December 15, 2017

Healthy Summer Smoothies

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Healthy Summer Smoothies (Contributed by Experts from Precise Portions)

Summer season is sizzling hot, so a cool beverage is a welcome treat! Choose a nutritious, energizing and refreshing ice-cold smoothie. Save money and blend your own healthy summer smoothies at home.  Fruit smoothies are easy to make, as well as provide an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. So load-up the blender, hit the liquefy button and indulge yourself with one of these healthy treats.

Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 cups ice
2 and 1/2 cups of fresh strawberries
1/2 cup of strawberry nectar
1 pitted peach
1 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt or unsweetened strawberry yogurt, if strawberry nectar is not available.

Directions:
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Should be served quickly, and consumed before the ice starts to melt.

Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of plain, low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup of washed, and stemmed blueberries
Add honey to taste
2 cups ice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender until consistency becomes smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Energizing Lemonade Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup of lemonade
1 1/2 cups raspberries
1 cup of low-fat lemon yogurt
2 cups ice

Directions:
Mix all the ingredients in the blender until the puree flows smoothly. Serve and indulge!

Smoothies are popular for a reason: great taste and tons of health benefits. They are also among the easiest snacks to prepare. Smoothies are filling, without filling you up with a ton of calories. Add extra nutrients and create your own recipes by choosing fruits that are in season.

Contributed by experts from Precise Portions. Precise Portions provides every day easy portion control solutions – a dietitian designed portion control dinnerware (weight management system consists of plates, glasses, bowls, menu planning sheets, and more!). You can find more smoothies’ recipes on their site http://www.preciseportions.com/ as well as some more tips on healthy eating on their blog, http://www.blog.preciseportions.com/

 

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