Posted on April 03 2012
Papaya and kiwi smoothieSmoothieWeb.com SmoothieWeb.com is a great resource for every type of smoothie you can dream of! This selection has plenty of fiber thanks to the papaya. We also love there is no added sugar and it is instead sweetened with honey and cinnamon.
Banana and mango shakeBestHealthMag.com Craving a milk shake but are trying to resist the drive-thru? This healthy shake is full of nutrients and has only 150 calories. With just two grams of fat, this potassium- and vitamin C-rich choice is the perfect color for spring!
Iced banana latte
If your "usual" is an iced frappe with extra whip, you should probably rethink your health plan. If your urge for caffeine is insatiable, try this espresso-filled alternative. This recipe is much easier to make compared to your complicated coffee shop order and can quickly be blended on your way out the door in the morning, just throw your banana in the freezer after dinner.
Smart fresh smoothies
BestHealthMag.com We love keeping it simple! This "smart" 270-calorie smoothie only calls for yogurt, skim milk, a banana and frozen berries. If you would rather wait for your coffee, take the advice from above and toss your berries and banana in the freezer the night before so you're ready to blend a healthy breakfast in the morning. For a weekend treat instead of a grab and go morning treat, add a few fresh berries to a toothpick and top as a garnish for a nice spring afternoon with friends.
Blueberry and raspberry freeze
Another choice without added sugar, we like this recipe because of the fresh fruit and the addition of flax seed. There is some research that suggests flax seed may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes thanks to its omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Plus, we love the deep magenta color of the berries and who can resist with the mint garnish? We can't! This is much better to look forward to rather than a 7-Eleven slurpee!