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Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes

Updated on January 29, 2014

Delicious, Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes

What can I say about these smoothies? Um mmmmm!!! :P

Well, in all honesty, my EX bf played a great part in these recipes and I am a great test-taster! It was a good collaborative effort let's say!

So, look no further for great tasting, healthy and fruity smoothies. And for those of us with a sweet tooth, we've even got a chocolately peanut butter smoothie for you.

Are you a working mom? Are you not a morning person? Are you interested in your health?

Life is sure busy especially in the morning trying to get yourself and perhaps your whole family off to start their day.

Well, this is an easy, quick, healthy breakfast drink that as you will find out as you continue reading below, will bring you and your family health benefits for years to come.

AND get your kids involved too...let them add the ingredients to the blender! :)

My motto is, the more the merrier...and that goes for the fruit as well! :)

Picture above: Mixed Berry Smoothie

Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe

Ice cubes (the more you add, the more it will taste like cookies and cream ice-cream!)

½ cup of milk

2 tablespoons yogurt

2 tablespoons cottage cheese

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/3 cup of frozen berry mixture (blueberries, black berries, raspberries)

*optional- 2 tablespoons coconut milk (it's a good fat!)

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon flax seeds

1 teaspoon chia seeds

Makes two servings.

Healthy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe

It is the tastiest salad that I have ever had!

The broccoli cauliflower salad will be a hit at any shower or family holiday dinner.

Marvellous Mango Smoothie Recipe

Ice cubes (the more you add, the more it will taste like cookies and cream ice-cream!)

½ cup of milk

2 tablespoons yogurt

2 tablespoons cottage cheese

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/2 cup cut up mango

*optional- 2 tablespoons coconut milk (it's a good fat!)

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon flax seeds

1 teaspoon chia seeds

Makes two servings.

Kids will love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe!

For kids and kids at heart...

Ice cubes (the more you add, the more it will taste like cookies and cream ice-cream!)

½ cup of milk

2 tablespoons yogurt

2 tablespoons cottage cheese

1 banana

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 tablespoons peanut butter (natural peanut butter: 100% peanuts)

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon milk powder

*optional- 2 tablespoons coconut milk (it's a good fat!)

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon flax seeds

1 teaspoon chia seeds

Makes two servings.

Pear Smoothie Recipe...it tastes like cookies and cream ice-cream!

Ice cubes (the more you add, the more it will taste like cookies and cream ice-cream!)

½ cup of milk

2 tablespoons yogurt

2 tablespoons cottage cheese

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/2 pear (frozen pear works great also, so this would be an excellent way to load up on your sister's free pear tree!)

1 tablespoon milk powder

*optional- 2 tablespoons coconut milk (it's a good fat!)

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon flax seeds

1 teaspoon chia seeds

Makes two servings.

Fruit versus carrots for your eyesight

EATING FRUIT IS GOOD FOR YOUR EYES...

Well, that's right...it LOOKS like fruit is even more important for keeping your sight than eating carrots! Data reported in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults.

Eat Healthy with the Cookie Monster - Sesame Street

It's not all about "cookies cookies cookies"!! Even the cookie monster says so.

Health Benefits of Eating Fruit

The health benefits of eating fruit are numerous but I'll just mention a few.

WHY EAT BANANAS?

For instance, most of us know that bananas are rich in potassium but do we really know why potassium is important for the body?

-potassium is an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function

-potassium helps maintain bone health

-bananas have long been recognized for their antacid effects that protect against stomach ulcers and ulcer damage

*-International Journal of Cancer suggests that regular, moderated consumption of whole fruits and vegetables, especially bananas, can be protective. In fact, the study showed that women eating bananas four to six times a week halved their risk of developing the disease compared to those who did not eat this fruit.

Why are blueberries so good for you?

-blueberries have the highest amount of antioxidants of all fresh fruit which is good for your immune system which in turn helps prevent infections

-blueberries have a lot Vitamin C

-blueberries may help reduce that dreadful belly bulge and risk factors for cardiovascular disease

-blueberries promote urinary tract health

-blueberries help preserve preserve vision

-blueberries even heal damaged brain cells and help with your memory

-blueberries help prevent heart disease and cancer

WHAT are CHIA SEEDS and why are they IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BODY?

Chia is an edible seed with a nutlike flavor that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows in Mexico. Chia is rich in omega-3 fatty acids more than flax seeds. Chia seeds are also rich in antioxidants and the seeds can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid. And, unlike flax, they do not have to be ground. Chia seeds also provide fiber as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc. Another bonus: insects don't like the chia plant so it is easier to find organically grown varieties.

Chia health benefits

Further information to Chia seeds.

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      RonandKaren 4 years ago

      @HappyTom LM: Oh you are very welcome! try them and let me know which is your fave! :) Karen

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      RonandKaren 4 years ago

      @NibsyNell: It is yummy! try it!! :) and let me know if you liked it!

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      Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      Thank you very much for this yummy lens! It is very useful and interesting.

    • NibsyNell profile image

      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      Oh my! That chocolate peanut butter smoothie sounds so yummy! :)

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      RonandKaren 5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you...I hope your family enjoy them...let me know which is your favourite! :)

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      RonandKaren 5 years ago

      @cassieann: Thanx and enjoy!! :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      These recipes sound so yummy and I have lots of smoothies fans here.

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      RonandKaren 5 years ago

      @cassieann: Thanx Cathi! I hope you enjoy the smoothies...mango is my fave! I also have a lens for low-fat cinnamon buns which the kids love to make with me!

      https://hubpages.com/food/cinnamon-buns-2

      Thanx again for your comment...I'll be sure to check out your lenses too! :)

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      cassieann 5 years ago

      Some of these smoothies sound delicious. I have bookmarked this lens to come back to. Thanks.

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      Motionmaker 5 years ago

      Great article! I make smoothies like this too! :)