Fruit Smoothies

When most people think of smoothies they think of fruit smoothies. They are definitely the most popular type of smoothie. The fruit smoothie recipes below incorporate all of the wonderful fruits mother nature has to offer in a number of delicious combinations.

Citrus Yogurt Smoothie

Citrus Yogurt Smoothie

What do you do with a tangerine, lime, and yogurt?

Blend into a delicious and nutritious smoothie, of course.

Besides being tasty little dudes, tangerines offer some nice health benefits such as being high in potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C (think antioxidants). They’re also a good source of dietary fiber, which improves digestion and promotes regular bowel movements, are good for your skin and hair, and the flavonoids in tangerines provide anticancer properties.

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Strawberry Walnut Smoothie

Strawberry Walnut SmoothieI’m back with another rich, creamy, nutrient-dense smoothie for all you nut lovers.

Trail mix has been my primary vehicle for consuming a variety of delicious and nutritious nuts. Lately, though, I’ve been sprinkling at least one nut into my smoothies to get more nourishing nuts into my diet.

Here are the health benefits of walnuts and the other star ingredient of this smoothie.

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Lemon Lime Avocado Smoothie

Lemon Lime Avocado SmoothieThere’s nothing quite like a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Except maybe this citrus smoothie, which is both refreshing and filling.

Starting your day with a little lemon juice and warm water is a proven health strategy. It wakes up your digestive system, flushes toxins, and is hydrating. To change things up and get more lemony goodness (pulp and pith are loaded with nutrition) you can blend the whole thing.

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Back To School Strawberry Smoothie

Back To School Strawberry SmoothieGo to the head of the class by fueling yourself with this delicious and nutritious smoothie!

I love to learn new things, especially regarding nutrition, and have embraced the idea of life-long learning. While I’m not currently attending a formal school, I often have to rush out the door in the morning. This is where smoothies are a life saver for me.

It’s all too common for people to skip breakfast or grab something unhealthy and run out the door. Some days you may be that crunched for time. Most days you have 5-10 minutes to whip up a healthy smoothie that will set the tone for your entire day.

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Super Berry Smoothie

Oh how I love my berries :)Super Berry Smoothie

Sprinkled on yogurt or ice cream, in a salad, dehydrated in trail mixes, in pancakes and waffles – there’s no shortage of ways to incorporate these lovelies into your diet.

As you might imagine my preferred method of eating berries is via smoothies.

People often get carried away with sugary fruit in their smoothies creating what I like to call a sugar-bomb. That’s hard to do with berries, which are naturally sweet, but don’t contain too much sugar.

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Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Strawberry Oat SmoothieTickle your taste buds with this delicious, nutritious, and filling smoothie. Breakfast, lunch, or healthy snack – this smoothie has you covered.

In this third installment of oatmeal based smoothies I bring you this strawberry treat. Strawberries are just coming into season here in Michigan which means I need clear out those stragglers in my freezer from last year to make room for a fresh crop.

Here’s a quick rundown of the health benefits of this smoothie.

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