Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

strawberry-smoothie

Ingredients:

2 cups frozen strawberries
1 whole frozen banana
2 ounces cream cheese
6 ounce container vanilla yogurt
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Instructions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Garnish with a fresh strawberry.

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Skinny Pina Colada Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks (or one 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, in juice)
1 medium to large ripe banana
About 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or your favorite milk. Coconut milk is a good choice
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, or to taste
Sweetener, optional and to taste (no-calorie sweetener such as liquid vanilla stevia drops or white stevia powder)
About 1/4 cup shredded coconut, optional and to taste
Splash of rum or Malibu Coconut Rum (optional)

Instructions:

Combine pineapple, banana, milk, coconut extract, and optional sweetener in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Optionally add rum, to taste, and blend.
Optionally garnish and serve immediately.

Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 large banana, cut into 1-inch pieces and frozen
1/2 cup loosely packed spinach
1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your milk of choice)

Instructions:

Place blueberries and oats at the bottom of the blender and pulse a few times to crush.
Add banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, honey, flaxseed, and almond milk.
Blend until smooth.
Serve immediately.

Tropical Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 to 2 cups frozen spinach
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 medium ripe banana, peeled (previously frozen in chunks is ideal)
1 cup milk (cow’s, almond, soy, coconut, kefir, horchata)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sweetener, to taste (sugar, agave, stevia, honey, maple syrup, Medjool dates)

Instructions:

Place all ingredients in the canister of a Vita-Mix or blender and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately.