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by Meghan Tiernan, MS, RD, LDN

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Smoothies are an easy and refreshing way to get a few servings of fruit - and sometimes veggies - in the summer! If you make sure there is protein in the smoothie, it can be great as a meal replacement, too! The great thing about smoothies is they can be made out of pretty much anything.
A great way to save those fruits and veggies in your fridge that haven't been touched is to cut them up and put them in the freezer for the next time you're in the mood for a healthy frozen concoction. By using frozen fruits and vegetables, you don't need to add extra ice or added sugars because the fruit should be able to naturally sweeten your drink. Here are a few smoothie recipes to try, but don't be afraid to experiment with different fruits and veggies to give yourself all the fiber, vitamins and minerals you need in a single cup.

Tropical Paradise Smoothie

1/3 cup frozen pineapple
1/3 cup frozen banana slices
1/3 cup frozen mango
1 cup Almond-Coconut milk
6 ounce light yogurt or Greek yogurt

Blend together and enjoy!

Veggie Surprise Smoothie

1 cup frozen berries (any kind)
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup chopped cucumber (with seeds and skin removed)
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk
6 ounce light or Greek vanilla yogurt

Blend together and enjoy!

Banana-Nut Smoothie
1 frozen banana, sliced
1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter or almond butter
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
6 ounces light or Greek Vanilla or banana flavored yogurt

Blend and enjoy!

Have you tried any other smoothie combos that are worth sharing? If so, post them!

And be sure to check out ALL of our awesome Diet.com Smoothies recipes, in the Beverages section of our recipes: Healthy Beverage Recipes

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