Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe-Perfect Breakfast!

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Nov 252016
 
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A Strawberry Banana smoothie recipe is an all time favorite and is a great breakfast smoothie for two, especially if you are in a hurry in the mornings (and who isn’t?).

There are countless takes on how to build a strawberry banana smoothie. The reason we like this recipe is that it includes yogurt which gives the mix a bit more body.

Its also easy to turn this strawberry banana smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax seeds, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious Strawberry Banana results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • -3 cups of frozen strawberries
  • -2 cups of low-fat milk (Soy, or vanilla-flavored soy is ok too)
  • -1 large frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • -1 cup of low-fat yogurt (plain, vanilla or strawberry)

Put everything into your smoothie blender at the same time and mix until smooth. Then enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe

Two Low Carb Smoothies

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May 052015
 
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Just because you are on a diet does not mean you need to go without smoothies! Below are two low carb smoothies recipes to bring a bit of sunshine into your diet.

A lot of dieters have a lot of success with low carb diets but often want something a bit different to break things up. Here are two low carb smoothies recipes that will help with the monotony without breaking your diet!.

Chocolate-Avocado Smoothie

  • 1 avocado, skinned and pitted
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cream (want lower calories? Try skim or 2% milk instead)
  • 3 tsp. preferred sweetener (splenda, equal, etc.)
  • 8-10 ice cubes

Everything into your trusty smoothie blender at once and blend until smooth. Add ice if needed to achieve your preferred consistency.

Coconut-Strawberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup cold coconut milk
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Chia seed
  • 8-10 ice cubes

Just like the Chocolate-Avocado smoothie, everything into your blender at the same time and blend until smooth. If too thick, add a couple more ice cubes.

These are just a couple of low carb smoothies and there are a lot more you can try.

Two Very Low Carb Smoothies

Low Cal Smoothie Recipes

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Dec 172014
 
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Low cal smoothie recipes are always the most popular on Bestfruitsmoothies.com. To me, that means that many people are interested in eating healthier and still enjoy what they are eating.

This is a list of some of the most popular low cal and easy smoothie recipes on the site. This have all been available for quite some time, but I thought it might be helpful to group the most popular in one place rather than hunt for them.

Smoothies are unique in that you can add ingredients in almost unlimited combinations and still end up with a drink/meal that satisfies. In that spirit, you can take these recipes as a starting point to build your own low cal smoothie recipes.

Whether you create your own, or use these as presented, I hope you find one or more to enjoy!

Banana Pear Smoothie: An easy to make blend of bananas, pears, and spinach.

Black Cherry Smoothie: An interesting mix of flavors featuring pitted black cherries, red raspberries and cranberry juice.

Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie: Yogurt base with strawberries, peaches, and a banana. Bonus link to the USDA dietary guidelines.

Summer Smoothie Recipes: Refreshing blend of watermelon, lemon sorbet, and Greek Yogurt.

Cantaloupe Smoothie: With just two ingredients this is a really good recipe to experiment with.

Pomegranate Smoothie: Another recipe with few ingredients but a big taste!

Mango Pineapple Smoothie: Low cal Tropical treat.

V8 Smoothie: The iconic Campbell vegetable juice combined with banana and blueberries.

Low cal breakfast Smoothie: A healthy way to get the day off to a good start.

Coffee Mocha Smoothie: This was one of my favorites for a long time. I will admit that, on occasion, I cheated and substituted the low cal ingredients for other options!

These are just some of the low cal smoothie recipes you can find on our site. The next time you’re looking for a smoothie recipe idea I hope you will visit us.

Twelve Veggies WebMD Thinks You Should be Eating

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Oct 092014
 
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If you are healthy conscious at all there is no doubt that you have run across WebMD in the course of your online searches. This is a mega-site by any definition and offers health advice on every conceivable facet of human existence. Here, they offer twelve veggies that, in their opinion, should be in everyone’s diets. The original piece can be found here. Since we showcase veggies a lot in our smoothie recipes this seems like a great time to again remind you how healthy smoothies are and why they should be a part of your meal plans.

 

Twelve veggies WebMD considers to be “Powerhouses” and our recipes that use them.

 

Beets/Beet Greens

Lots of vitamin K which helps prevent type 2 diabetes. We have five recipes featuring beets. The most popular of the five is this one

 

“Microgreens”

By this they mean radishes, cabbage, broccoli, and kale. We feature over sixty recipes with one or more of these veggies. Kale is the most often used, with more than thirty recipes. The most popular Kale recipe we have can be found here.

 

Watercress

WebMD says watercress is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K plus other antioxidants.  We have just one recipe that mentions Watercress and then only as an ingredient in V-8 Juice. That recipe is here.

 

Swiss Chard

Good source of Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are good for eye health and just 7 calories a cup. Currently, we have nothing on the site that includes Chard but we will work on it.

 

Collard Greens

This is another veggie we don’t have in a recipe but we do mention Collard Greens as an import part of a vegetarian diet  and as a source of vitamin K

 

Asparagus

Yet another veggie that we seem to have overlooked in our recipes. It is a great source of vitamin K, folate, and copper.

 

Spinach

Now here’s a veggie we have a lot of recipes for. In fact, we have more than 100 recipes that use spinach one way or another. The most popular of these recipes is this one.

 

Baby Kale

WebMD recommends this if you find the sharp taste of Kale a bit much.  We don’t make the distinction between baby and mature Kale and frequently recommend substituting spinach in a smoothie for a less intense taste.

 

Frozen Peas

WebMD likes peas because of the fiber (6 grams per cup).  We offer a single recipe that uses peas, right here,

 

Red Bell Pepper

Not really a vegetable, but a fruit. Red Bell Peppers offer vitamin B, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.  To make a smoothie that uses Red (or yellow) Bell Peppers, try this recipe.

 

Broccoli

Let me quote WebMD here: “Broccoli is one of nature’s rock stars. It’s a top source of natural plant chemicals shown to help lower the risk of some cancers (though many other things also affect your cancer risk). Each cup of the florets also gives you plenty of vitamins C and K.”   We have a very tasty smoothie recipe featuring both Broccoli and Carrots. Enjoy it here.

 

If you manage to include these twelve veggies in your diet in a meaningful way you can’t help but be a healthier and happier person. Smoothie recipes make adding these twelve veggies easier and you are invited to try the ones we have linked to here as well as the more than 800 others on the site.