3 Super Healthy Smoothies That Taste Amazing

3 HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS SMOOTHIES

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Portable, great-tasting and healthy smoothies are a great alternative for breakfast, an afternoon snack or even dessert! They are full of protein, vitamins and minerals that are important for a healthy lifestyle. Although it can be time-consuming to cut up your own fruit, it is a much better alternative than smoothie packets and gives you a chance to create your own! Here are 3 of some of my favorite DIY smoothies!

Green Tea, Blueberry, and Banana

Antioxidant-rich green tea makes this smoothie a nutritional powerhouse (Pictured above, SERVINGS: 1)

3 Tbsp water
1 green tea bag
2 tsp honey
1 ½ cup frozen blueberries
½ med banana
¾ cup calcium fortified light vanilla soy milk

  1. MICROWAVE water on high until steaming hot in a small bowl. Add tea bag and allow to brew 3 minutes. Remove tea bag. Stir honey into tea until it dissolves.
  2. COMBINE berries, banana, and milk in a blender with ice crushing ability
  3. ADD tea to blender. Blend ingredients on ice crush or highest setting until smooth. (Some blenders may require additional water to process the mixture.) Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve

NUITRITION (per serving) 269 cals, 2.5 g fat, 0.2 g sat fat, 52 mg sodium, 63 g carbs, 38.5 g sugars, 8 g fiber, 3.5 g protein

Summer Splash Smoothie 

(SERVINGS: 1)

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½ cup (120ml) water
1 cup (170 g) honeydew chunks
½ cup (85 g) cantaloupe chunks
1 medium peach, halved, pitted
1 cup (150 g) fresh pineapple chunks, core included
1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes

  1. PLACE all ingredients into the blender in the order listed.
  2. BLEND ingredients on ice crush or highest setting until desired consistency. Pour smoothie into glass and serve.

NUTRITION (per serving) 73 cals (3% from fat, 6% from protein, 90% from carb); 1 g protein; 0    g tot fat; 0 g sat fat; 18 g carb; 2 g fiber; 16 g sugar, 17 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 17 mg sodium; 1197 IU Vit A; 43 mg Vit C; 0 mg cholesterol

Berry Delicious Smoothie

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 SERVINGS: 2

1 cup (150 g) fresh pineapple chunks, core included

1 ripe banana, peeled

1 cup (150 g) frozen unsweetened strawberries

1/3 cup (50 g) fresh blueberries

1/3 cup (30 g) cranberries, fresh or frozen

½ cup (120 ml) ice cubes

  1. PLACE all ingredients into the blender in the order listed.
  2. BLEND ingredients on ice crush or highest setting until desired consistency. Pour smoothie into glass and serve.

NUTRITION (per serving) 100 cals (3% from fat, 4% from protein, 93% from carb); 1 g protein; 0 g tot fat; 0 g sat fat; 26 g carb; 4 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 22 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 3 mg sodium; 103 IU Vit A; 56 mg Vit C; 0 mg cholesterol

Jocelyn Butler
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Jocelyn is a Senior at Ohio University studying Public Relations and Marketing. On top of school she is also very involved in her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. She enjoys dancing, reading, eating copious amounts of snack food, and shamelessly watching corgi videos in her free time.

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