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.
This smoothie recipe has it all! Sweet, tart, satisfying, and surprisingly it will not raise your blood sugar as much as other foods! The glycemic load is a concept based on the glycemic index of foods. The glycemic index is an estimate of how much the food will raise blood sugar. The glycemic load is a calculation that considers carbohydrate to fiber, fat and protein ratio in the food, which attenuates the effects on blood sugar. The total glycemic load of this smoothie recipe is 16. This means that this smoothie has a medium effect on blood sugar. Not bad for a sweet treat!
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.
A vegan diet is a healthy way to eat and live, especially if careful attention is paid to getting “complete proteins” from foods. The human body will only use protein from food to build muscle if it contains all of the essential amino acids. Animal foods contain all of them in a similar proportion to that of our muscles so it is simple for the body to take them and build body tissue. Plant foods contain different ratios of amino acids, but it is easy to get them all if your diet contains a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Soy beans are one of few plant foods that contain all the essential amino acids, so enjoy this delicious high protein smoothie recipe.
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.