Five quick and healthy smoothie recipes

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Whether you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet, make a quick snack or enjoy some of Michigan’s finest produce, a smoothie packs nutrients into one easy-to-make meal. And what’s best about smoothies is you can use ingredients that you have on-hand. Just toss some fruit and veggies in a blender, add some yogurt or almond milk and you have a nutrient powerhouse to keep you refreshed and full throughout the day.
Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes to get you started!
1 cup peeled, pitted, cubed mango
1 cup chopped cantaloupe
½ cup cubed pineapple, fresh or canned
1/3 cup ground almonds
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice
Makes 3 servings (1 cup per serving).
Per serving: 150 cal, 6.8 g fat, 41 mg sodium, 22 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein
12-14 Coconut water ice cubes, regular or flavored
2 bananas
2 mangos
1 cup strawberries
½ cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
Freeze coconut water in ice trays for a fun twist.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup per serving). Per serving: 195 cal, 1 g fat, 108 mg sodium, 47 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein.
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
¾ cup 100% orange juice
¾ cup 100% raspberry juice
½ cup frozen strawberries (not thawed)

Makes 2 servings (1 cup per serving).
Per serving: 249 cal, 14 g fat, 14 mg sodium, 32 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 3 g protein.
1 ½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
1 cup ice
2 teaspoons fresh basil or fresh mint, chopped
2/3 cup AllWhite® 100% liquid egg whites

Makes 2 servings (1 cup per serving).
Per serving: 76 cal, 0 g fat, 135 mg sodium, 10 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.
Drink promptly to avoid any food borne illnesses.
2 frozen bananas, peeled and chopped
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
2 Tbsp peanut butter
2 Tbsp wheat germ
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp honey
¾ cup low-fat Greek yogurt
¼ cup skim milk
2 cup ice
Makes 3 servings (1 cup per serving). Per serving: 294 cal, 7 g fat, 102 mg sodium, 38 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein.
Instructions for all smoothies:
Combine ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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