It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting your weight-loss journey, or if you’re well on your way to reach your goals; smoothies listed below can be a great source of nutrition, and comfort, for you. They will keep your entire body well-nourished, due to the abundance of protein, nutrients, and vitamins in them. The combinations of ingredients will also take away any potential health issues that you might have, such as high cholesterol, irregular blood pressure, indigestion, and more.
Find your favorite below, with plenty of recipes remaining to prevent your smoothie routine from becoming monotonous and boring:
- Orange creamsicle
This low-calorie, citrus based smoothie is extremely helpful in cooling you down after a long stay in the heat.
- 1 peeled orange
- ¼ cup of fat-free yogurt (or fat-free half and half)
- 2 tablespoons of frozen orange juice concentrate
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 4 cubes of ice
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until no chunks are left, and a smooth mixture is formed. The ingredients listed are enough for one serving. Make sure you serve this smoothie cold, as it is a summer mix, aimed at refreshing your body during hot days.
One serving of the orange creamsicle smoothie contains 160 calories, 3 grams of protein, 36 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 28 grams of sugar, 60 milligrams of sodium, and 1 gram of fat.
- Pineapple passion
Another smoothie aimed at cooling you down during the summer, pineapple passion is a great, healthy alternative to ice cream. It is a bit on the thicker side, and those who like their smoothies a bit chunkier will love this one.
- 1 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 6 cubes of ice
Add the ice cubes and yogurt to a blender. Blend using the pulse function, but don’t over-do it, as the ice should still be in chunks. Add the pineapple and blend normally, until a smooth mixture is formed. The ingredients listed are enough for one serving.
One serving of the pineapple passion smoothie contains 283 calories, 13 grams of protein, 53.5 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 48 grams of sugar, 167 milligrams of sodium, and 3.5 grams of fat.
- Sunrise smoothie
In case you’re a fan of the tequila sunrise, you’ll love the color of this smoothie. You’ll also love it if you like peaches and apricots.
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of chilled apricot juice
- 8 ounces of low-fat peach yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of frozen lemon concentrate
- ½ cup of chilled club soda
Add the banana, apricot juice, peach yogurt, and leman concentrate to a blender, and blend for approximately 30 seconds. Add in the club soda, pulse to combine, and serve the smoothie. The ingredients listed are enough for four servings.
One serving of the sunrise smoothie contains 130 calories, 2.5 grams of protein, 19 grams of carbs, 1.5 grams of fiber, 16 grams of sugar, 43.5 milligrams of sodium, and 0.5 grams of fat.