Low-Calorie Smoothies

Fruit And Yogurt Smoothie

A quick and easy low-calorie smoothie recipe you can make with whatever fruit you are in the mood for or whatever is in your freezer.

Recipe to the Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie from EatingWell.

Ingredients / Calories

  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure fruit juice
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 1/2 ounces) frozen fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries, pineapple or peaches

279 calories according to EatingWell.

Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

I love smoothies because you can add whatever ingredients you would like such as yogurt. I think the yogurt will make this smoothie very filling and keep me going all morning long. Yogurt is also very nutritious. Read more about the “7 Impressive Health Benefits Of Yogurt” from Health Line.

This smoothie recipe basically calls for any type of fruit, such as blueberries or pineapple. Blueberries are considered a Superfood. Read more in the article “Superfoods Everyone Needs.” Blueberries are never on my list of fruits that pop in my head as something I love or crave and I do not know why. I do love them and they make me feel fresh and healthy. And, I love pineapple and am super excited to add it to my smoothies. I have now learned it is a superfood. Read more about “The Power Of Pineapple

I do not love the fruit juice, but it is ok for an every once in a while treat.

Smoothies are easy and quick to make. Perfect for a busy workday morning. nice a versatile.

Additional Thoughts On Low-Calorie Smoothies

Smoothies are so easy to make. And, they take minutes. But there is room for error. For example, sometimes, when I make a smoothie, I come out with four or five cups of smoothies instead of the two I was aiming for. At first, I just drank them assuming it was supposed to be like that, but I do not think that is the case and I was probably really overdoing it on the fruit. I have googled this and have not found other people having this problem. Since this problem still occurs even when measuring out the ingredients, I freeze the remainder for later. I read you can leave a smoothie in the refrigerator for two days, but I personally do not think they keep and just do not think they are that good.

This particular smoothie does not have any vegetables, however, I usually like to use smoothies as a way to incorporate greens into my diet so I will usually add spinach. Spinach has always been my go-to leafy green of choice in all food items. I remember my mom first making me smoothies in high school. Thanks, Mom. They were not green, but purple and consisted of spinach, blueberries, milk, and protein powder. I remember being grossed out initially and then loving them and wanting one every day.

I prefer frozen fruit to ice in my smoothie except for bananas. Instead of freezing bananas I just use ice all after a difficult blender situation that I would prefer not to relive. Basically, I find frozen bananas hard to blend.

I tend to get hungry after a couple of hours after a smoothie so I like to keep some carrots on hand to avoid any junk food mishaps.

I try and taste my smoothie before pouring it out just in case I need to add anything to it. I feel like this is like tasting food before adding salt. You have to try it first!

My husband told me drinking from mason jars is very early 2000. I do not know if that is true or not, but I love my mason jars and use them for my smoothies with reusable straws such as metal.

Smoothies are easy and quick to clean up if you clean your blender right away.

I am not going to lie, my vegetable intake would be very limited without smoothies. It just never occurs to me to make sides with my meals and sides are usually vegetables. So, unless I made salad, there are not vegetables. This particular smoothie does not have vegetables, but I would probably add some spinach in or just enjoy a fruit only smoothie.

Equipment is everything. I feel so lucky because my sister in law gave me a Vitamix a few years back, which is completely life changing. Prior, I used the bullet and it is just not the same. It works, but a nice blender is ideal.

Here are some additional Low-Calorie Smoothie recipes I found online.

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