Seven Easy to Make Low Calorie Smoothies


Smoothies can be a part of a healthy diet. There are a number of smoothies that are delicious and easy to make and if you are watching your calorie intake or trying to lose weight, low calorie versions are a great option. Why not try one of our seven, easy to do recipes for low calorie smoothies listed below.

Our Top Seven Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes

1. Fruit Soy Smoothie
Silk Unsweetened All Natural Soymilk, 32-Ounce Aseptic Cartons (Pack of 6)Soy has been shown to lower cholesterol and promote heart health. Soy is also rich in antioxidants that can help protect against cancer. soy milk smoothies are not only healthy, but they are also great alternatives for vegans and people who are lactose intolerant. Below are the ingredients that are needed to make a fruit smoothie:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of cherries
  • 1/2 cup of soy milk
  • 1/2 cup of soy yogurt

Directions: Blend all ingredients together until a smooth texture is formed.

2. Ice Cream Soy Smoothie
Below are the ingredients that are needed to make the ice cream soy smoothie:

  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 large peach, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of soy milk
  • 1/2 cup of soy ice cream

Directions: Combine the banana and the soy milk and blend them on high for one minute. Add the remaining ingredients and blend for 30 seconds. The smoothie should be creamy and smooth. It should also have small pieces of strawberries and peaches.

3. Papaya Smoothie
papayaPapaya is a type of fruit that is grown year round on palm-like trees. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain. This enzyme helps the body digest complex protein. Papaya is also rich in fiber, vitamin C, potassium and vitamin A. Below are the ingredients that are needed to make the papaya smoothie:

  • 500 grams of ripe papaya
  • 500 ml of soy milk
  • 250 ml of pineapple juice
  • 2 medium sliced bananas
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Directions: Peel the papaya and remove the seeds. Cut it up into small pieces. People who want a smoother drink should freeze the papaya and bananas prior to making the smoothie. The next step is to combine the bananas, papaya, soy milk and blend. After that, one should add the lemon, honey and pineapple juice and blend again.

4. Strawberry Low-Carb Smoothie

strawberry smoothieA person can lose weight by reducing his or her intake of simple carbohydrates. Below are the ingredients that are needed to make a low carb smoothie:

  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 cup of soy milk
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup of low fat yogurt

Directions: Blend all ingredients until the texture is smooth and creamy.

5. Banana-Orange Low Carb Smoothie
Ingredients needed to make smoothie:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange sliced and unseeded
  • 1/2 cup of low fat yogurt
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 6 ice cubes

Directions: Blend the fruits, yogurt and orange juice. Add the ice cubes and blend again until the texture is smooth.

6. Low Carb Peach
Ingredient needed to make the smoothie:

  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 oz. sugar-free peach syrup

Directions: Blend all ingredients until smooth.

7. Power Smoothie
Jarrow Formulas Iso-Rich Soy, 32 ozThis is a low-carb smoothie that is also rich in protein (soy protein powder). Protein helps promote a feeling of fullness. Below are the ingredients that are needed to make the power smoothie:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of fruit juice
  • 1 tbsp. of soy protein powder
  • 1 tsp. wheat germ
  • 1 tbsp. of molasses

Directions: Blend all ingredients until smooth.

This is a guest post by Aileen Lopez, who is a writer and the Director of Content for the Morgan Law Firm, an Austin, Texas divorce firm. Please visit the Morgan Law Firm Blog for additional content.

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