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10 Delicious Low Calorie Smoothies and Drinks

by Vanessa Goodpaster-Beaty on March 25, 2013

Watching your fat and calorie intake does not have to mean boring meals and snack. In fact, just the opposite is true. If you are dieting, watching your weight or simply like to ensure that you are putting the healthiest ingredients into your body, this does not mean that you cannot enjoy an occasional smoothie or a great drink that tastes delicious. It simply means that you need to choose recipes that will help you to stay on track. Here is our collection of 10 great tasting and great for you drinks and smoothies. To make these drinks and smoothies, just add everything together in the blender and process unless otherwise noted. Other smoothies and drinks you’ll love: 10 metabolism booster smoothies, 25 fruit smoothies, 15 fat burning smoothies.

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1. Frappuccino

Low fat frappuccino

Why yes, you can enjoy a Frappuccino even if you are watching your weight. This frap recipe is low calorie and low in fat so you can have one every day and still stay within your allotted calorie intake if you are dieting. You need:

• 2 Tablespoons of instant coffee
• 2 Tablespoons of fat-free vanilla flavored powdered coffee creamer
• ½ cup of fat free milk
• About 10 ice cubes

This delicious frap has just 90 calories per serving and absolutely no fat!

2. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin pie smoothie

This pumpkin pie smoothie is delicious and low in calories. If you love the taste of pumpkin pie but you want to avoid filling yourself with added fat, this is the perfect smoothie for you. Just add together:

• 1 cup of vanilla flavored Almond Breeze – note that you need the unsweetened variety
• 1 medium sized banana
• ½ cup of vanilla flavored fat-free Greek yogurt
• ½ cup of unsweetened canned pumpkin
• About 5 ice cubes
• 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
• 1 Teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

This delicious drink has just 2 grams of fat and 125 calories per serving.

3. Orange Julius

Orange julius

Orange Julius is a yummy hot weather drink and for those watching their weight, this low calorie version gives you all the flavor of a traditional Julius without all the calorie worries. You need:

• 1 ¼ cups of orange juice – Note that you need to use fresh juice so plan on about 4 or 5 oranges
• ½ cup of fat free milk
• 7 or 8 ice cubes
• 2 Tablespoons of sugar – You can use sugar substitute if you want
• 1 Teaspoon of vanilla flavoring

This delicious take on the traditional Orange Julius has just 148 calories per serving and no fat.

4. Cleansing Smoothie

Cleansing smoothie

So you know we have to have at least one recipe that includes greens. This smoothie has spinach and other good for you veggies but it has other ingredients that help to hide the taste of all those healthy greens. Just blend together:

• 3 cups of spinach leaves – fresh not canned or frozen
• 1 cup cold water
• ½ cup orange juice – again, use fresh juice so you need about 3 or 4 oranges
• 2 cups of romaine lettuce
• 1 medium sized banana
• 1 medium sized pear
• 1 medium sized apple
• 2 celery stalks
• ½ cup parsley
• Juice from 1 lime
• 4 or 5 ice cubes

This is a very healthy and low calorie smoothie that will help to cleanse your system and make you feel wonderful. It has just 216 calories in each serving and contains absolutely no fat.

5. Sleep Slim Smoothie

Dr Oz sleep slim smoothie

This is a popular recipe from The Sleep Dr. that claims to help you to burn fat while you are sleeping. It is delicious and very low in calories. To make it, you will need:

• 1 cup of cherry juice – the tarter the better
• About 5 ice cubes
• ½ cup of plain soy milk
• ½ of a medium sized banana or you can just use a whole small banana
• ¼ Teaspoon of vanilla extract

It has just 225 calories per serving and a mere 2 grams of fat and remember, it is supposed to help you to burn fat while you sleep so enjoy this one as a late night snack before going to bed.

6. Pineapple Mango Smoothie

Pineapple mango smoothie

This tasty pineapple mango smoothie has just a hint of mint for a wonderful flavor and it is low in calories and fat. To make it, you just have to blend together:

• 1 cup of canned pineapple chunks – you can also use fresh pineapple if you prefer
• ½ cup orange juice – frozen is fine if you want it to be a bit thicker
• 1 large mango
• About 6 ice cubes
• ¼ cup of mint leaves

This is a delicious, light and minty smoothie that is perfect for those hot days by the pool.

7. Hot Chocolate with a Twist

Chocolate twist

Just because you are watching your calories and fat does not mean that you cannot enjoy the occasional steaming cup of hot chocolate. This recipe uses pumpkin and white chocolate to create a dreamy hot drink that is very low in fat and calories. You need:

• ½ cup of pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
• 2 cups of plain fat free milk
• ¼ cup of fat free white chocolate mocha from International Delights – you can find this is the dairy section
• 2 Teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
• 2 Teaspoons of vanilla extract

If you want you can add a bit of fat free whipped cream or even some fat free frozen yogurt to the top. It contains absolutely no fat and just 160 calories per serving.

8. Lemonade with a Twist

Lemonade low calorie twisted smoothie

We love traditional recipes with a twist and this is a great one. This lemonade recipe uses mint and blueberries to create a delicious iced drink that is perfect for the coming summer months. Just add together in a gallon pitcher:

• 4 cups of cold water
• About ½ cup of lemon juice – fresh is best so you need about 3 medium sized lemons
• 2 small sliced lemons
• 1 cup of fresh blueberries
• 1/3 cup of fresh mint

You can sweeten this with a sugar substitute if you want or just enjoy it natural. It has just 7 calories in each 8 ounce serving and there is no fat at all.

9. Watermelon Slushie

Watermelon slushie

Who doesn’t love the sweet taste of watermelon? This slushie recipe is a must for those hot summer afternoons and it is a recipe that the entire family will love. The ingredients include:

• 4 cups of chopped watermelon
• About 6 or 7 ice cubes
• 1 cup of cold water
• 2 Tablespoons of lime juice
• 2 Tablespoons of sugar – you can use a sugar substitute if you wish
This is a sweet and very refreshing smoothie that contains no fat and just 58 calories per serving.

10. Frozen Lemonade

Frozen lemonade

Speaking of summer, what could possibly be better than lemonade? Why, frozen lemonade of course and this recipe is as delicious as it is cooling. You just have place in your blender:

• 1 cup of cold water
• About 6 or 7 ice cubes
• The juice from one medium sized lemon
• ¼ cup of fresh mint leaves
• Sweetener to taste – about 2 packets of sugar substitute should do

This is a delicious twist on the traditional lemonade recipe and contains no fat and just 15 calories per serving.

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