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It’s finally warming up which means it is the perfect time for smoothies! We have put together some of our favorite recipes for you to make in your own kitchen. Smoothies are a great way for you to get the nutrition you need on the go. Enjoy!

 

Tropical Smoothie

1⁄2 cup Greek yogurt, Plain 

1⁄2 of one medium Banana

1 cup Spinach

1⁄2 cup Blueberries

1⁄2 cup Strawberries

1⁄4 cup Pineapple

1⁄2 cup Pineapple juice

1⁄2 cup 1% Milk

Calories: 335, Protein 20g, CHO 63g

This summer smoothie is great as a recovery beverage or an afternoon snack. The blueberries and pineapple are high in fiber and good source of anti-oxidants. The Greek yogurt makes the smoothie a little thicker and ups the protein, more specifically, the amino acid leucine which aids in muscle recovery. Protein also keeps you full for a longer period of time. With the proper carbohydrate to protein ratio for muscle repair, anti-oxidants for reducing inflammation and carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores, this smoothie is a hit for all athletes and weekend warriors.

Power Berries and Cream Smoothie

1⁄2 cup Greek Yogurt, Plain

1⁄4 cup Blueberries

1⁄4 cup Blackberries

1/2 cup Raspberries

1⁄4 cup Strawberries

1 cup Kale

1/3 cup uncooked oats

2 tsp Honey

1 cup 1% Milk

Calories: 382, Protein 22g, CHO 65g

This power smoothie is a great way to get several servings of fruits in one delicious nutrient filled drink. Not only does this smoothie provide you with flavors of fruit, the oats give you a thick and filling texture. It also adds some fiber and B vitamins. Some people love kale, while others do not. But in smoothies you won’t even taste it! Kale is a vegetable with several nutrients that can boost your immune system, help with healthy hair and skin, keep your eyes and bones strong, reduce inflammation in joints, and help fight diseases. Spinach is a good alternative if you are really not loving kale.

Power Berries and Cream Smoothie

Choco Smoothie

1⁄4 of 1 Avocado

1 Banana

1⁄2 cup Greek Yogurt, Plain

1⁄4 cup uncooked oats

2 Tbsp unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1⁄2 cup 1% Milk

Calories: 381, Protein 19g, CHO 59g

Mmmmm, you can’t go wrong when you hear chocolate smoothie! Chocolate is not only delicious, but nutritious as well. Cocoa powder provides 24 calories, 2 grams of protein, and just two-tenths of a gram of sugar, as well as, 3.6 grams of fiber. Avocados are full of vitamins and minerals and a good source of healthy fat. They will make your smoothie thick, creamy, and nutrient dense. The yogurt is not only going to make your smoothie rich, but it adds a good amount of protein and calcium balancing out the nutrients in this delicious smoothie.