasonable to stop eating sugar right away after all our body is craving it.

However, you can replace sugary breakfasts and desserts with healthy smoothie choices. Sure we all love sugar but replacing healthier sugar by using fruit will help us avoid many ailments, pain and weight loss hurdles.

Healthy refreshing smoothies are great all times of years especially in the summer. When the weather is cooler you can omit adding ice or freezing your fruit or just let your smoothie sit to take most of the chill off before you begin to enjoy it.

Just thinking about those refreshing smoothie shakes are making my mouth water. But after finding out that my favorite smoothies were filled with so many calories and were costing me a forture, I resorted to making my own.

You can make your own frozen and smoothie drinks that 200 calories per serving.

Low Calorie Smoothie and Frozen Drink Recipes

Hawaiian Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 papaya
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • crushed ice

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

This makes 2 servings of this delicious drink and at only 173 calories per serving.


Banana Chocolate Smoothie Shake

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1tsp. low fat sweetener (optional)
  • 1 tbsp.fat-free chocolate syrup
  • 8-10 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Combine banana,skim milk, sweetener and, chocolate syrup in blender.
  2. Cover and mix for 1 minute.
  3. Add ice cubes, one at a time, mixing until smooth.

This recipe makes 2 servings at only 155 calories per servings.

Orange Smoothie Delight

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk
  • 3 or 4 ice cubes or frozen fruit
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients in blender and mix on high for 15 to 30 seconds or until ice is crushed.
  2. Optional 1/2 cup drained pineapple and 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract for pina colada flavor.

This recipe makes 1 serving and is 188 calories.


Benefits of Our Superfruits

Banana, strawberries and blueberries are truly super foods, high in antioxidants they guard us against free radical damage,boost our immune systems as well as help us avoid dangerous diseases. Just imagine lowering your cholesterol, improving your eyesight and memory for starters.

Avoiding heart attacks or worse by lowering your cholesterol is nothing to sneeze at. If you are battling a weight problem or other health concern a smoothie is a great and tasty place to start. These are only a few recipes. There are plenty more that may suit your needs more.

Of course there are many fruits we use however these fruits are the most popular fruits used in our smoothie recipes.

Fresh fruits are wonderful and the best sweet and healthy desserts are made with fresh fruits which are natures natural candy.

Did you know that with only 2 bananas you can workout for an hour? Bananas are the key ingredients to many smoothie recipes. You can save plenty of money by getting your bananas on sale when they are ripe. They can be sliced and frozen in baggies and stored in your freezer until your ready to use. Once frozen break them up and use a 1/2 of cup or what you need in your smoothie recipe.

Bananas contain :

  • potassium
  • antioxidants
  • vitamin B-6
  • magnesium
  • probiotic
  • fiber

Bananas benefits Just to name a few...

  • controls blood sugar
  • mood enhancers
  • restore electrolytes
  • natural anti-acid

Strawberries Contain

  • iron
  • niacin
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin B-6
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E

Strawberries benefits just to name a few...

  • boost immune
  • cancer prevention
  • reduce LDL (bad cholesterol)
  • reduce inflammation

Blueberries contain:

  • magnesium
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin B
  • vitamin B-6, D
  • vitamin C
  • Iron

Blueberry benefits just to name a few...

  • UTIs
  • cancer
  • brain booster
  • anti inflammatory

Hopefully I have accomplished my goal of you seeing how adding more raw fruits to your day as a lifestyle change will improve your life. We are only here once and can avoid many health problems by adding a daily smoothie to our daily regimen or at least replacing our high calorie breakfast or desserts.

I know you will love these delicious low calorie smoothie recipes. If you want more low calorie recipes you can visit my other hubs "Fat Free Chocolate Dessert Recipes" and "Low Calorie Dessert Recipes". If you have enjoyed these recipes please share and bookmark.


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