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Low-calorie smoothie options

February 11, 2014 Recipes

Pineapple smoothies

Serving size: 2 smoothies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup light vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Directions

Put ingredients in a blender. Puree and pour. (You also can add a little vanilla yogurt for density and flavor.)

Nutrition information

Calories: 98
Protein: 4 grams
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 20 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Sodium: 66 milligrams

Peach melba smoothie for two

Serving size: 2 smoothies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced peaches, fresh, frozen, or canned (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries; reserve six berries for garnish
  • Mint leaves (optional), for garnish

Directions

Put peaches, yogurt, ice, and all but six raspberries into blender and puree. Serve in tall glasses. Garnish with reserved berries. The smoothie will be thick enough to float them on top. Add fresh mint leaves if you have them.

Nutrition information

Calories: 125
Protein: 5 grams
Fat: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 63 milligrams

Strawberry-kiwi spritzer

Serving size: 1 spritzer

Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • About ¾ cup plain seltzer (club soda without sodium)
  • Ice cubes

Directions

Peel the kiwi and mash it in a strainer over a glass or small bowl. You should get about 2 tablespoons of tart juice. Wash and stem the strawberries and mash the juice through the strainer. Pour juice mixture over ice in a fancy glass. Top with seltzer and enjoy.

Nutrition information

Calories: 30
Protein: 1 gram
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 10 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 1 milligram