7 Smoothies For Prettier Skin


Pumpkin Smoothie

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½ c canned pure pumpkin, frozen in ice cube tray
7 oz or 2% Greek-style yogurt
½ c water
¼ avocado
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
½ tsp pumpkin spice pie

BLEND all ingredients until smooth.

NUTRITION (per serving) 360 cal, 14 g fat, 4 g sat fat, 78.6 mg sodium, 38 g carbs, 25.5 g sugars, 11 g fiber, 25.6 g protein

Mango Surprise Smoothie

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¼ c mango cubes
¼ c mashed ripe avocado
½ c mango juice
¼ c fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tbsp sugar
6 ice cubes

COMBINE the mango, avocado, mango juice, yogurt, lime juice, sugar, and ice cubes in a blender. Process until smooth. Garnish with sliced mango or strawberry, if desired.

Super Green Smoothie

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1¼ c chopped kale leaves (stems and tough rib removed)
1¼ c frozen cubed mango
2 med ribs celery, chopped
1 c chilled fresh orange juice
¼ c chopped flat-leaf parsley
¼ c chopped fresh mint

COMBINE all ingredients in blender. Puree until smooth.

Gingered Cantaloupe Smoothie

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20 ice cubes
2 c cubed cantaloupe (about ½ melon)
6 oz low-fat plain yogurt
3 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp grated fresh ginger

COMBINE ice cubes, cantaloupe, yogurt, sugar, and ginger in blender and puree until smooth.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

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½ c unsweetened carrot juice
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
2 Tbsp toasted wheat germ
1 Tbsp soft cream cheese, regular fat
1 tsp flaxseed oil
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
2 g glucomannan
Ice cubes

Apricot Smoothie

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12 pitted canned apricot halves (packed in juice), drained
1 c skim milk
⅔ c nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt
⅛ tsp almond extract

COMBINE apricots, milk, frozen yogurt and almond extract in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

Green Goddess Smoothie

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1 c baby spinach
1 c cucumber chunks
½ avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
1 lg kiwi, peeled and chopped
½ c frozen kefir or low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
½ c fresh orange juice
¼ c mint leaves




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