Avocado Kiwi Smoothie – Creamy and Delicious

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Dec 092016
avocado kiwi smoothie

Avocados are very popular in salads and dips and are gaining ground as a smoothie ingredient too. For proof check out this avocado Kiwi smoothie recipe. As well as rich and creamy avocado this recipe includes other goodies like mixed berries.

It is easy to turn this avocado Kiwi smoothie into a super nutritious treat by adding in a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural powerhouse of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids. Even better, Chia has no taste of its own so adding it to the mix won’t change your results at all.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 Kiwi Fruit- peeled, pitted and halved
  • 1 Frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: Peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seed

Everything goes into the blender at the same time and blend on high until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, thin it out with ice.

Avocado Kiwi Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe-Perfect Breakfast!

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Nov 252016
strawberry banana smoothie recipe

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

Low Cal Smoothie Recipes

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Dec 172014
low cal smoothie recipes

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.

Low Cal Smoothie Recipes

Sep 182013
kids plus smoothies

Have you heard the expression “we are what we eat”? Well, if you haven’t, it is very much true. What we put into the engines we call our bodies in very large part defines what type of engine we are. So, if this is true, why don’t we all just eat what is healthy and provides the different nutrients we need? And, even more importantly–how do we make sure our kids get the vitamins and minerals they need with natural foods. Well, smoothies can help. Hence the title of this post: “Kids Plus Smoothies”.

For example, by now we should all agree that our overall health is very much improved when we eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily. Yes many, many of us do not even come close to that amount. Why is that?

Well, there are different reasons but the most frequently heard are:

– The fruits and/or vegetables are not in season
– With all the peeling and cutting, they are just too hard to prepare
– It is a challenge to work them into the family meals because the kids just won’t eat fruit or vegetables

Pardon me for saying so, but these, and many more, are just excuses and not valid reasons not to eat healthier.

Walk into virtually any supermarket and you will find a spectacular assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables at any time of the year. And the frozen section has an even larger selection of frozen fruit and vegetables. You can even get fruit and vegetable from either frozen or bottled juices. Really, there’s no excuse not to eat healthy.

But it can get boring eating the same stuff day in day out and there is no question that there is preparation time involved so what is needed is a quick, easy way to get the nutrients into our diets. And our kids are always looking for something different too!

Fruit smoothie recipes are an easy solution. Fruit smoothies are easy to make, don’t require exact ingredients and provide that meal in between when we get so hungry. Kids love the colors, the different flavors and can have a whole lot of fun helping to make them. Smoothies are a great way to get your kids to put on their chef hats and get excited about cooking!

Rather than snacking on high sodium, high fat snack treats, that only make us thirsty and unsatisfied, you can enjoy the richness of a fruit smoothie-changing the ingredients daily, and giving your body a wide variety of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. You can also add supplements to help your body fend off aging conditions. For example, adding a teaspoon of chia seedwhich is rich with Omega 3’s, is a definite metabolism booster with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your body needs for both healthy aging and healthy living.

Here is but one example of many juicer recipes that work for breakfast, lunch, or snack. This one uses bananas, which are available all year, as are papayas; and they make a wonderful taste combination.

Tomorrow, try this:

– 1 cup of yogurt (plain, vanilla or banana)
– 1 cup of frozen banana slices
– 1/2 large, ripe papaya, peeled, seeded and chopped
– 1 teaspoon Chia seed

Blend in your juicer until it reaches the consistency you prefer then enjoy!

Making fruit smoothie recipes part of your daily meal plans is, by far, the easiest way to add the daily requirements of fruit and vegetables.

Kids Plus Smoothies