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“3 Summer Smoothies Under 200 Cals”

There is nothing better in the summer than a guilt-free sweet treat to help cool you off. Simple, quick, low calorie and healthy smoothies are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth and help you slim down. Dr. Ian Smith, co-host of The Doctors and creator of Super SHRED: The Big Results Diet, offers three great recipes that hit the spot and beat the heat! 

 

Classic Blueberry Mango Smoothie (pictured)

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2

1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

1 cup mango chunks

¼ cup vanilla soy milk, almond milk, skim milk, or water

1 cup plain yogurt

¼ cup ice chips, optional

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. Refrigerate until drink is desired temperature. If you want to drink immediately, simply add ¼ cup ice chips to the ingredients.

 

Fruit Power Smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4

1 cup strawberries

½ cup blueberries

1 kiwi, peeled & sliced

1 banana, peeled & chopped

1 cup ice cubes

1 8-ounce container peach yogurt

½ cup orange juice (not from concentrate)

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. Refrigerate until drink is desired temperature.

 

Green Power Machine

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2

½ cup apple, peeled, cored, & chopped

4 kale leaves chopped

½ cup chopped mango

6 romaine leaves chopped

¼ cup fresh parsley sprigs

1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled & chopped

1 cup of water

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. Refrigerate until drink is desired temperature. 

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