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Eat Healthy -Lose Weight- Delicious Fruit Smoothie Drink Recipe

Updated on February 7, 2012

Smoothies are Healthy and Delicious

Whether you want to start the day out with a healthy bang, or end it with a nutritious treat, smoothies are a delicious way to add nourishing fruit to your diet. There is nothing quite as soothing as drinking a nice cold fruit smoothie.

Smoothies are convenient and portable for those busy people on the go who don't have time to sit down to a conventional breakfast. And since the fruit is being eating in its natural state it  supplies many important vitamins, minerals, and proteins that are necessary for healthy nutrition.

Eat healthy and lose weight with healthy fruit smoothies
Eat healthy and lose weight with healthy fruit smoothies

Banana Smoothies

Bananas are a great addition to your healthy fruit smoothies. Not only do they add sweetness to the mix, but they are very good for you. Bananas contain potassium, protein and fiber with a calorie count of about 130 for a medium sized one.

Fresh Fruit Smoothie

2 cups fresh strawberries

2 large ripe bananas

1/2 cup cranberry juice

2 tsp. of honey

ice cubes

Combine in a blender and process until the desired consistency. Serves 3 to 4

If you freeze the banana and the strawberries before making your smoothie, you won't need to use ice cubes.

For a variation you can replace the cranberry juice and the honey with 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup of milk.

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

2 ripe Bananas

1 cup of pineapple juice

1/2 cup of orange juice

1 cup lemon or orange low-fat yogurt.

Combine, blend and serve. Serves 2 to 3

Banana Blueberry Smoothie

1 medium banana

1 cup of blueberries

1 Tbsp of maple syrup

1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt

1 cup grape juice

Combine, blend and serve. Serves 2 to 3

Nutty Chocolate Banana Smoothie

1 large banana

1 1/2 cups chocolate milk

1 Tbsp peanut butter

Combine, blend, serve. Serves 2

Healthy fruit smoothies
Healthy fruit smoothies

Mangos, Peaches and Pears

Carrot Orange Mango Smoothie

1 to 1 1/2 cups carrot-orange juice

1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped

1 cup mango, peach, or apricot low-fat yougurt

Combine, blend and serve. Serves 2

Cinnamon Apple or Pear Smoothie

1 ripe banana

2 medium apples or ripe pears

1 cup vanilla low-fat yougurt

1 cup apple juice

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Combine, blend and serve. Serves 2 to 3

Peach Apple Smoothie

1 cup of low-fat peach yogurt

3 ounce of frozen apple juice concentrate

1/4 tsp. almond extract

ice cubes.

Combine, blend and serve. Serves 2 to 3

Some of the above recipes were taken from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook

Meal in a Glass

Dragon-Slayer Shake

4 - 8 ounces of diluted fruit juice (apple, cranberry, orange)

10 - 15 grams of powdered protein (whey, rice, soy, etc)

1/2 tbsp fiber powder

1 ripe banana

2 - 4 grams of vitamin C powder (Emergen-C)

1 tbsp of fatty acids EPA (fish oil)

1 tbsp of flaxseed oil

1 tbsp of wheat germ

This recipe is borrowed from the Vita Mix cook book.


Mocktail Smoothies

New York White Colada

1/2 cup white grape juice

1/4 cup white seedless grapes

14 cup canned pineapple, with juice

1/2 cup ice cubes

Blend on high for 15 to 20 seconds

Grasshopper

1 Tbsp. creme de menthe syrup

1 cup vanilla ice cream

1 Tbsp. chocolate chips

1 drop green food coloring

1/3 cup low fat milk

Blend all ingredients on high for 10 to 15 seconds

Triple Strawberry Daiquiri

1/4 tsp. rum extract

1 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup strawberry yogurt

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

Combine ingredients in blender on high for 10 to 15 seconds

Fuzzy Navel

1/4 cup peaches, with juice

1 orange peeled and sectioned

1/4 cup sugar

14 cup water

1/4 cup ice cubes

Combine and blend on high for 10 to 15 seconds

Three Melon Cocktail

1/2 cup watermelon, seeded

2 inch slice cantaloupe

2 inch slice honey dew

14 cup pineapple juice

Blend on high for 10 to 15 seconds.


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  • craftybegonia profile image

    craftybegonia 7 years ago from Southwestern, United States

    Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  • Anamika S profile image

    Anamika S Jain 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    I love smoothies! There are some great recipes here that I can add to my collection. Thanks for the share!

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    lafenty 9 years ago from California

    Hope you enjoy them.

  • anglnwu profile image

    anglnwu 9 years ago

    My family loves smoothies--you've given quite a no. of recipes that will come in handy whenever we run out of ideas.

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