Layered Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Layered Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Servings: 2 (serving size: 2 cups)

Ingredients:

  • 1 mango (peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped)
  • 1 1/4 cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 banana (peeled, and chopped)
  • 10 medium strawberries (washed, and hulled)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

Procedure:

  1. In a blender, whirl the mango; 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 2 tablespoons honey; the fresh lime juice; 2 ice cubes; and the freshly grated lime zest until smooth. Divide mango-lime smoothie between 2 straight-sided glasses and set aside.
  2. Rinse blender, then whirl the banana; the strawberries; 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 2 tablespoons honey; the fresh lemon juice; 2 ice cubes; and the freshly grated lemon zest until smooth.
  3. Layer banana-strawberry smoothie onto mango smoothie, gently spooning mixture around inside edge of each glass to create a clean horizontal line.
  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per smoothie.

Mango Smoothie Recipe

Mango Smoothie

Servings: 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped peeled mango
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Procedure:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.
  2. Serve over ice.

Fresh Strawberry Milk Shakes Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Milk Shakes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces strawberries, stemmed and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk

Procedure:

  1. Blend half of strawberries, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup ice cream and 2 Tbsp.
  2. milk in blender until smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses. Repeat with remaining strawberries, vanilla, ice cream and milk. Serve immediately.

Banana and Berry Smoothie Recipe

Banana and Berry Smoothie

Servings: 5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 bananas, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup crushed ice
  • 1/4 cup honey

Procedure:

  1. Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.

Vanilla Honey and Nut Smoothie Recipe

Vanilla Honey and Nut Smoothie

Servings: 3 (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup cubed soft silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.
  2. Sprinkle with flaxseed, if desired.
  3. Serve.

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie Recipe

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

Servings: 2 (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1 large)
  • 1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat graham cracker crumbs (about 1/2 cookie sheet)
  • 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ice cubes (about 1/4 cup)
  • Graham cracker crumbs

Procedure:

  1. Arrange banana slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, and freeze until firm (about 1 hour).
  2. Place frozen banana and remaining ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs. Serve immediately.

Note: Freeze and store extra bananas in zip-top plastic bags so you can whip up this smoothie in a flash.