Sunday, February 8, 2015

3 Tasty Fruit Smoothies to Die For

2015 has been all about eating healthier for me.  As I’ve already mentioned (a few times), I’ve been trying to eat more fresh fruits and veggies, and I’ve been succeeding thanks to my Nutribullet.  It was a birthday present from my parents, and it’s made fruits and vegetables really exciting for me.  Instead of buying the same old produce week after week, my family is now keeping a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in the house.  We were pretty much an apple and banana family, but now we have papayas, mangoes, pineapples, and all sorts of berries, just to name a few.  And I’ve really been having fun experimenting with the fruit combinations! 

Since getting my Nutribullet, smoothies have become my go-to breakfast and snack food on the weekend.  I’ve noticed that I don’t snack as much after I’ve had a smoothie, and I’m usually the snack-queen.  They’ve turned out to be a tasty, low-calorie, and proteinaceous alternative to the junk food I usually eat while lounging around the house. 

I figured that since smoothies have been such a hit with me (and my parents) that maybe some of you would be fans too, if you aren’t already.  So, here are a few of my favorite smoothie recipes so far…


Simply blend 1 ½ cups of frozen pineapple, 1 fresh banana, ½ cup of non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt, a pinch of ground ginger (to taste), and ½ cup of water.  This low-calorie smoothie (about 250 calories) has a bit of a kick to it but was a huge hit with my family.  It’s colorful and zesty with a bit of sweetness to it and made me momentarily forget it was bitter cold outside.  Oh, the mysterious powers of tropical fruits!  If you use fresh pineapple, then I’d suggest adding 6-8 cubes of ice to give your smoothie a refreshing chill.


Blend 1 cup of fat free milk, ¾ cup of non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 cup of frozen strawberries, ¼ cup of chocolate chips.  This smoothie tastes like dessert, which probably explains why it’s my favorite so far.  At about 510 calories, it is a bit indulgent for someone on a diet but totally worth it.  I felt like I was drinking a cake--yum!  


Blend ½ cup of non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 1 cup of frozen black cherries, 1 banana, and water.  The color of this smoothie was basically the most Instagram-worthy thing ever, and the smoothie was rich, creamy, and sweet.  At about 360 calories, you get a pretty large smoothie if you try to drink it in one go.


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  2. These sound amazing! Especially the chocolate strawberry one! :)
    Krista | Love, Krista

    1. The chocolate strawberry one is delicious! I highly recommend it for anyone with a sweet tooth :)

  3. Yummy! I love smoothies for breakfast, just had my banana strawberry one! :)

    Ines | London Last Night

    1. I'm jealous! I had to skip my smoothie this morning. :(

  4. Ooh yum! Must try pineapple and ginger, sounds delicious! xx

    1. Just go easy on the ginger. A little goes a looooooooooong way! :)

  5. i love making smoothies, definitely going to try these!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin