Smoothies can be a refreshing alternative to heavier meals in the scorching summer months — particularly when the last thing you want to do is exert any energy, chewing included. The problem is that if you’re not chewing your lunch, it may be easy to assume that you’re not consuming as many calories as you would if you were indulging in a platter of greasy disco fries.
Smoothies prepared with whole milk, ice cream, sugar or any combination thereof could make you pack on the pounds and leave you wishing you got those skinny black jeans a size larger and with extra stretch. But other smoothies, like these three, are filling and healthy and will make skipping that order of disco fries worthwhile.
Photo: Chiquita Banana
Recipe via Chiquita Banana
Place all the ingredients in a blender, leaving the ice for last. Blend on high for at least 30 seconds or until thick.
Place all the ingredients in a blender, leaving the ice for last. Blend on high for at least 30 seconds or until smooth.
Recipe via Martha Stewart
Quarter, pit, and peel avocado. Place avocado, tofu, juice, honey and vanilla in a blender, leaving the ice for last. Blend until smooth.