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Palate Pleasers: Healthy Smoothies

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANN IPE
Published Dec 29, 2016, 12:21 am IST
Updated Dec 29, 2016, 7:29 am IST
If you find your smoothies too sweet, try this trick.
Smoothies or fruit shakes.
 Smoothies or fruit shakes.

Smoothies or fruit shakes, if made properly, condense large amounts of fruits and vegetables into one compact and tasty drink, good enough for a healthy breakfast.

They can provide everything you need-protein, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits. If you find your smoothies too sweet, try this trick: Instead of flavoured almond milk or yogurt, blend one banana and a handful of frozen strawberries with orange juice to get a thick, creamy, balanced citrus drink.

 

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
SERVINGS: 1
 ½ c fat-free milk
 ½ c fat-free plain yogurt
2 Tbsp creamy natural unsalted peanut butter
¼ very ripe banana
1 Tbsp honey
4 ice cubes
Combine ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve

Avocada Smoothie
Avocado -1
Banana-1/2 cup
Nonfat plain Greek yogurt-1 1/2 cups
Fresh orange juice (from 3 oranges)
1/4 cup honey
2 1/2 to 3 cups ice

Directions
In a blender, combine avocado, banana, yogurt, orange juice, honey and ice.
Blend until smooth.
Serve immediately

 

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