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Healthy smoothie recipes

Last modified on 31 December 2014. Read disclaimer.

You and your family can enjoy nutritious, delicious smoothies, with very little mess or cleanup when you follow these 3 simple steps. (The recipes below make 2 servings):

1) Choose 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen
     fruits or vegetables


Pineapple chunks
Canned pumpkin
  or squash

Mango Carrots

2) Add 1 cup of a base

Plain or vanilla yogurt
Frozen vanilla yogurt
Frozen juice concentrate (such as apple or orange)
Ice cubes

3) Add 1/2 cup of a liquid

Low-fat or fat-free milk
Soy, rice, flax or hemp milk
100% fruit juice


Add one or more ingredients from each of the 3 groups into a blender and mix until smooth. Serve immediately. This will yield enough smoothie for two people. If there are more than two of you, increase portions accordingly.

Example 1
1/2 cup of strawberries
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup fat-free milk

Example 2
1/2 cup of banana
1 cup of frozen orange juice
1/2 cup of low-fat milk

Example 3
1/2 cup of blueberries
1 cup of frozen vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup of orange juice


If desired, add:

  • a spoon of green powder (wheat grass or spirulina)
  • whey or some other protein powder
  • almonds, walnuts, peanuts, flax or sesame seed, wheat bran or shredded coconut
  • a scoop of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • for extra sweetener, sprinkle in presoaked raisins before blending
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