Before you scoff at the strangeness of this recipe, look at the beautiful presentation, and know that this is one of our most delicious smoothies! Just the right amount of sweet and cold to provide a refreshing summer treat. The protein in the jello provides satiety, while the sweet lime flavor and the grapes compliment the smooth carrot flavor. The carrots and the grapes provide fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and a host of antioxidants. This smoothie serves well as a low calorie sweet treat to help you reach your weight loss goals or as a tasty summer barbeque appetizer.
What do you get when you combine Ben and Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream with raspberries, bananas and almond milk? An awesome malt-like smoothie dessert!! We added malt flavoring to really enhance the sweet richness of all of these combined flavors. A great way to incorporate fruit into your family’s dessert, this smoothie will satisfy your sweet craving while providing two and a half fruit servings. Most national nutrition recommendations call for at least two to three servings of fruit daily for an average adult, and basically as many vegetables as you can eat (5-8 servings daily). So eat plenty of vegetables with each meal and have this smoothie for dessert to meet your nutrition goals.
Cool off as summer heats up or winds down by enjoying a delicious yet healthy frozen smoothie. This smoothie supplies all the vitamin C that you need for the day as well as various other antioxidants to keep you healthy and smiling after a day in the sun. If it is too tart, reduce the amount of lemon juice. Lemon juice helps quench thirst and combats dry mouth by increasing saliva production, making you feel cooler and more satisfied. Anything with citrus is a great choice for someone with a medical condition that requires a fluid restriction. You can drink less to quench your thirst.
Inspired by the black cherry smoothie served at Panera Bread, this smoothie recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while providing an intense antioxidant kick. Black cherries are just common sweet cherries differentiated from tart cherries by their darker color. They are usually a deep dark red rather than actual black. Cherries contain the hormone melatonin, which helps regulate sleep but also has been said to have antioxidant properties and contribute to a positive mood. Have an uplifting dessert smoothie while knowing that you are protecting your cells from cancer. Make sure to remove the pits from the cherries prior to blending.
As outside temperatures rise, you need more creative and delicious ways to cool off. Try this scrumptious strawberry lemonade smoothie recipe! Tart and sweet to the palate, your vitamin C requirements will be taken care of for the day with one 12 oz glass. I bet you never imagined eating half of a lemon could be so tasty! Lemons and strawberries are both known for their high vitamin C content. Vitamin C is one of the most studied antioxidants and has actually been shown to reduce the duration of colds. So cool off and stay healthy with our strawberry lemonade smoothie.
Alkalize your body with the power of citrus! Lemons and limes, though acidic prior to digestion, actually have an alkaline effect after passing through the gastrointestinal system in our bodies. Sherbet is a good way to get some of the benefits of cow’s milk, like calcium and potassium, while feeling as if you are eating a decadent ice cream treat. This smoothie recipe is tart yet sweet and refreshing for those hot summer days. Peeling the lemons and limes first is generally recommended, but it is okay to include some of the peel in your smoothie recipe. The peel contains tannins that are bitter tasting but provide antioxidants.
100% pomegranate juice can sometimes be a little strong to drink on its own, but in this smoothie recipe it is combined with fruit and sherbet, and all you taste is the sweet goodness of antioxidant power. Pomegranates are known as super fruits because of the antioxidant content and studies have shown that they help blood flow and may help prevent and/or treat heart disease. When you add raspberries and blueberries (also high in antioxidants) to the mix, you have a cancer prevention cocktail. Enjoy this sweet smoothie recipe and allow yourself to reap the rewards of good health.
Inspired by Jamba Juice smoothies, this smoothie recipe uses sherbet to add sweetness while still retaining the healthful benefits of fresh, ripe fruit. Sherbet is a low-fat alternative to ice cream and also comes in a sugar free variety that tastes great in smoothie recipes. Strawberries are packed with antioxidants, and this smoothie provides two servings of strawberries in one smoothie. Strawberries are also high in vitamin C and have been shown to help keep blood sugar balanced even when eating other foods with added sugar. So go ahead and enjoy this treat without the guilt of consuming a milkshake.
Who needs ice cream when you can have a healthy and delicious frozen smoothie treat? Try this summer fun recipe and cool off while you satisfy your sweet tooth. It's easy to make a great tasting smoothie recipe by simply combining fresh and frozen fruits with fruit juices. Pineapple juice is especially sweet, and makes any smoothie taste like a sinful dessert. Frozen fruit keeps it cool, while fresh mango provides a succulent tropical twist. Get more than your recommended daily dose of antioxidants, fiber, potassium and vitamin A with our beautifully flavorful peach mango smoothie.
This is a truly rich dessert smoothie recipe so save it for a treat or party. The extra calories come from the macadamia nuts, ice cream, and cocoa powder. The flavor is very mild and can be enhanced by adding coconut essence. To reduce the calories in the recipe try using fat free or low fat frozen yogurt in place of the ice cream. Also, almonds may be used in place of macadamia nuts for a more pronounced nut flavor. Nuts contain protein and healthy fats, and studies have shown that people who include nuts in their diet usually weigh less than those who do not.