Keep on the health track with smoothies. Packed with vitamins and minerals, these quick drinks are perfect after a workout or for breakfast, snacks and desserts. Many recipes contain antioxidants, protein and fiber which can help you shed pounds and stay fit. Here are four delectable smoothie recipes that are easy to prepare in just three steps.


Choose a recipe and bag the ingredients to be frozen.
Blueberry Delight

Ingredients to be frozen:

  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¼ tablespoon lemon zest

Ingredients to be added:

  • ¼ cup certified gluten-free oats, raw
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Wake Up Call

Ingredients to be frozen:

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 orange
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup mango

Ingredients to be added:

  • Choose a base: yogurt, juice, milk or tea.

Tropical Get Away

Ingredients to be frozen:

  • ½ cup pineapple, diced
  • ½ cup mango
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon, grated ginger

Ingredients to be added:

  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  •  ½ cup Greek yogurt

Avocado and Kiwi Medley

Ingredients to be frozen:

  • ½ avocado, peeled
  • 2 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 handful baby spinach

Ingredients to be added:

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt


When ready to prepare the smoothie, pull the frozen ingredients out of the freezer. Choose a base: yogurt, juice, milk or tea. Then add the ingredients that are called for in the recipe.

Tip: Place liquid ingredients in the blender first, then solids.

Blend on high for approximately 2 minutes until there is a smooth consistency. Scrape down sides and blend for another 30 seconds.


Pour and enjoy!

It’s great to have a lot of choices, especially when dieting. If you have a favorite smoothie recipe, we’d love you to share it in the comments section.