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Monday, June 21, 2010

Ginger Smoothies (5)

Have your own smoothie bar at home with these delicious and easy to prepare smoothie recipes. Try different fruits, use juices or milk, add a spoonful of sugar-free jam or protein powder and change the flavors each day. The varieties are endless and yummy.

1 Banana, cut into chunks
1 cup Ice Cubes
1/2 cup Bottled Carrot Juice
1/2 cup Plain Low-Fat Yogurt
3/4-inch piece Fresh Ginger, peeled

Nutritional Info: 233 calories, 2.5 gr fat, 1.4g sat. fat, 8.9g protein, 47.2g carbs, 4.1g fiber

Hawaiian Smoothie with Ginger
1/2 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
1/2 cup Frozen Pineapple Chunks
1/2 cup Frozen Mango Chunks
a good sized piece of fresh ginger

Put all ingredients in a blender, and blend 'til smooth. Serves 2.

Strawberry Ginger Smoothie
2 cups Frozen Strawberries
1/2 cup Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 cup Milk
2 TB Honey
1 tsp Chopped Ginger

Place all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Add a bit more milk if desired, until you have the preferred consistency. Serves 2.

Papaya Ginger Smoothie
2 1/2 cups Papaya, chilled and cut into chunks
1 cup Ice Cubes
2/3 cup Low-Fat Plain Yogurt
1 TB Finely Chopped and Peeled Fresh Ginger
1 TB Honey
Juice of 2 Lemons
16 Fresh Mint Leaves plus 4 sprigs for garnish

Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, honey, and lemon juice in a blender. Add up to 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and thinned to desired consistency. Blend in mint leaves and garnish with mint sprigs.  Serves 4.

Ginger, Kiwi and Banana Smoothie
2 Kiwis, cut into chunks
1 Banana, cut into chunks
1/2 tsp Ginger, chopped
1 cup Low-Fat Milk

Place kiwi, banana and ginger into blend. Pulse until smooth, then add milk to desired consistency. Serves 1.

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