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Give It a Whirl: How to Make Satisfying Low-Calorie Smoothies

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Give it a Whirl

Smoothies are an easy way to get more fruits and vegetables into your day, but calories can add up fast. Follow our formula for a smoothie that’s about 200 calories.

Related: Dive into our entire collection of smoothie recipes.

1. Base Smoothie

1 cup fresh fruit or vegetable and/or cooked frozen vegetable
+ 1 cup fruit juice
+ 1 banana cut into chunks and frozen
+ 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
+ 1 cup ice (optional)
+ 1 teaspoon honey or to taste

Blend fruit and/or vegetables, juice, banana, yogurt, ice (if using), and honey in blender until smooth, at least 3 minutes.

Starter Smoothie
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2. Variation: Blueberries + Grape Juice

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3. Variation: Raspberries + Cran-Apple Juice

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4. Variation: Carrot Slices + Granny Smith Apple Chunks + Orange Juice + ¼ Tsp. Orange Zest

orange smoothie
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5.Variation: Pineapple Chunks + Mango Chunks + Pineapple Juice

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6. Variation: Baby Spinach + Frozen Grapes + Pineapple Juice

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Other Smart Blends to Try

1. Peach + Yellow Delicious Apple + Yellow Bell Pepper + Pineapple Juice
2. Orange Bell Pepper + Mango + Carrot Juice
3. Celery + Cucumber + Zucchini + Avocado + Frozen Peas + Apple Juice
4. Raspberries + Blackberries + Strawberries + Red Bell Pepper + Grape Juice

More: Learn how to make high-protein smoothies to fuel your day.

This article originally appeared in Allrecipes Magazine.

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