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Smoothie Recipes That Are Healthy and Refreshing
There's something about smoothies that make them almost irresistible as a meal, a drink, or a snack, especially on a hot summer day. Get your blender ready for these healthy fruit smoothie recipes you can make in minutes.
Save on calories and leave out the sugar in this recipe for a delicious all-fruit smoothie. Moreover, you'll get a hefty dose of vitamin C and potassium, which is great for healthy bones and teeth.
Nutrition facts: 110 calories, 0g fat, 27g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 2g protein
Banana and Kiwi Smoothie
The fuzzy kiwi fruit may be small in size, but talk about a triple threat. It's loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, which keep skin firm, promote healthy bones and teeth, and protect you from cancer and heart disease.
Nutrition facts: 155 calories, 2g fat, 28g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 7g protein
Strawberry, Banana & Flax Smoothie
Adding flaxseeds to you diet is a great way to increase your intake of omega-3s, which are associated with a lowered risk of heart disease, cancer, and depression.
Nutrition facts: 278 calories, 7g fat, 43g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 16g protein
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie
Chocolate for breakfast — why not? This smoothie has chocolate soy milk to satisfy your sweet tooth and frozen berries to give you a healthy boost of antioxidants.
Nutrition facts: 355 calories, 14g fat, 41g carbohydrate, 15g protein
Whipped Strawberry Lemonade
If you're fan of strawberry lemonade, you'll love it in smoothie form too. This smoothie recipe has more than 100 percent of your daily intake of vitamin C, which may help increase "good" HDL cholesterol levels and strengthen bones. And all for just 89 calories!
Nutrition facts: 89 calories, 0g fat, 23g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 1g protein