Six Low Fat Smoothies

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Smoothies are a great way to get a daily dose of vitamins, minerals and a little protein, too. I make a point of freezing peeled overripe bananas so that I always have some available when I want to make a smoothie. Frozen bananas help make smoothies thicker and frothier, plus it means you don't need to use blade-dulling ice cubes in your blender to produce a cold, refreshing drink.

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    Peach Melba Smoothie

    Strawberry, Chocolate, Peach and Mango Smoothies
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    Enjoy a Peach Melba (peach and raspberry) smoothie year round by using frozen peaches and raspberries. Of course, when these fabulous fruits are in season, enjoy the fresh variety. Add a banana for an extra nutritional boost.

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    I find this banana berry smoothie the perfect vehicle for delivering fruit to my berry-averse younger daughter. She doesn't even mind the blue flecks of blueberry. My favorite fat-free vanilla yogurt is one of the nonfat Greek yogurt brands such as Oikos or Brown Cow.
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    Strawberry Mango Smoothie

    Strawberries, mangoes, banana, yogurt, and low fat buttermilk make a tangy and refreshing (not to mention, pink) drink.

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    Proving that you can drink smoothies year round, here's terrific fall-hued pumpkin smoothie that's thick and creamy. It's rather like drinking pumpkin pie.
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    Peach and Blueberry Smoothie

    Fresh, ripe peaches (or nectarines) and blueberries are perfect for this peach and blueberry smoothie, but if you can't get in-season fruit, quick-frozen varieties are a better bet than out-of-season imports.

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    Tropical Fruit Smoothie

    This family-favorite smoothie uses crushed pineapple, kiwifruit, orange, mango and bananas to make a tropical-style smoothie.