6 Delicious Low-fat Smoothies

Liquid Nutrition Never Tasted so Luscious

Smoothies are a great way to get a daily dose of vitamins, minerals, and protein. To make it easier, you can put a variety of fruit, vegetables, and other desired ingredients in small freezer bags for a quick and simple way to have everything ready for smoothie time. For instance, many health-focused people peel and freeze their overripe bananas so that they always have some available. Frozen bananas, in particular, help make smoothies thicker and frothier—plus it means you don't need to use...MORE blade-dulling ice cubes in the blender to produce a cold and refreshing drink.

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    Strawberry, Chocolate, Peach and Mango Smoothies
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    Enjoy a Peach Melba smoothie year round by blending frozen peaches and raspberries. When these fabulous fruits are in season, you can try mixing them fresh for an even better experience. You can even add in some vanilla yogurt for a breakfast meal or vanilla ice cream for an end-of-the-day healthy dessert. For an extra nutritional boost, add something with vitamins, like a banana. Either way, this drink mirrors a sunrise or sunset that's perfect to start or end your day with.

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    Strawberry banana smoothie in glass with drinking straw
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    Full of antioxidants, this smoothie is full of superfoods that help fight diseases, take care of the heart, and help you age beautifully. It's also allergy-friendly with its gluten-free and dairy-free properties, like coconut water, berries, banana, and protein powder.

    You can use an array of berries, like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries in this recipe. For an even more nutritious meal, select organic or wild berries that don't have harmful chemicals. If this...MORE isn't possible, frozen berries are a great compromise.

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    Mango strawberry banana smoothie
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    Mango is somewhat of an underrated fruit, but it provides tons of nutrients like vitamins A, B, and C. This tropical fruit helps contribute to a healthy immune function, good blood pressure, and strong vision and bones.

    The mix of strawberry, mango, almond milk, and Greek yogurt is incredible. Plus, it's tangy, refreshing, and pretty in pink.

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    Pumpkin Smoothie
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    Pumpkin isn't just for the Fall season. Thick and creamy, this smoothie recipe is reminiscent of a chilled pumpkin pie in a glass—except extraordinarily lower in fat and calories. Use this recipe if you need a meal replacement that will get you full fast, or that'll boost your energy. To sweeten it up, use the ripest banana you can find (preferably one that you've frozen).

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    Nectarine smoothie with mint
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    Fresh and ripe peaches or nectarines, paired with blueberries, are a perfect smoothie match. This delicious recipe will take care of all your cravings. Simply use up some frozen peaches and blueberries and blend with a cup of fresh strawberries and non-fat yogurt. You can also add a banana for some sweetness, instead of pure sugar. To make this smoothie extra frozen, add some crushed ice.

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    Freshly Blended Fruit Smoothies
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    There are many types of tropical smoothies you can make. For example, one delicious family-favorite smoothie calls for a mix of crushed pineapple, kiwifruit, orange, mango, and bananas.

    You could also go for something different, like the tizana, which is a classic Venezuelan drink. It's similar to sangria but can be made as a smoothie with pineapple, mango or papaya, strawberries, grapes, bananas, and oranges. Add a little orange juice and frozen limeade mix for that special tropical taste.