Smoothies are so in these days, they are trending right along pink lipstick and fishtail braids. Even fast food restaurants are selling them because they can be a quick snack to get in some extra fruits and veggies. But be careful of the added fillers and sugars in a fast food smoothie. To avoid a healthy food bust, just opt to make your own instead. They only take a few minutes, so no excuses! Smoothies are a great way to get in some extra protein or you can just get a good daily dose of extra fruits and veggies on the run. Here are a few smoothie options Skinny Mom approves!
Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie via Cooking Light: Peanut butter is a great source of protein. Make sure you use a healthier peanut butter that does not contain any hydrogenated oils. Otherwise, you are defeating the purpose!
Watermelon with Mint Smoothie via Cooking Light: I know summer is over for most, but let’s take advantage of the season while we still have nice weather and fresh fruit! Watermelon is my all time favorite fruit and it needs to be a year round one! The tangy flavor of the Greek yogurt makes this smoothie a winner!
Green Machine Smoothie via Cooking Light: Get your green on, girl! Get a great boost in iron from the spinach, but without all the taste greens taste. The honeydew melon sweetens up this smoothie perfectly.
Wake Up Smoothie via Eating Well: Need your OJ to get the day started? Why not add some berries, bananas and yogurt to make this parfait-like delicious treat?
Awesome Almond Smoothie via Women’s Health Mag: Pump up your shake with some almond butter. This shake also adds kale, which is high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, calcium, antioxidants, and low in all the bad stuff! (photo credit)
Coffee and Banana Smoothie via Health.com -I know who you are. You need your coffee to get going in the morning. Well, this recipe is just for you! Add some cold coffee to your smoothie for your morning pick me up, and enjoy your morning the right way! (photo credit)
Green Tea Smoothie via Eat Live Run– Get your added antioxidants with green tea in this delicious smoothie. Honeydew melon, honey, banana and green tea make for a well rounded smoothie to cool you off in the afternoon. Jenna from Eat Live Run says this smoothie is the new sangria, and I’d have to agree with her! Enjoy!
Miami Vice Breakfast Smoothie via Skinny Mom: Combine strawberry and pineapple with Silk Coconut Milk for the ultimate fruity, creamy experience. We know this is promoted as a breakfast drink, but this is one smoothie you can enjoy at any time of day!