Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Morning, noon, or night—smoothies are a treat right for any time of day.
First up, Banana-Agave Smoothie.
Combining bananas and blueberries with creamy, fat-free yogurt and a hint of agave nectar makes for a rich and satisfying smoothie that's also low in fat. Agave nectar comes from the agave plant–it's sweeter than honey and can be found in most grocery stores. This smoothie fuels you up with a healthy dose of potassium, vitamins C and B6, and plenty of antioxidants.
Use either fresh or frozen raspberries; frozen fruit will help create a thicker texture. Look for cooked, peeled, ready-to-eat baby beets in the produce section.
Sneak silken tofu into a sweet-tart breakfast smoothie. Combined with fiber-rich berries, this is a great way to get extra protein and fiber past pickier palates.
When peach season is in full swing and the fruit is at its juicy-sweet best, get an extra basket or two to slice and freeze. You'll be ready to make this peaches-and-cream-like smoothie.
A cross between Key lime pie and a coconut mojito, this smoothie makes a great breakfast drink or sweet afternoon treat. Sprinkle some shredded coconut on top, if you like.
A frappé is similar to a fruit juice or other liquid smoothie, but it's made with a larger proportion of fruit than dairy. Garnish with a twist of orange zest, if desired. To skip the dairy, substitute vanilla cultured coconut milk for the low-fat yogurt.
This frappé is essentially the chilled version of a chai latte, perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. Top each with a dollop of reduced-calorie whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
Melons are at their peak season June through September. Make this smoothie with ripe, in-season fruit for a great-tasting, refreshing drink when the weather's hot. Garnish with additional diced melon, if desired.