Smoothie sensations

The extra warmth produced by the pint-sized convector in your tummy can turn you into a sweaty Betty—especially during the summer—so you’ll need to make a concerted effort to replenish those fluids you’re perspiring. To […]

The extra warmth produced by the pint-sized convector in your tummy can turn you into a sweaty Betty—especially during the summer—so you’ll need to make a concerted effort to replenish those fluids you’re perspiring. To help you rehydrate, we’ve compiled a list of recipes jam-packed with healthy benefits. Tantalize your taste buds and up your liquid intake with these tasty creations.
smooooothieCaribbean cruiser
1⁄2 cup papaya, peeled and
chopped into 1-inch chunks
1⁄2 cup mango, peeled and
chopped into 1-inch chunks
1 banana, chilled and sliced
1⁄4 cup shredded coconut
1⁄2 teaspoon coconut extract
1⁄2 cup orange juice
1⁄2 cup pineapple juice
In a blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth. Sit back and relax as you imagine yourself on an island adventure.
Berry blast
1⁄3 cup blueberries
1⁄3 cup raspberries
1⁄3 cup strawberries
1⁄3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup orange juice
1 cup crushed ice
In a blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth. Sip this berry delicious beverage for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Southern comfort
2⁄3 cup blueberries or blackberries
1 large peach, peeled, pitted and
chopped into 1-inch chunks
1 cup orange juice
1⁄4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup crushed ice
1 mint sprig for garnish
In a blender, combine ingredients and puree until smooth. Garnish with mint. Grab a glass and head to your porch. You’ll love this Deep South delight.
Nutty buddy
1 banana, chilled and sliced
1⁄2 cup creamy peanut butter
1⁄2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1⁄4 cup low-fat milk
1⁄2 tablespoon honey
1 cup crushed ice
Optional: 1⁄4 cup chocolate chips
In a blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth. Slurp this protein-packed concoction to fill your belly and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Prickly pear
1 pear, peeled, cored and chopped
into 1-inch chunks
1⁄2 green apple, peeled, cored and
chopped into 1-inch chunks
1⁄2 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1⁄2 cup carrot juice
1⁄2 cup pineapple juice
1⁄4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1⁄2 tablespoon honey
In a blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth. Fill your glass, add a fruit garnish, and enjoy this tangy creation.
Mama-to-be chai tea latte
1⁄2 cup low-fat milk
1 cup pregnancy-safe tea
1 banana, chilled and sliced
1⁄3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1⁄2 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1⁄2 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of cardamom
pinch of black pepper
1 cup crushed ice
In a blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth. Assume the lotus position and find your Zen with this balanced beverage.

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