Fun fuel up

Great for breakfast or as a snack, smoothies are a student’s best friend as prep time is short and ingredients need not be complicated. No matter your palette preferences, there’s a recipe for everyone.

Health nut

Healthy eating enthusiast Ola Mirzoeva, Comm ’12, blends unusual but highly beneficial ingredients to get the most out of her smoothies.

-1/2 cup blueberries

-1 banana

-3 leaves of kale or another dark leafy green with the hard spines removed

-2/3 tablespoons of hempseed hearts

-1 teaspoon of dulse (seaweed flakes)

-3/4 cups water or enough to blend smoothly

Sweet tooth

Candy-lover Erin Dodds, ArtSci ’12, enjoys this. Adjust thickness and this recipe can be enjoyed as frozen yogurt.

-1/2 of a frozen banana

-1/2 cup frozen raspberries

-1 cup of vanilla yogurt

-A splash of orange juice

-A splash of milk

-Oatmeal to add thickness as desired

Choco lover

This is a healthy way to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Allrecipes.com features this frozen treat. Indulge by topping with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

-1 banana

-1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

-1 cup milk

-1 cup crushed ice

Protein fiend

Substitute your usual protein shake for a fruit-filled smoothie. Tastes great and includes nutrients. Menshealth.com recommends this banana treat as a post-workout snack.

-1 banana

-1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

-1/8 cup frozen orange juice concentrate

-1/2 cup milk

-2 teaspoons whey-protein powder

-6 ice cubes, crushed

Low sugar

This recipe is from smoothieweb.com.

-1 nectarine

-3/4 cup light (reduced sugar) fat-free peach frozen yogurt (equal to one individual container of yogurt)

-1/2 cup Pine-Orange-Guava juice

-1/2 cup of sugar-free lemonade

-1 packet sweetener or 2 teaspoons of sugar

All recipes can be adjusted to achieve desired texture and taste.

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