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.
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
-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
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
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 tablespoon chocolate syrup
-1 cup milk
-1 cup crushed ice
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.
-1/2 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
This recipe is from smoothieweb.com.
-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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