Pack tons of nutrients into one little glass with these five creative smoothies, perfect for breakfast or a snack.
August 20, 2010
1 of 5Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley
Banana-Agave Smoothie Recipe Combining bananas and blueberries with creamy, fat-free yogurt and a hint of agave nectar makes for a rich and satisfying smoothie that's also low in fat. Agave nectar comes from the agave plant–it's sweeter than honey and can be found in most grocery stores. This smoothie fuels you up with a healthy dose of potassium, vitamins C and B6, and plenty of antioxidants.
2 of 5Dan Goldberg
Layered Fruit Smoothie
Layered Fruit Smoothie Recipe If island-inspired cocktails warm your soul, this smoothie might just tip your taste buds over the edge. Blend mango, yogurt, honey, lime juice, lime zest, and ice until smooth; do the same with the banana, strawberries, yogurt, honey, ice, and lemon juice and zest. Pour the mango smoothie into a glass and layer the strawberry-banana mixture on top for a drink that's as much a feast for the eyes as it is for your stomach.
3 of 5Photo: Beatriz Da Costa
Coconut Milk Smoothie
Coconut Milk Smoothie Recipe In this smoothie, traditional ingredients like bananas, blueberries, yogurt, and honey meet an unlikely guest: unsweetened coconut milk. Not only does the milk help create the perfect consistency for a smoothie, but it also aids digestion, making this sweet, fruity smoothie a good-for-you treat.
4 of 5Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Margaret Dickey
Batido de Mango
Batido de Mango Recipe Mild and fleshy mangos are packed with nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. Lucky for you, this tropical smoothie combines mangoes with brown sugar, milk, and lime juice to create an island flavor explosion in every sip.
5 of 5Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
The Ultimate Citrus Smoothie
The Ultimate Citrus Smoothie Recipe Let's be honest: You can't find any juice that tastes sweeter or fresher than the fresh-squeezed kind! Make the most of your juicer and try this recipe with freshly squeezed tangerine and lemon juices. Combine the juice with frozen bananas to form a fruity base, then thicken with rich, tangy Greek yogurt and sweeten with a hint of honey.
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