Monday, July 16, 2012

Healthy Recipes: Drinks!

During week four of the Marathon Weight Loss Challenge, participants scored an extra point into the prize raffle (to win this ultimate CLICK package) by submitting a healthy drink recipes. Smoothies are one of my favorite afternoon fillers, so I was happy to receive some new recipes.  Hope you enjoy too!


Sweet Tart Smoothie
Submitted by Charissa F. 
at Colourfulpalate.com

¾ cup almond milk
2 tbsp. cranberries
¾ cup organic strawberries (frozen)
½ banana (frozen)
½ lemon, juiced
1 tsp. maca powder (optional)
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
4 ice cubes
Blend everything in a high-speed blender and enjoy!

Nutritional Information (without protein and maca)
100 Calories  |  4g Fat  |  69mg Sodium  |  5.5g Fiber  |  7g Sugars  |  3g Protein





Favorite Green Smoothie
Submitted by Heather C.

2 cups spinach

½ cup non-fat Greek Vanilla Yogurt
1 tbsp peanut butter

½ banana

1 cup unsweetened almond milk


Blend up and enjoy!

Nutritional Information
303 Calories  |  33g carbs  |  12g fat  |  18g protein




Cantaloupe Slushy
Submitted by Erin Weldon
at TheVeganWeightWatcher

1 medium cantaloupe
2 dried deglet dates or 1 dried medjool date, pitted
1 dash ground cinnamon (optional)
1 dash vanilla extract
a few handfuls of ice

Halve the cantaloupe and scoop out the seeds.  Scoop the flesh into a high speed blender and discard the rinds. Place all remaining ingredients in the blender, in the order listed.  Blend just until smooth; it's okay if there are some specs of date remaining.  Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (per serving, recipe makes 2)
119 Calories   |  29 Carbs  |  3g Fiber  |  27g Sugar   |  2.5g Protein




Pumpkin Smoothie
from RunWithJess.com
I get asked for this recipe every time I post a picture... so here it is!

1/2 frozen banana
1 c. almond milk
heaping spoonful of light vanilla yogurt
1/3 c. pumpkin
handful of ice cubes (5-6)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use SlimFast brand)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
dash of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon
Blend everything up. Top with light whipped topping and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Nutritional Information
308 calories  |  56 Carbs  |  7 Protein  |  9 Fiber



My favorite drink that is fast (just a quick shake), filling and a tasty treat remains....

Read more about how to make CLICK here.





9 comments:

  1. This reminded me of a recipe I found on pinterest that used Greek yogurt and pineapple.. must go look for that recipe! :)

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  2. Can not wait to try that pumpkin smoothie!!!

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  3. I love smoothies! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. The sweet tart looks great. I love that you put nutritional information on there too. I rarely eat something when I don't know what's in it.

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  5. Mmm, I am definitely going to have to try that pumpkin smoothie!

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  6. These look great! Thanks for sharing them!

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