Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Delicious (Healthy) Smoothies!

Add 1-2 ice cubes to the following smoothies or substitute the ice cubes with frozen fruit instead of using fresh fruit...

Raspberry Almond Smoothie - 
1/2 Cup Almond Milk
1/2 Cup Low-Fat Plain Yogurt
1/2 Banana
1/2 Cup Raspberries
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

*Using greek yogurt will give the smoothie a creamier texture and a slightly sweeter taste!

Orange Almond Smoothie - 
1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1 Lemon (Juiced)
1 Lime (Juiced)
1 Tablespoon Honey

*Juicing a fresh orange makes this recipe more time consuming but greatly reduces the unnatural sugar content of this smoothie!

Kale Banana Smoothie - 
1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 Banana
1 Cup Chopped Kale
1/4 Cup Water

*Using a very ripe banana will make this smoothie less bitter!

Strawberry Citrus Smoothie - 
1 Grapefruit (Peeled, Seeded, Chunked)
1/2 Cup Crushed Pineapple
1/2 Cup Strawberries
1/2 Cup Low-Fat Greek Yogurt

*Using canned pineapple is easier than crushing a fresh one, just make sure to read the label to ensure the canned fruit isn't soaked in sugar as most name brands are!

Green Smoothie - 
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Kale
1/2 Banana
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1-2 Tablespoons Cacao Powder
1/2 Can Coconut Milk

*Use less greens/a full banana to make the smoothie more fruity!



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