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Smoothie Sailing

Enjoy Low Calorie Delights

The Skinny

Smoothies are the ultimate tease. They usually have great names, taste even better and imply all sorts of medicinal benefits. Ultimately, having a smoothie is almost a noble gesture, leaving you feeling like you’ve done something good for yourself. Well, they may almost always sound and taste great, but they are often overloaded with fat and sugar that isn’t doing your waistline or much of anything else in your body any good. Don’t fret. There are plenty of great tasting smoothies that live up to the hype. Here are six low-calorie, healthy delights to get you started.

The Slate

Basic Green Smoothies

Looking for a basic green smoothie to get you started? Try using romaine lettuce and spinach as a launch point. They have a mild taste. Later, maybe switch to Swiss chard, collard greens, kale and even dandelion greens for something a little bolder. Either way, combine your greens with 1 banana, one cup frozen pineapple chunks or frozen peach slices and 1 cup frozen mixed berries or frozen blueberries. Its only 77 calories.

Courtesy of Blendtec.com

 

Ginger Peach Smoothie

Its summer and fresh peaches are at hand. Put them in a smoothie. Mix in some rice drink and a dollop of disease-fighting ginger and you’re good to go. Not only refreshing and tastes great, it is only 50 calories.

Courtesy of Reader’s Digest Best Health

 

Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon is the great refresher. It is also great in a smoothie. All that’s needed is to mix in some low-fat plain yogurt and some fresh or frozen strawberries and the deal is done. At 148 calories, it is a great and delicious way to load up on antioxidants.

Courtesy of Reader’s Digest Best Health  

 

Berry Mango Smoothie

Okay, the name may give it away but that doesn’t lessen the taste or increase the calories. The mix includes 3/4 cup frozen unsweetened mango chunks, 1/2 cup seedless cucumber, 5 frozen unsweetened strawberries, 12 mint leaves, 1/2 tsp. lime juice and 1 no-calorie sweetener packet. Oh yeah, don’t forget to put 1 cup crushed ice blend. A great reward at 120 calories.

Courtesy of VeryWellfit.com

 

Cherrylicious Smoothie

One cup frozen cherries, 1/4 cup chopped pineapple, 1/2 cup low sugar orange juice or apple juice, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond coconut blend and 1/4 cup ice is all that’s needed. Well, you need a blender too.  The effort is worth it at 138 calories per serving.

Courtesy of Scattered Thoughts Of A Craft Mom

 

Passion Peach Smoothie

Another summertime delight, which is built on 1 cup passion fruit nectar 2 cups sliced peeled peaches, 8 ounces vanilla fat-free yogurt, 1/8 teaspoon almond extract, 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger and 5-6 ice cubes in blender. Amazing and only 99 calories.

Courtesy of Health.com

 

Eyes Up

What great low-calorie smoothie are we missing? Let us know at info@wellwellusa.com

 

 

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