super smoothies

Ahhh, with hundred degree afternoons and lots of humidity, what better way to cool off than with a smoothie?  Here are some of my favorite toddler-tested smoothies from this summer, and as long as the heat holds strong I’m thinking they make a great afternoon snack as well.

Easy Watermelon Icee (3 servings)

At 45 calories per serving this one is a dieter’s delight

3 cups seedless watermelon

1 cup ice

blend until desired icee consistency

 

Strawberry Carrot Smoothie: (4 servings

thick and creamy, you would never know you are getting your veggies, vitamin A, and vitamin C in this great-tasting smoothie with only 107 calories.

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 banana

1 cup chopped or baby carrots

1 cup yogurt

1 tbsp honey

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (4 servings)

This recipe doesn’t qualify as low-calorie, but it will fill you up in a hurry after a workout, long day at school, or a hectic day running errands. It also packs a powerful punch when it comes to antioxidants and protein, which makes it a great post-workout snack.  Add splenda if it’s not sweet enough for you; more chocolate powder if the slight green hue from the spinach is too much for you.

1 cup yogurt

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup skim milk powder (or whey protein if you really want to up the protein content)

1/4 tsp vanilla

2 tbsps cocoa powder

1 tbsp evaporated cane juice

2 tbsps peanut butter

1 cup spinach

1 banana

 1 cup ice

 

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