6 Fruity Smooth­ies

Big on fla­vor and rel­a­tively low in calo­ries, these smooth­ies are the per­fect way to boost your well­ness this year

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In the con­stant strug­gle to get more fruits and veg­eta­bles in our di­ets, we could all use a lit tle help. And these de­li­cious, nu­tri­ent- packed blender cre­ations are a great place to star t.

In the con­stant strug­gle to get more fruits and veg­eta­bles into our di­ets, we could all use a lit­tle help. En­ter smooth­ies. Easy- to- make and oh- so- de­li­cious, these clever con­coc­tions are loaded with an­tiox­i­dant- packed fruits, plus other whole­some in­gre­di­ents such as yo­gurt, green tea, and tofu. Just give a cou­ple of these recipes a try, and sip your way to bet­ter health in 2019. PEACH-RASBERRY SMOOTHIE

Serves 4

1⅔ cup ap­ple juice ⅔ cup low­fat vanilla yo­gurt 2 ½ cups fresh peaches, sliced and par­tially frozen ½ cup rasp­ber­ries, par­tially frozen 2 cups ice chips

Blend all in­gre­di­ents in blender, and en­joy.

Per serv­ing: 100 cal; 3g prot; 1g to­tal fat ( 0g sat fat); 22g carb; 5mg chol; 25mg sod; 3g fiber; 17g sugar

PINEAP­PLE-CO­CONUT SMOOTHIE

Serves 4 This smoothie uses cream of co­conut for rich co­conut fla­vor. Don’t mis­take it for co­conut milk, which is not sweet­ened.

¾ cup skim milk 1 cup non­fat frozen vanilla yo­gurt 2 Tbs. cream of co­conut ( such as Coco Lopez) 2 cups fresh pineap­ple, diced and par­tially frozen 1 ½ cups crushed ice cubes Fresh pineap­ple wedges for gar­nish

Pour milk into blender. Add yo­gurt, cream of co­conut, pineap­ple, and ice. Blend un­til ice is in­cor­po­rated and very fine, about 30 sec­onds. Stop and stir if blender slows or stalls. Gar­nish each serv­ing with pineap­ple wedges.

Per serv­ing: 130 cal; 4g prot; 1.5g to­tal fat ( 1g sat fat); 26g carb; 5mg chol; 70mg sod; 1g fiber; 18g sugar

BANANA-PEANUT BUT­TER SMOOTHIE Serves 1

1 frozen banana ⅔ cup al­mond milk 1 cup ice ½ cup 2% plain Greek- style yo­gurt 2 Tbs. PB2 Pow­dered Peanut But­ter

with Pre­mium Cho­co­late 1 tsp. vanilla ex­tract Blend all in­gre­di­ents in blender, and en­joy.

Per serv­ing: 320 cal; 20g prot; 6g to­tal fat ( 1.5g sat fat); 51g carb; 5mg chol; 270mg sod; 5g fiber; 30g sugar

CARAMEL-AP­PLE SMOOTHIE

Serves 4

2 ½ cups Granny Smith ap­ples, peeled, diced, and par­tially frozen 1 Tbs. lemon juice, freshly squeezed ¾ cup ap­ple juice 1 ¼ cups non­fat frozen vanilla yo­gurt ¼ cup Walden Farms Sugar Free Caramel Syrup 1 ¼ cups ice chips Blend all in­gre­di­ents in blender, and en­joy.

Per serv­ing: 110 cal; 3g prot; 0g to­tal fat ( 0g sat fat); 26g carb; 5mg chol; 80mg sod; 2g fiber; 16g sugar

PUR­PLE POWER SMOOTHIE

Serves 1

½ banana ½ cup frozen blue­ber­ries ½ cup acai blue­berry juice ¼ cup soft silken tofu ¼ cup plain soy milk 1 tsp. lemon juice Process all in­gre­di­ents in blender un­til smooth. Per serv­ing: 230 cal; 6g prot; 3.5g to­tal fat ( 0g sat fat); 46g carb; 0mg chol; 45mg sod; 4g fiber; 33g sugar

MANGO-TEA SMOOTHIE

Serves 1 .

1 cup frozen diced mango ½ cup each shred­ded car­rot ½ cup 2% plain Greek­style yo­gurt ½ cup dou­ble- strength chai green tea ( such as Yogi Tea) 1 Tbs. minced fresh gin­ger Blend all in­gre­di­ents in blender, and en­joy.

Per serv­ing: 200 cal; 13g prot; 3g to­tal fat ( 1.5g sat fat); 34g carb; 5mg chol; 85mg sod; 3g fiber; 27g sugar

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