Carrot Peach Smoothie – and Strawberries

Today’s recipe creates a carrot peach smoothie. Two items rarely seen together I grant you!

You can enjoy carrots all year round but those harvested in the summer and early fall have more taste. Carrots are loaded with vitamins including A, C, and K. Eat as many as you want because they are also low in calories. Without question, Carrots and their crunchy taste make smoothies even better.

Fresh peaches are “in season” in most places begins in July and runs through August. But, depending on the weather, you can find fresh peaches as early as May and as late as September. For the tastiest peach choose ones without any hint of green coloring. If not in season frozen peaches are OK too and preferable to canned.

Its also easy to turn this carrot peach smoothie treat into even more of a nutrition powerhouse just 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, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

large carrot peeled and chopped
1 fresh peach seeded and sliced in quarters
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
Tbsp. Chia seed

Carrot Peach Smoothie – and Strawberries

Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie

I wouldn’t recommend this Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe to anyone who is on a strict diet. Low calorie it isn’t! But the recipe is still healthy and is a good choice as a lunch replacement or a hearty snack.

You can also turn this Peanut Butter smoothie treat into a real nutrition powerhouse just 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, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 3 Tbsp. Creamy Peanut butter
  • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • cup milk (soy, 2%, whole milk, its your choice)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Ice to taste (about a cup or less)
  • Optional: 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup

Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie- Delicious!

Kids will definitely love making and drinking a yummy Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie.  With just three ingredients, this treat is super easy to make. One you should be sure to include as a favorite afternoon treat.

Its also easy to turn this Banana Peanut Butter 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 omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it won’t change the “banana peanut buttery” results.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 2 Bananas cut up in chunks or about 1 ½ cups of frozen banana slices (TIP peel and slice bananas BEFORE FREEZING!)
  • 3 Tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of yogurt (vanilla, plain, or banana)

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Kale Smoothie – Greenest Recipe

Here is a mixed veggie and fruit Kale smoothie that again shows how flexible any smoothie recipe can be. As is, this is a really tasty and “green” mix. But, if you find the taste of Kale too harsh substitute another leafy green such as baby spinach.

Its also easy to turn this Kale smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse by adding a tablespoon of Chia. 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, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it won’t change the results.

In your favorite blender mix:

Handful of Kale (or another leafy green, such as spinach) leaves
1 cup seedless purple grapes
1 Apple, peeled and cored. Your choice of type
large pinch of cinnamon
2 Tsp. of Stevia, Agave Nectar or Organic Honey
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Optional: A few shakes of pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg to add a more complex flavor

Kale Smoothie – A Green Recipe

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe-Perfect Breakfast!

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