16. Mango Madness

This is the by far the most delicious smoothie recipe to benefit from the powerful immunity boosting and disease-combating powers of ripe mangoes.

One serving of this scrumptiously satiating smoothie will provide you no more than 251 calories, which includes 4 grams of fiber and 6.5 grams of protein, along with 0.5 gram fat, 60 gram carbs and 50 grams of sugar.

Mango Madness Smoothie Recipe
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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. juicy pineapple chunks
  • 1c low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt
  • 1kg ripe mangoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 ripe banana (sliced)
  • Crushed ice

Directions:

This recipe will create 2 servings. You begin by tossing in the pineapple chunks, mango, banana and frozen yogurt into the blender, and continuing blending until all the ingredients are smooth. Without turning the blender off, start tossing in crushed ice to increase the volume of the smoothie and make it thicker. Keep blending until the ice has turned into a fine puree.

17. Banana-Blueberry-Soy Smoothie

Here’s a wonderful recipe to enjoy the scrumptious taste of blueberries with a naturally sweet punch, along with packing up 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein, with only 25 gram carbs and 11 grams of sugar.

Banana Blueberry Soy Smoothie Recipe
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Ingredients:

  • Half cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tsp. sugar or 2 packs of artificial sweetener
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Half frozen banana
  • 1 ¼ cup low-fat soy milk

Directions:

Add 1 cup of milk, banana, blueberries, vanilla extract and sweetener into the blender, and blend for 20 to 30 seconds, until the ingredients have turned to a fine puree. Now, toss in the remaining soy milk and blend for another 15 seconds or more if you want the smoothie to be thinner.

18. Tropical Papaya Perfection

This tropical treat is brimming with the goodness of coconut and its thick frothy texture creates a heavenly mixture that will leave you feeling invigorated with a whopping 7 grams of fiber and an impressive 13 grams of protein. It only packs up 299 calories, which contain 64 grams of carbs and 44 grams of sugar.

Tropical Papaya Perfection Recipe
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Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 cup papaya chunks
  • Half cup freshly cut pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon finely-ground flaxseed
  • Half cup crushed ice

Directions:

Toss in the papaya, pineapple, flaxseed, coconut extract and yogurt into the blend, followed by the crushed ice, and blend for at least 30 seconds, until the ingredients have formed a frosty and smooth paste.

19. Just Peachy

Here’s a great addition to your weight-loss regime that allows you to devour the scintillating taste of vanilla ice cream without the guilt-ridding sugar and carbs. If you skip the teaspoon of sugar, it will be an even healthier alternative, as it packs up an impressive 9 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fat, with only 26.5 gram carbs and 24 gram sugars.

Just Peachy Recipe
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • Half cup frozen peaches
  • Half cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 teaspoon whey protein powder
  • 3 cubes of crushed ice

Directions:

Throw in all the liquid ingredients, the milk and yogurt, into the blender, followed by the whey protein powder, to make sure all the grainy powder is evenly dissolved and distributed across the smoothie. Now, add in the frozen strawberries and peaches, and blend the ingredients for at least one minute. Add in the crushed ice, and blend some more. If you want to increase the volume and make it thicker, add more ice and blend some more.

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