Archive for August, 2010

Soothing Summer Smoothies

Finding ways to stay cool can be tough with these triple digit temperatures. While taking a dip in the pool is a refreshing way to stay cool, another fantastic and simple way to beat the heat is making homemade fruit smoothies. Here are a few of our favorite smoothie recipes.

To make any of these smoothies, simply place all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.

Strawberry smoothie
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups strawberries
1/2 cup strawberry nectar
1 pitted peach
1 cup low-fat, plain yogurt or strawberry yogurt if you don’t have the nectar
2 cups ice

Berry Blast smoothie
Ingredients:
1 banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen cherries
4 ice cubes
½ cup orange juice
¾ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
½ teaspoon honey (optional)

Lemonade smoothie
Ingredients:
1 cup lemonade
1 1/2 cups of raspberries
1 cup low-fat lemon yogurt
2 cups of ice

Blueberry smoothie
Ingredients:
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup washed, stemmed blueberries
honey to taste
2 cups of ice

Mango smoothie
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups chopped mango (fresh or frozen)
1 cup guava or mango nectar, chilled
2/3 cup NESTLÉ CARNATION Evaporated Milk
Juice from 2 limes
1 tbsp packed brown sugar
Ice cubes (optional)
Sliced almonds (optional)

http://www.dietsinreview.com/ and http://www.allrecipes.com

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