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.
Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
On the go? Blend a banana, peanut butter, and milk for ahealthy breakfast you can easily take with you.
Nutrition facts: 303 calories, 9g fat, 45g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 16g protein
10ounces skim milk or plain soy milk
1tablespoon natural peanut butter
1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Use 6 ice cubes for a thicker consistency.
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
1banana, peeled and cut into chunks
1kiwifruit, peeled and sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1cup low-fat yogurt
1/2cup ice cubes
2teaspoons maple syrup, optional
1. Combine all of the banana, kiwi, yogurt, ice, and syrup in a blender and whir together until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
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
1/2cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
1 1/2cups skim milk or light soy milk
2tablespoons ground flaxseed
1. Blend all until smooth.