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Easy and Healthy Smoothies for your Diet!

Smoothies are my favorite drink and can be essential to a healthy diet if made right!  Smoothies can be an easy way to add some fruit, vegetables, even carbs or protein to your diet without the high-calorie risk.  The recipes listed here today vary in protein, carbs, and vitamins but are easy to make.  Each has it's own benefit, whether it's a high source in protein, antioxidants, or clean-carbs, they are great for your body without sparing that great taste!  So here are my picks for easy healthy smoothies to add to your weight loss diet!

Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie

  • 1/4 cup 1% low fat milk
  • 1/2 medium ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Nutrition – 237 calories

 

Mango-Ginger Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup cooked red lentils(cooked)
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 3/4 cup carrot juice
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • pinch of ground cardamom
  • 3 ice cubes

Nutrition – 352 calories

 

Tropical Melon Smoothie

  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped cantaloupe
  • 1/2 cup chopped papaya
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Nutrition- 207 calories

Cranberry-Apple Smoothie

  • 1 medium chopped sweet apple
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/8stp. ground cinnamon

Nutrition- 315 calories

Strawberry-Guava Smoothie

  • 1 cup quartered strawberries
  • 1/2 cup quava nectar
  • 1 carton(6-ounce) organic strawberry fat-free yogurt
  • 1 frozen sliced ripe banana
  • 5 ice cubes

Nutrition- 182 calories

Banana Berry Smoothie

  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 3/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1/4 cup crushed ice
  • 1/4 cup honey

Nutrition- 752 calories