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Blackberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of Ice (crushed)
1/4 Cup of Blackberries (Fresh is best, but frozen will work)
+ 3 Whole Blackberries
1/4 Cup of Banana (ripe)
1/8 Cup of Orange Juice
2 Strawberries
1/4 Teaspoon of Honey

Directions:

Add the 1/2 cup of crushed ice, 1/4 cup of blackberries, 1/4 cup of ripe banana, 1/8 cup of orange juice, and the 1/4 teaspoon of honey. Cut the top off the strawberries and cut them in half, add to the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with the 3 blackberries.

Banana Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of Spinach Leaves
1/4 Cup of Coconut Milk (chilled)
1/4 Cup of Banana (chopped frozen)
1/8 Cup of Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
5 Mint Leaves (fresh chopped)
1 tsp peanut butter
1/2 Teaspoon of Peppermint Extract
Ice

Directions:

In a blender add the spinach leaves, chilled coconut milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, fresh chopped mint leaves, peanut buter, and peppermint extract. Blend until well mixed. Add the frozen banana and blend again. Add ice and blend until desired consistency. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Chocolate-Banana Sipper

Ingredients:

2 cups milk, fat-free
1 medium banana, sliced and frozen
3 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
2 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions:

In a blender, combine milk, banana, cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla. Cover and blend until smooth and frothy.

Pina Colada Power Honey Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 to 2 Tablespoons of honey
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of low-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup of pineapple chunks
1/2 cup of ice
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein

 
Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend and enjoy! Serves 1.

Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie

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Ingredients:

6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup sugar, divided
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
7 graham crackers, divided
2 cups frozen whole strawberries, slightly thawed
Directions:

Blend cream cheese, milk, 3 Tbsp. sugar, vanilla and 6 crackers in blender until smooth.
Pour all but about 1/2 cup of the cream cheese mixture into liquid measuring cup.
Reserve for later use.
Add strawberries and remaining sugar to remaining cream cheese mixture in blender; blend until smooth.
Pour into 4 glasses.
Pour reserved cream cheese mixture gently over strawberry mixture in glasses.
Crumble remaining cracker; sprinkle over smoothies.
Serve immediately.

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