Smoothies are perfect for quick nutritional breakfast, outdoor entertaining, snack or just simply to quench thirst!
A good smoothie should contain a blend of ingredients with phytonutrients, protein and fiber to help keep you full and provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. And when it comes to smoothies, don’t forget to keep an eye on portion sizes! If you are having a smoothie as a meal, aim for 300-400 calories. If your smoothie is a snack between meals, make it small and aim for less than 300 calories.
Try one of our favorite simple, quick and easy smoothie recipes today. You don’t need a special smoothie maker for these recipes- just use your Vita-mix, blender, or food processor.
1- ORANGE BANANA SMOOTHIE
2 peeled oranges
10 oz. bag of frozen
2 tsp. ground flaxseed
Blend until smooth in Vita-Mix, Blendtec, food processor, or high quality blender. Serves 4.
2- MIXED BERRY FREEZE
10 oz. frozen berries
1/4 cup soy milk
2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
1. Peel and freeze ripe bananas in a plastic bag or kitchen ware. This is a good way to make sure no bananas go to waste– just freeze the ones that start to get too ripe.
2. Place the soy milk in the processor, with the S blade in the place(or a blender). Turn the machine on and drop in small slices of frozen banana, one by one, and then add the berries.
3. Mix in the ground flaxseed and serve. Serves 2.
1 cup diced papaya
1 cup diced celery
1 Tbsp flaxseed
1 cup apple juice or water
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serves 2.