Transform a fruit favourite into a delightful healthy smoothie this summer.

Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie

1¼ cup cold apple juice
1 ripe banana, sliced
1 kiwifruit, sliced
5 frozen strawberries
1½ tsp honey
Method: Combine the juice, banana, kiwifruit, strawberries,and honey. Blend until smooth.

Tropical Papaya Perfection

1 papaya, cut into chunks
1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
½ cup crushed ice
1 tsp coconut extract
1 tsp ground flaxseed
Method: Combine the papaya, yogurt, pineapple, ice, coconut extract, and flaxseed. Process for about 30 seconds, or until smooth and frosty.

Just Peachy

1 cup milk
2 Tbsp low-fat vanilla yogurt
½ cup frozen peaches
½ cup strawberries
⅛ tsp powdered ginger
2 tsp whey protein powder (such as Source Organic Whey Protein)
3 ice cubes
Method:  1. BLEND together any liquid ingredients (milk, yogurt, juice, etc.) and protein powder; this will help break down the grainy powder and make sure it’s evenly distributed.
2.  ADD mushy ingredients, like precooked oatmeal and fruit, then add ice at the end. For a thicker shake, you can toss in more ice cubes; you’ll add volume without the calories.

Watermelon Wonder

2 cups chopped watermelon
¼ c fat-free milk
2 cups ice
Method: Combine the watermelon and milk, and blend for 15 seconds, or until smooth. Add the ice, and blend 20 seconds longer, or to your desired consistency. Add more ice, if needed, and blend for 10 seconds.

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