Super Skinny Smoothie

When I need to drop a few pounds quickly, I always rely on smoothies.  If I  use a smoothie as a meal replacement, I always add a scoop of protein powder and I eat a lot of fresh veggies and fruit. This particular smoothie is super low in calories and high in nutrients.  It can be used as a snack and it’s great for controlling those unwanted cravings.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • handful of ice
  • 1 packet stevia

DIRECTIONS:

Mix in a blender until smooth.

NUTRITION INFO:

89 Calories; 4gm fat; 8gm carbohydrate; 2gm fiber; 4gm protein

Banana Nana Smoothie

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This banana smoothie is not only healthy and super easy to make, it can also be a complete meal.  It is high in calcium and protein and very satisfying.  Not to mention, it is absolutely delicious!  Enjoy!!

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 small ripe banana

1 cup Almond Breeze almond coconut milk

1-5 oz. container plain nonfat greek yogurt

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Makes 1 serving.

NUTRITION INFO:

230 Calories; 3 gm Fat; 36 gm Carbohydrate; 4 gm Fiber; 17 gm Protein; 176 mg Sodium; 610 mg Calcium

Skinny Orange Julius

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This is a great summer smoothie!  It’s so refreshing and yummy!!  And only 3 ingredients; well 4, if you count the ice cubes.

WHAT YOU NEED:
2 Cups Tropicana 50 Orange Juice
1 Very Ripe Banana
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Vanilla Instant Pudding
1o Small Ice Cubes

DIRECTIONS:

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.  Pour into 2 plastic glasses.  Freeze for 15 minutes until slushy.  Stir with a spoon.

NUTRITION INFO:  120 Calories

 

 

 

 

 

Skinny Holiday Smoothie

I am really impressed with this smoothie creation.  It is so yummy and versatile.  It can be served as a low calorie substitute for egg nog or as a breakfast smoothie.  So give it a blend and enjoy.

What you need:

  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup 50/50 orange juice (Tropicana)
  • 6 oz. vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 medium banana
  • 10 ice cubes
  • cinnamon

What to do:

Place all ingredients except cinnamon in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Pour in glasses.  Sprinkle with cinnamon. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Info: (per serving) 90 calories, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g protein, < 1 g fat, 66 mg sodium

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